The latest information on hearing research for individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, looking for hearing health information for their loved ones, or just desire to learn more about new discoveries in hearing research to make the right hearing health decisions.
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Researchers have tracked a cell-to-cell signaling pathway that designates the future location of the ear's sensory organs in embryonic mice. The results suggest an avenue for further investigation in restoring hearing loss from nerve damage.
A new survey found an increase in the number of Americans reporting hearing loss as well as a low percentage of hearing impaired people who use hearing aids, only 4 in 10 people with moderate to severe hearing loss and only 1 in 10 people with mild hearing loss.
All sounds echo, but when a sound reaching the ear is loud enough, auditory neurons simply accept that sound and ignore subsequent reverberations.
Studies reveal our hearing is more than simply listening with our ears; in fact our hearing is skin deep, literally.
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that causes a rare form of hearing loss known as auditory neuropathy.
New research shows that a healthy cardiovascular system boosts our hearing over time, particularly among older adults. The study also shows that cardiovascular fitness can protect our hearing by having a beneficial effect on the vascular pattern of the cochlea and, consequently, on hearing loss prevention.
Unlike birds and fish, humans don’t have the ability to grow new hair cells if some are lost due to disease, drugs, or long-term exposure to noise. All of that is about to change.
Research uncovers potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss. The finding paves the way for effective non-surgical therapies to restore hearing loss after noise-induced injury.
Your inner ear rootlet is more critical to healthy hearing than anyone would have first guessed.
The House Ear Institute (HEI) announced the appointment of Neil Segil, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President of Research and a new division that will increase collaborative research between HEI researchers and House Clinic physicians.
Scientists say by re-growing inner ear hair cells we can restore hearing. This breakthrough could lead to significant advances towards curing deafness and hearing loss in the future.
New research has found a way to create the first functional inner ear hair cells in a petri dish. If they can further perfect the recipe to generate hair cells in the millions, it could lead to significant scientific and clinical advances along the path to curing deafness in the future.
Tai Chi is now shown promise in addressing the symptoms associated with vestibular disorder. According to a recently released study, this gentle, slow-moving art not only helps tone muscles and keep joints supple, it also helps in maintaining your balance longer.
One of the reasons for hearing loss is the genetic mutation of a new class of gene called microRNA which causes fewer cochlear hair-like projections that die at a faster rate.
New research has discovered findings that help explain some classes of inherited deafness. These findings, the researchers believe, offer insight that may one day better inform efforts to develop treatments for inherited deafness.
New research has discovered a new gene linked to inherited deafness, which could mean that more families will be able to identify the cause of their hearing loss.
The phrase “perk up your ears” made more sense last year after scientists discovered how the quietest sounds are amplified in the cochlea before being transmitted to the brain.
University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke, AuD., has received the "Michael Beall Threadgill" Award from the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA). Her work has implications for the workers and employers of America who contend with hazardous noise on a daily basis.
A team of University of Oregon researchers have isolated an independent processing channel of synapses inside the brain's auditory cortex that deals specifically with shutting off sound processing at appropriate times. The new finding could lead to new, distinctly targeted therapies such as improved hearing aids.
Feb. 9, 2010 - Deafness is the most common disorder of the senses. Tragically, it commonly strikes in early childhood, severely damaging an affected abi...
Today, those who experience severe conductive and mixed hearing loss have new treatment option. In August, 2009, hearing aid manufacturer, Oticon, received FDA approval to begin...
A University of British Columbia study found that people hear with their skin as well as with their ears. Our brain integrates input from both our ears and our skin for hearing abilities.
February 12, 2009 - As the BHI publishes research from the MarkeTrak VIII survey, we will be providing factoids or summaries via this eNewsletter. A PDF...
Researchers Share Knowledge at Conferences in Colombia, Scotland and Sweden Minneapolis, Feb. 16, 2010 ? The
By Duke Medicine News and Communications Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified neurons in the songbird brain that convey the auditory...