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Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death

Olfactory dysfunction is a harbinger of mortality ...

Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption Associated With Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women

BOSTON, MA – Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consumption of two or more servings of fish per week was ...

Infant Cooing, Babbling Linked to Hearing Ability, MU Researcher Finds

MU study reinforces the importance of early hearing interventions ... Full story

Lack of Thyroid Hormone Blocks Hearing Development

TAU researchers discover that a genetic form of deafness is due to absence of thyroid hormone ... Full story

Stop and Listen: Study Shows How Movement Affects Hearing

Brain's motor areas can directly turn down hearing ... Full story

Youth are quietly losing their hearing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Children and teens constantly plugged into personal listening devices, such as phones, computers or music players, could be harming their ears without realizing it, says a Purdue University audiologist. ... Full story

Two ears are better than one

Hearing-impaired children fitted with a second cochlear implant (CI) early in life, have significantly better outcomes in aspects of their communication and learning. ... Full story

Polysialylated glycoprotein marker of neural stem cells found in adult inner ear

Discovery has implications for developing treatments for deafness ... Full story

New app just what the ear-doctor ordered

Data from the World Health Organisation shows that more than five per cent of all the people in the world (about 360 million) suffer from permanent disabling hearing loss, and more than 32 million of these are children. In developing areas, up to 80 per cent of people with hearing loss have no prospect of early detection. ... Full story

Rats purposefully use their whiskers in different ways to help navigate in the dark

The way rats use their whiskers is more similar to how humans use their hands and fingers than previously thought, new research from the University of Sheffield has found. ... Full story

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