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Novel tinnitus therapy helps patients cope with phantom noise

By Julia Evangelou Strait - Patients with tinnitus hear phantom noise and are sometimes so bothered by the perceived ringing in their ...

Ultrasound Guides Tongue to Pronounce “R” Sounds

Using ultrasound technology to visualize the tongue’s shape and movement can help children with difficulty pronouncing “r” sounds, according to a small ...

When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more, says CU-Boulder study

The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. ... Full story

Whites of Their Eyes: Study Finds Infants Respond to Social Cues From Sclera

Humans are the only primates with large, highly visible sclera – the white part of the eye. ... Full story

Scientists Restore Hearing in Noise-Deafened Mice, Pointing Way to New Therapies

Mass. Eye and Ear part of team that shows key role of protein called NT3 in ear-to-brain communication and as a target for future treatments ... Full story

Post-tonsillectomy complications more likely in children from lower-income families

There was a disparity in post-tonsil removal doctor’s visits based on race and ethnicity as well ... Full story

Prototype Chip Makes Possible Fully Implantable Cochlear Implant

BOSTON --Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a protype system-on-chip (SoC) that could make possible a fully implanted cochlear implant. They will present their findings on Feb. 11at the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. ... Full story

Translating the Deaf Self: understanding the impact of mediation

Interpreters and translators form a large part of everyday life for Deaf people in interaction with hearing communities. The effects of this on how they are perceived by others and in turn how Deaf people see themselves, is to be investigated by a team of researchers in Edinburgh and Manchester. ... Full story

Decreased ability to identify odors can predict death

Olfactory dysfunction is a harbinger of mortality ... Full story

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 associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women. Findings of the new study Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption and Hearing Loss study led by Sharon G. Curhan, MD, BWH Channing Division of Network Medicine, are published online on September 10 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN). ... Full story

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