- Published on 18 June 2019
New US brain research has shown that humans are more sensitive to pitch differences in sound than certain apes, suggesting possible links between the musicality of human speech and our evolutionary development.
- Published on 15 June 2019
Noise levels in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, have been mapped by students from the private Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA), revealing many areas with day and night levels way above limits recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
- Published on 14 June 2019
The long-unsolved "cocktail party" problem of how to listen to a specific speaker in noisy surroundings may have a neuroengineered solution: a brain-controlled AI hearing aid developed in a Columbia University lab.
- Published on 13 June 2019
The greater hearing acuity of blind people is a mystery that science is closer to understanding thanks to two newly published studies led by the University of Washington (UW).
- Published on 23 May 2019
A possible otoprotective effect from one of our favourite foodstuffs has been highlighted by the results of the first large cohort study of the effect of chocolate on hearing loss in middle-aged people.
- Published on 13 May 2019
An Indian Institute of Science (IISc) study has produced an economical prototype for a phone-based hearing aid complete with therapy, aimed at helping children with hearing loss.
- Published on 22 April 2019
Finnish researchers from Turku University Hospital have seen promise in a new tinnitus approach, after 10 out of 13 patients observed an average 39 to 45 percent decrease in their symptoms from receiving magnetic stimulation.
- Published on 11 April 2019
A first-ever multicentred study to evaluate hearing in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) suggests clinicians should be aware that patients with this skin condition may be at risk of developing hearing loss.
- Published on 03 April 2019
A sizeable research grant from the US National Institutes for Health (NIH) has set up the University of Minnesota to lead a global project into developing a different kind of implant to the cochlear variety, one that can restore normal hearing.
- Published on 29 March 2019
A statistical analysis by US researchers has turned up a strikingly higher likelihood of alcohol and drug abuse in under-50-year-olds with hearing loss versus their normal hearing counterparts.