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Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers’ reading development

Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from ...

Ears and Hearing Effects Continue to Reverberate after Boston Marathon Bombing

Study in the journal Otology & Neuotology shows continued follow up and care of this patient population is warranted ...

Best supporting actors – in your ears? U-M research points to potential way to restore hearing

Harnessing regenerative power of early supporting cells could lead to new strategies to combat many causes of deafness, animal research shows ... Full story

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 ears, they have difficulty concentrating. A new therapy does not lessen perception of the noise but appears to help patients cope better with it in their daily lives, according to new research. ... Full story

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 study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Montclair State University. ... Full story

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

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