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What happens when people hear voices that others don't

People who hear voices -- both with and without a diagnosed psychotic illness -- are more sensitive than other subjects to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations. And the subjects' ability to learn that these hallucinations were not real may help pinpoint those in need of psychiatric treatment, suggests a new study.

Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

Brain activity to determine whether a subject is conversing with a specific speaker would be very useful for the hearing impaired. Using deep neural network models, researchers have made a breakthrough in auditory attention decoding methods and are coming closer to making cognitively controlled hearing aids a reality.

Neurobiology: Use it or lose it

A new study reveals that sound-evoked activity of neurons in the auditory system of the mouse increases the thickness of their myelin sheaths -- and enhances the speed of signal transmission -- both during development and in the adult brain.

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

Question about FM Systems and Hearing Technology for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Hello DHH teachers and audiologists.What types of FM or hearing technology do you currently use with students? For students whose hearing aids that don't work with wireless FM systems or wireless microphones, what do you do? Can their...Show More Summary

Hearing Aid and iPhone Users: Listen Live - Does it Work?

How cool is this?! Why didn't my audiologists tell me about this?! I want hearing aids that will do this! This feature apparently turns your iPhone into your own personal FM system. Anyone use this before? Is it only for hearing aids made for iPhones? Does it work with any hearing aid with Bluetooth capability? (e

Asking for Help in Class. Why is it So Scary? What Can We Do to Help?

Many Middle School and High School Deaf/HH students I work with often don't ask for help or ask questions in their classes. Some attend all general education classes while others attend a mixture of small group classes, classes with two teachers, and general education classes. Show More Summary

Students. The Things They Say and Do!

My students never fail to crack me up, challenge me, and break my heart.Here are some examples:Young student will whip out his invisible phone from time to time pretending to talk to someone. When he does this while working, I sign to him to hang up and that he needs to work. Show More Summary

No significant change seen in hearing loss among US teens

Although there was an increase in the percentage of US youth ages 12 to 19 reporting exposure to loud music through headphones from 1988-2010, researchers did not find significant changes in the prevalence of hearing loss among this group, according to a study.

Large-scale, collaborative effort could help ease global hearing loss

A team of hearing experts is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss.

Key mechanism behind some deafness identified

Although the basic outlines of human hearing have been known for years -- sensory cells in the inner ear turn sound waves into the electrical signals that the brain understands as sound -- the molecular details have remained elusive. New research has identified a crucial protein in this translation process.

Best practices for cochlear implant hearing preservation identified

New research findings could transform treatment for people with cochlear implants worldwide, and may also enhance patient care.

Program developed to provide free hearing aids to low-income adults

An intervention at a free clinic that included comprehensive care for hearing was able to provide recycled, donated hearing aids to low-income adults, according to a study.

For children with cochlear implants, oral communication may provide better outcomes

Children with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later, a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants has found. The paper is one of the first nationwide longitudinal studies of how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients.

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

2 months agoHealth / Ears & Hearing : RLMDEAF

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.

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