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Myelin-maker: How an FDA-approved drug boosts myelin synthesis

The brainstem of a myelin-deficient mouse that received a transplant of human OPCs a few days after birth and was then treated ...

A Bodyguard for Your Ears

Scientists discover novel pain sensors in inner ear that warn of dangerously loud noise ...

UC audiologist studying ringing in people's ears

A University of Canterbury clinical audiologist is investigating treatments and training approaches to help improve management of hearing loss and tinnitus, which is a ringing in people’s ears. ... Full story

Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Sometimes patients with coclear implants need to have a second or "revision" implantation surgery because of device failure. A new UNC study finds that adults age 65 and older do just as well in speech perception after revision cochlear implantation as those younger than 65. ... Full story

Hearing-Aid Intervention Helps Individuals Gradually Adjust to Devices

Intervention could help stave off depression, improve quality of life ... Full story

MRI scans show why politicians’ lofty statements can fall on deaf ears

New research published in the Journal of Management confirms that unless political leaders can create a sense of community amongst voters, their inspirational messages are likely to fall on deaf ears. ... Full story

Humans, Sparrows Make Sense of Sounds in Similar Ways

Human language draws on a complex set of cognitive skills -- some of which are also found in songbirds ... Full story

New version of common antibiotic could eliminate risk of hearing loss, study finds

A study in mice has found that a commonly used antibiotic can be modified to eliminate the risk that it will cause hearing loss. ... Full story

Ears and Hearing Effects Continue to Reverberate after Boston Marathon Bombing

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

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