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Military dogs are finally getting proper hearing protection

6 days ago

You may think that we evolved through using dogs in battlefields. However, we are using them as often…
Understanding how raptors hear may help prevent future wind turbine deaths

November 26, 2019

While wind turbines provide sustainable energy solutions, they also pose a threat — raptors that hunt by day,…
New genes identified in hearing loss, providing treatment hope

September 27, 2019

In the study, researchers from King’s  and UCL analysed the genetic data from over 250,000 participants of the…
When a sound is played into someone’s ear, the sound propagates through and is reflected and absorbed by the ear canal — all of which produce a unique signature that can be recorded by a microphone attached to the earbud, which then sends the info via Bluetooth to the user's smartphone for verification. Image credit: University at Buffalo.
Unlock your smartphone with earbuds

September 19, 2019

Visit a public space. Chances are you’ll see people wearing earbuds or earphones. The pervasiveness of this old-meets-new…
Olfactory and auditory stimuli change the perception of our body

September 11, 2019

A pioneering investigation developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) alongside the University of Sussex and…
Hearing through the clatter

September 9, 2019

In a busy coffee shop, our eardrums are inundated with sound waves — people chatting, the clatter of…
Listening to loud music may quickly cause irreversible damage to your hearing.
Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch

June 11, 2019

In the eternal search for understanding what makes us human, scientists found that our brains are more sensitive…
Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows

April 25, 2019

Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a…
Aiming to improve experiences for cochlear implant users

February 28, 2019

When Michelle Hughes arrived at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August, she brought with her a mission to…
Ear. Image credit: Martin Vorel via Libreshot, CC0 Public Domain
A new image of hearing

February 25, 2019

Researchers have developed a method to take high-definition images of a snail shell-shaped hearing organ located in the…
Mechanism helps explain the ear’s exquisite sensitivity

January 16, 2019

The human ear, like those of other mammals, is so extraordinarily sensitive that it can detect sound-wave-induced vibrations…
Scientists to give artificial intelligence human hearing

December 18, 2018

Russian scientists have come closer to creating a digital system to process speech in real-life sound environment, for…
Sense of sight is the most important for humans, right? Your hierarchy of senses is not objective

November 11, 2018

Humans have many senses – it’s a myth that there are only 5. However, there are 5 senses…
Gene Plays Critical Role in Noise-Induced Deafness

October 24, 2018

In experiments using mice, a team of UC San Francisco researchers has discovered a gene that plays an…
The Hearing Molecule

September 6, 2018

Scientists at Harvard Medical School say they have ended a 40-year-quest for the elusive identity of the sensor…
Eavesdropping birds learn meaning of foreign alarm calls just by listening

August 20, 2018

The wild birds in this study, published in the journal Current Biology, learnt to recognise new alarm calls by…
Hearing Class

August 3, 2018

A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers sheds light on the molecular repertoire of neurons responsible for…
Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice

July 10, 2018

A small-molecule drug is one of the first to preserve hearing in a mouse model of an inherited…
Inner Ear: Function Follows Form

May 17, 2018

The loss of tiny cells in the inner ear, known as hair cells, is a leading cause of…
How does the brain learn categorization for sounds? The same way it does for images

April 24, 2018

Categorization, or the recognition that individual objects share similarities and can be grouped together, is fundamental to how…
Waves of Touch

April 13, 2018

Touch: We use it all the time to interact with the world around us. Yet the sense of…
Seeing sounds: researchers uncover molecular clues for synaesthesia

March 13, 2018

One in twenty-five people have synaesthesia, perceiving the world in unusual ways. An experience with one sense automatically…
Noise sensitive persons can blame their brain

February 15, 2018

Up to 20-40% of the healthy population are sensitive to noise according to different estimates, which make them…
Why looking at the lips helps understand what people are saying?

February 13, 2018

Have you been in a situation when you are trying to listen to what someone is saying, but…
FDA OK’s UW-created therapy to protect hearing

February 8, 2018

The first clinical trial of a new drug designed to protect humans’ hearing will involve a compound developed…
New knowledge paves way for better hearing aids

September 20, 2017

Hearing aids amplify sounds in our surroundings. New research makes it possible to distinguish between wanted sounds, e.g.…
Autophagy essential for hearing in mice

July 17, 2017

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo has demonstrated that autophagy, a key mechanism by which…
The Physics of Hearing

July 13, 2017

Humans have an uncommon aural ability: In a room full of people all engaged in separate conversations, we…
Direction of your gaze affects your ability to focus on particular sounds

July 6, 2017

Even if you have a perfect hearing there are times when you simply miss something someone says and…
How can we tell where the sound is coming from? Experiments with ferrets revealed the weird mechanism

June 18, 2017

How do we know where sound is coming from? Generally, we turn our head just slightly, allowing our…
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