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September 24, 2020

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Our Animal Inheritance: Humans Perk Up Their Ears, Too, When They Hear Interesting Sounds

Many animals move their ears to better focus their attention on a novel sound. That humans also have this capability was not known until now. A ...

Researchers Find Proteins That Might Restore Damaged Sound-Detecting Cells in the Ear

Using genetic tools in mice, researchers say they have identified a pair of proteins that precisely control when sound-detecting cells, known as hair ...

Mechanism Helps Explain the Ear's Exquisite Sensitivity

Researchers have decoded the way structures in the inner ear give our hearing its remarkable sensitivity and ...

Discovery of New Neurons in the Inner Ear Can Lead to New Therapies for Hearing Disorders

Researchers have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells ...
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Common Characteristics of Rare Pediatric Brain Tumors

In a new study, researchers found that pediatric acoustic neuroma patients had similar symptoms to those of adult patients; however, tumor size was typically larger in the pediatric patients at the ...

Parents' Mental Illness Increases Suicide Risk in Adults With Tinnitus, Hyperacusis

A study is the first to examine the relationship between parental mental illness like anxiety and depression in childhood and the risk of suicide and self-harm in adults who suffer from tinnitus, ...

Diplomats' Mystery Illness Linked to Radiofrequency/microwave Radiation, Researcher Says

In a new article, a researcher makes the case that publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a 'mystery illness' afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly ...

Method to Cancel Noise Without Ear-Blocking Headphones

Disruptive noise is almost everywhere, from people talking in the office corridor to road construction down the street to the neighbor's lawn mower. Researchers are looking to improve this noisy ...

Hearing Class

New study finds that the class of neurons responsible for transmitting information from the inner ear to the brain is composed of three molecularly distinct subtypes. One of these subtypes is ...

Why Some People Get Dizzy When Hearing Certain Sounds

Researchers have discovered why certain people experience dizziness when they hear a particular sound, such as a musical tone. For patients with semicircular canal dehiscence, there is a pathological ...

Mindfulness Is Key to Tinnitus Relief Research Reveals

New studies suggest mindfulness-based CBT could significantly help tinnitus ...

Function of a Mysterious Component of the Inner Ear Revealed

A new study finds that a mysterious component of the inner ear acts as a pressure-relief valve, formed by a thin barrier of cellular projections that opens and closes to regulate the release of inner ...

Hearing-Related Problems Common Among Preschool Teachers

Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound. This is a ...

Virtual Reality Technology Opens New Doors of (Spatial) Perception

Locating and discriminating sound sources is extremely complex because the brain must process spatial information from many, sometimes conflicting, cues. Using virtual reality and other immersive ...

Synchronizing Cochlear Signals Stimulates Brain to 'Hear' in Stereo

Using both ears to hear increases speech recognition and improves sound localization. Researchers want to bring this advantage to people who use cochlear implants. They have developed a new technique ...

Simple Treatment May Minimize Hearing Loss Triggered by Loud Noises

New research reveals how traumatic noise damages hearing and identifies a potential way to preserve ...

Scientists Develop Method to Repair Damaged Structures Deep Inside the Ear

Scientists found a new way to fix cells deep inside the ear, which could help millions of people who suffer hearing ...

Specially Timed Signals Ease Tinnitus Symptoms in First Test Aimed at the Condition’s Root Cause

Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears -- a condition called tinnitus -- but a new study shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity ...

Want to Listen Better? Lend a Right Ear

Listening requires sensitive hearing and the ability to process information into cohesive meaning. Add everyday background noise and constant interruptions, and the ability to comprehend what is ...

Neurofeedback Shows Promise in Treating Tinnitus

Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found that neurofeedback training has the potential to reduce the severity of tinnitus or even eliminate it, according to a new ...

Earplugs Unavoidable for Musicians in the Orchestra and at Home

Many musicians suffer ear damage. Professional orchestras have therefore taken measures in recent years to reduce the sound levels. Studies now reveal that physical measures, like placing screens or ...

Screen Children With Reading Difficulties for Hearing Problems

A new study found 25 percent of its young participants who had reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment, of which their parents and teachers were ...

No Evidence of Hidden Hearing Loss from Common Recreational Noise

The first study to look for a causal relationship between recreational noise exposure and auditory function in humans finds that while hearing is temporarily affected in young adults after attending ...

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