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Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

Brain uses “older” systems/structures to preferentially process emotion expressed through vocalizations ...

The FDA engages stakeholders on opportunities to improve hearing aid usage and innovation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced new efforts to better understand how the agency can appropriately balance patient safety while ...

New test could detect early hearing loss in cystic fibrosis patients

Experts in Nottingham are investigating whether a new type of hearing test could successfully detect early hearing loss in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). ... Full story

Better prescription for speech and language aids

Devices help children express thoughts and feelings ... Full story

Is seeing believing? People are surprisingly bad at identifying where sights and sounds originate

Study by UCLA psychologists reveals that our senses are far from flawless ... Full story

Low Sugar Diet: Foods Taste Sweeter But No Change in Preferred Level of Sweetness

PHILADELPHIA – A new study from scientists at the Monell Center and collaborators reveals that while foods such as vanilla pudding taste sweeter following three months on a low-sugar diet, the level of sweetness most preferred in foods and beverages does not change. The findings may inform public health efforts to reduce the amount of added sugars that people consume in their diets. ... Full story

Protein Movement of Hair Bundles in the Inner Ear May Preserve Hearing for Life

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Finding Holds Promise for Repairing Damaged Hearing ... Full story

Bitter Taste Sensitivity May Predict Surgical Outcome in Certain Chronic Rhinosinusitus Patients

PHILADELPHIA – New research from the Monell Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that physicians may someday be able to use a simple taste test to predict which surgical intervention is best suited to help a subset of chronic rhinosinusitis patients. ... Full story

Genetic modification may prevent hereditary hearing loss

By Ziba Kashef - Hereditary hearing loss can worsen over time and lead to premature deafness. In a new study, a Yale-led research team successfully applied genetic modification to delay inherited hearing loss in mice. ... Full story

Cats Retain Multiple Functional Bitter Taste Receptors

The bitter truth: Kitty’s picky eating habits further unraveled ... Full story

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