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Skip a Beat? Your Auditory Nerve Cells Will Know It – 1.4 days ago

A clever experiment reveals how cells that process sound respond to complex stimuli.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - If you stimulate an auditory nerve cell over and over in a…

Say What? How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write – 3.4 days ago

Out loud, someone says, “The man is catching a fish.” The same person then takes pen to paper and writes, “The men is catches a fish.”
Although the human…

When it Comes to Hearing, Diet May Trump Noise Exposure – 5.4 days ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a…

Chris Coleman, Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, Proclaims Sunday, July 26, 2015 to be William F. Austin Day in the City of Saint – 0.9 weeks ago

Saint Paul honors Mr. Austin for his commitment to using hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world.
MINNEAPOLIS (July 23, 2015)...

Baby Talk: Babies Prefer Listening to their Own Kind – 1.1 weeks ago

Babies’ listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language development.
Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen?...

Starkey Hearing Foundation Teams Up with Special Olympics for the 2015 World Summer Games – 1.2 weeks ago

Starkey Hearing Foundation becomes official Healthy Hearing partner.
MINNEAPOLIS (July 16, 2015) – Starkey Hearing Foundation is showing its support for Special…

Stirling Expert-Led Team to Pioneer Hearing Aid that Can 'See' – 1.3 weeks ago

June 2015 - A next-generation hearing aid which can ‘see’ is to be developed by a University of Stirling Computer Scientist-led multidisciplinary team of researchers and…

FDA Takes Action Against Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop Products – 1.6 weeks ago

Products lack safety, effectiveness and quality.
July 1, 2015.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced its intention to take enforcement action against…

Eros Ramazzotti Named as New Ambassador for Hear the World – 1.8 weeks ago

Italian music star pledges his support for the non-profit foundation.
Staefa, July 9, 2015. The Hear the World Foundation, whose vision is to create a world in which…

'Make Like a Bat': Study Finds High Frequencies Help Us Find Objects Using Echoes – 1.9 weeks ago

The ability that some people have to use echoes to determine the position of an otherwise silent object, in a similar way to bats and dolphins, requires good high-pitch hearing…

New and Expanded Ida Institute University Course Educates and Engages Students on the Human Dynamics of Hearing Loss – 2.1 weeks ago

NAERUM, DK   July 13 – Since its establishment in 2007, the Ida Institute has been transforming the ways in which hearing healthcare professionals acquire…

How Does the Brain Respond to Hearing Loss? – Wed, Jul 15th 2015

Researchers exploring the ways in which the human brain responds to hearing loss have identified patterns of brain ‘reorganization’ that may be related to a widely reported link…

Hard to Understand, Harder to Remember – Mon, Jul 13th 2015

In a study, native English speakers had more difficulty recalling words spoken in an unfamiliar Korean accent, suggesting that the effort listeners put into understanding a…

UNSW Researchers Discover How the Brain Balances Hearing Between Our Ears – Sat, Jul 11th 2015

Animal study provides insight into hearing loss and is likely to improve cochlear implants.

Animal study provides insight into hearing loss and is likely to improve cochlear…

All Sounds Made Equal in Melancholy – Thu, Jul 9th 2015

Recent research suggests that individuals with elevated depressive symptoms have difficulty perceiving all categories of speech, rather than displaying a selective bias towards…

Anti-stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say – Tue, Jul 7th 2015

ATLANTA — An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial…

Experts Map Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation – Sun, Jul 5th 2015

May 21, 2015 — A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can’t benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese…

Bats Use Both Sides of Brain to Listen - Just Like Humans – Thu, Jul 2nd 2015

WASHINGTON - Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center and American University have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their…

NTID's Rosica Hall wins 2015 Design Excellence Award – Tue, Jun 30th 2015

Honor presented June 12 by Rochester chapter of American Institute of Architects.
Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National…

Journal Article Supports Song Lyric Captioning – Sun, Jun 28th 2015

John Stanton, Esq., chair of AG Bell’s Public Affairs Council and 2014 recipient of the organization’s highest honor, the Honors of the Association Award, has just been published…