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Experts in Nottingham are investigating whether a new type of hearing test could successfully detect early hearing loss in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Hearing loss is a side effect of some of the intravenous antibiotics used to treat the recurring chest infections associated with the genetic condition. Research is now aiming to discover whether this new test could pick

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University of Toronto - Toronto, ON - A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both. "People's feelings about getting older influence their sensory and cognitive functions," said Alison Chasteen, professor in U

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Study by UCLA psychologists reveals that our senses are far from flawless. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES - Our vision and hearing aren't as reliable as we might think, according to a study by life scientists at UCLA. "Our basic sensory representation of the world -- how information from our eyes and ears is processed by neurons in the

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A survey of 337 Mass. Eye and Ear patients revealed 3 distinct strategies for disclosing hearing loss. Boston, Mass. -- Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337 patients with hearing loss to better understand the language they use with communication partners to disclose their disability. Their findings, published online in the journal Ear and Hearing on October 28, 2015, may

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - 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 at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out the molecular chain of events that enables the cells to make "sounds" on their own, essentially "practicing" their ability

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine finding holds promise for repairing damaged hearing. Hearing is made possible when hair bundles protruding from the tops of hair cells capture the energy of sound waves, converting them into electrical signals that stimulate the auditory nerve to the brain. These hair bundles are made up of individual hair-like projections, or stereocilia, which

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Using lasers to manipulate brain activity, researchers zero in on mechanisms underlying key hearing phenomena. PHILADELPHIA - Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to unexpected sounds. Now, new studies from the Perelman School

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University of British Columbia - Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' oral-motor movements and auditory speech perception. In the study, published October 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 15, 2015 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is pleased to announce that Howard W. Francis, M.D., MBA, will join the AG Bell Board of Directors on November 1, 2015. Howard W. Francis, M.D., MBA, is professor and deputy director of the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

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Auditory neuroscientists discover bottleneck of information flow in the ear and pave the way for gene therapy of deafness. Publication in ‘EMBO Journal’. Disabling hearing impairment (HI) affects 360 million people worldwide, and prevalence increases with age. So far, no causal treatment is available for its most common form, sensorineural HI. Göttingen and Berlin scientists have achieved a major advance

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