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Personal Cues Can Have a Strong Effect on Craving in Individuals With Addiction

May 4, 2015 — Unique person-specific cues -- such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song -- appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study ... read more

Genetic Predisposition Found for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Apr. 16, 2015 — In a new genome-wide association study, an international team of neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study by a linguistics professor sheds light on a well-known linguistic characteristic of autistic children — their reluctance to use pronouns — paving the way for more accurate ... read more

Do Consumers Think Products Are Better When Companies Donate to Charity?

Mar. 31, 2015 — Does hearing about a company's charitable donations raise your opinion of their products? According to a new study, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better ... read more

Cochlear Implantation Improved Speech Perception, Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Mar. 12, 2015 — Cochlear implantation was associated with improved speech perception and cognitive function in adults 65 years or older with profound hearing loss, according to a report. Hearing impairment is ... read more

Received Wisdom About Mental Illness Challenged by New Report

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new report challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness and has led to widespread media coverage and debate in the UK. Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain ... read more

Voices in People's Heads More Complex Than Previously Thought

Mar. 10, 2015 — Voices in people's heads are far more varied and complex than previously thought. One of the largest and most detailed studies to date on the experience of auditory hallucinations, commonly ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — A researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market. Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, ... read more

Unusual Disease That Causes Acute Confusion May Be Underdiagnosed

Feb. 25, 2015 — An unusual disease called Susac syndrome, which can cause acute confusion and problems with hearing and eyesight, is rare but probably under reported, physicians ... read more

A Bodyguard for Your Ears: Scientists Discover Novel Pain Sensors in Inner Ear That Warn of Dangerously Loud Noise

Feb. 18, 2015 — Our hearing has a secret bodyguard, a newly discovered connection from the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise that causes tissue damage and hearing loss. Scientists believe ... read more

Feb. 13, 2015 — Medical researchers are breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve. Hearing loss manifests in various forms, most of which can be partially restored through hearing aids and ... read more

Can't Sing? Do It More Often

Feb. 9, 2015 — If you've ever been told that you're 'tone deaf' or 'can't carry a tune,' don't give up. New research suggests that singing accurately is not so much a talent ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — The elderly often complain about hearing difficulties, especially when several people are talking all at once. Researchers have discovered that the reason for this does not just concern the ear but ... read more

Review of Nonmedicinal Interventions for Delirium in Older Patients

Feb. 2, 2015 — Interventions to prevent delirium that do not involve prescription drugs and have multiple components appeared to be effective at reducing delirium and preventing falls in hospitalized older ... read more

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music

Jan. 26, 2015 — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team. The scientists say ... read more

Family Income, Child Behavior Factors in Legal Disputes About Kids With Autism

Jan. 12, 2015 — A national survey of parents of kids with autism indicates these families with higher incomes are more likely to use their procedural safeguards -- including mediation and due process hearings -- to ... read more

Two Brain Regions Join Forces for Absolute Pitch

Jan. 7, 2015 — People who have "absolute pitch" can identify notes immediately without relying on a reference tone. Intensive research is being conducted into the neuronal basis of this extraordinary ... read more

Dec. 2, 2014 — A way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss has been found in a mouse using a simple chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3. This discovery has important implications not only for ... read more

New Process Helps Identify Odorant Receptors in Live Mice

Dec. 1, 2014 — The receptors activated by two odors have been identified by researchers using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice. Using a fluorescent protein to mark nerve cells activated by ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said -- those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences -- but also to other features of ... read more

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