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How CJ Jones Mobilized Deaf Communities With His Self-Promotion For "Baby Driver" Incoming Film

For months, CJ Jones, longtime Deaf actor proudly self-promoted his first "major" film appearance in "Baby Driver", adrenaline-packed film which has well-received by the very influential "Rotten Tomatoes" aggregator thru YouTube postings...Show More Summary

White noise after loud noise prevents hearing deficits in mice

Mild hearing loss from exposure to less than one hour of loud noise leads to a reorganization of circuits in a key midbrain structure of the auditory system in mice, finds new research. However, exposure to moderate white noise for seven days immediately following loud noise prevented the reorganization of these circuits and related hearing deficits in some mice.

Antibiotic overuse in children could be reduced with improved communication

To help reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics for common childhood illnesses, parents would benefit from fuller communication from their health care providers, suggests new research.

Auditory perception: Where microseconds matter

To localize sounds, particularly low-frequency sounds, mammals must perceive minimal differences in the timing of signal reception between the two ears. Researchers now describe a unique feature of the neurons responsible for this t...

Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication.

Palm-size device for quick, effective treatment of common hearing disorder

A novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, has been developed for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), or ‘glue ear’, which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide. The invention, which is sensor-guided and easy to use, could significantly improve current surgical treatment of the condition.

This fly's incredible hearing is a curiosity to those developing better hearing aids

Ormia ochracea's sense of directional hearing is second to none in the animal kingdom. A biologist's study of this fly may lead researchers to develop better hearing aids, they say.

Virus study targets infection linked to birth defects

Fresh insights into how a common virus replicates could pave the way for new therapies to stop its spread. Scientists have discovered a key molecule linked to Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection, which is harmless for healthy people but can cause miscarriage and birth defects during pregnancy.

Cotton tip applicators are sending 34 kids to the emergency department each day

Researchers found that over a 21-year period from 1990 through 2010, an estimated 263,000 children younger than 18 years of age were treated in US hospital emergency departments for cotton tip applicator related ear injuries -- that's about 12,500 annually, or about 34 injuries every day.

Human inner ear organs grown: Could lead to new therapies for hearing, balance impairments

Researchers have successfully developed a method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells, a finding that could lead to new platforms to model disease and new therapies for the treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

Don't Punish or Ignore Those Advocating For Their Hearing Needs in Class

I was not there. I can't tell you what happened exactly. But, this is what the student told me:  A high school student's teacher talked to the class for a bit while playing a recording of someone else talking with music in the background. Show More Summary

Modified virus as 'Trojan Horse' for delivering genes to repair congenital hearing loss

There are more than 300 genetic defects that have been found to prevent the hair cells in the human inner ear, the sensory cells of the ear as it were, from working properly. This can result in severe hearing impairment and even to complete hearing loss. Show More Summary

A mother's voice may help stabilize preterm infants

A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother's voice can benefit the health of preterm infants.

Hearing, touch mediate sensations via osseointegrated prostheses

People with a prosthesis attached directly to their skeleton can hear by means of vibrations in their implant. This sound transmission through bones is an important part of osseoperception -- sensory awareness of the patient's surroundings provided by their prosthesis. Show More Summary

Intelligible speech despite noisy surroundings

A method for predicting speech intelligibility in noisy surroundings has been created by scienitsts. The results of their experiments are more precise than those gained through the standard methods applied before now. They might thus facilitate the development process of hearing aids.

When writing interferes with hearing

A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. However, results can be extremely variable. Using brain imaging techniques, a neuroscientist and a surgeon have managed to predict the success of a cochlear implant among people who became profoundly deaf in their adult life.

Brain 'rewires' itself to enhance other senses in blind people

The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory and language) according to a new study.

58 million Americans are exposed to loud, frequent noises, including firearms, at work and home

Substantial noise exposures, with potentially serious long-term hearing health consequences, frequently occur in occupational and recreational settings, a new report explains.

'Instrument flight' to the inner ear

A high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation has been developed by a team of surgeons and engineers. To embed an electronic cochlear implant device into the ear of a deaf patient, the surgeon has to create a precise access from behind the ear, through the skull bone all the way into the inner ear.

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