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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Study Shows Effectiveness of Earplugs in Preventing Temporary Hearing Loss After Loud Music

Apr. 7, 2016 — The effectiveness of earplugs in preventing temporary hearing loss immediately following music exposure has been assessed by a team that reports that yes, in fact, the use of earplugs can be of ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — New doctor's orders: No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating. Researchers have found that the noise your food makes while you're eating can have a significant effect on how ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Humans use the time delay at the ears to deduce the origin of a sound signal. In frogs, lizards and birds the distance between the ears is too small. However, they have a cavity connecting the ... read more

Brain's 'Amplifier' Compensates for Lost Inner Ear Function

Jan. 28, 2016 — Researchers have described, for the first time, the adult brain's ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers that link the ear to the brain. The findings suggest ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — People with tinnitus who are less bothered by their symptoms use different brain regions when processing emotional information, new research indicates. Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — A new prosthesis for a traditional ear surgery is bringing hope to patients diagnosed with a hereditary disorder that causes hearing loss. After 63-year-old was diagnosed with otosclerosis in her ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers report they have figured out ... read more

Sound Deprivation Leads to Irreversible Hearing Loss

Nov. 18, 2015 — Sound deprivation in adult mice causes irreversible damage to the inner ear. The findings suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss, such as that caused by recurrent ear infections, leads to ... read more

Taste Perception Is Influenced by Extreme Noise Conditions

Nov. 10, 2015 — Scientists examined the influence of the extreme noise conditions encountered during flight on the five basic tastes. They found that noise condition had no influence on intensity ratings for salty, ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — The movement of protein within hair cells of the inner ear shows signs of a repair and renewal mechanism, new research ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — These genes, or others in the same pathway, could be promising targets for efforts to treat hearing loss or balance problems by regenerating hair cells, the researchers ... read more

Scientists Develop Genetic Blueprint of Inner Ear Cell Development

Oct. 15, 2015 — Using a sensitive new technology called single-cell RNA-seq on cells from mice, scientists have created the first high-resolution gene expression map of the newborn mouse inner ear. The findings ... read more

Ancient Human Ear-Orienting System Could Yield Clues to Hearing Deficits in Infants

Oct. 13, 2015 — Vestigial organs, such as the wisdom teeth in humans, are those that have become functionless through the course of evolution. Now, a psychologist studying vestigial muscles behind the ears in humans ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of 'phantom' sensations. Homing in on their structural and functional ... read more

July 28, 2015 — People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Studying mice, scientists have identified two signaling molecules that are required for the proper development of a part of the inner ear called the cochlea. Without both signals, the embryo does not ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In the largest US clinical trial of its kind researchers found that transcranial magnetic stimulation significantly improved tinnitus symptoms for more than half of study ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, but research from neuroscientists has provided new information about ... read more

July 9, 2015 — Screening method can reduce false-positive hearing results, reducing need for extensive followup tests, family stress, researchers say. In their study, audiologists used high-frequency tympanometry ... read more

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