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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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NAERUM, DK November 12 – The decision to choose a cochlear implant for a child has life-long implications for both children and their families. To assist families of children with cochlear implants, the Ida Institute has introduced the new My Turn to Talk online tool. The newest addition to Ida’s comprehensive Tool Room provides a simple step-by-step process that enables

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October 23, 2015 - For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to correct defective structures in the inner ears of newborn mice, according to results of a new study by researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The mice had a type of hereditary deafness also

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A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age. Researchers in Manchester, Nottingham, Cincinnati and Madison, Wisconsin analysed data from up to 433,390 UK adults from the UK Biobank study . Associations with birth weight – an index

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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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CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery, according to a study in the journal Brain and Behavior . In the journal's Oct. 12 online edition, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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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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New family of BTE and ITE product styles designed to remove patient barriers . September 29, 2015 – Kitchener, Canada – Unitron, a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing solutions, today unveiled Stride, a new family of freshly designed BTE and ITE hearing instruments built on the North ™ sound processing platform. Stride leverages Unitron’s patient-centric design philosophy and is

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University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences – PITTSBURGH, 2015 - Researchers have identified in an animal model the molecular mechanisms behind resilience to noise-induced tinnitus and a possible drug therapy that could reduce susceptibility to this chronic and sometimes debilitating condition. The findings by a team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were published online in

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