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Examining acoustic communication in insects

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Ongoing research on the neuroethology of acoustic communication in insects is providing interesting data that could later be applied to mammals.

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Severe fatigue and vigor problems in people with hearing loss

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Recent research has shown that people seeking help for hearing difficulties are more likely to suffer from severe fatigue and vigor problems manifesting as feelings of low energy.

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How shocking noises become long-term memories?

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Researchers from New York University’s Langone Medical Center have carried out a study in rats showing that a part of the brain acts as an amplifier, controlling how and where the brain stores and transforms sounds.

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Further evidence of link between hearing loss and depression

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According to a presentation at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd annual convention in Toronto, Canada untreated hearing loss leads to depression and other cognitive disorders.

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Hybrid cochlear implants: new study reveals benefits

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A new study carried out at New York University has found that hybrid cochlear implants may be beneficial in many people with high-frequency hearing loss.

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Regeneration of cells in the inner ear

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Researchers from the Stanford University Medical Center, California (USA) recently used single-cell gene expression profiles to create a gene expression map for the organ of Corti, in a mouse model.

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New surgical technique for cochlear implantation

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MED-EL and the Switzerland-based medical technology company CAScination have initiated joint development of a novel minimally-invasive, robot-assisted method for implantation of cochlear implants.

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Comparing CROS hearing devices and BAHAs

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The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) recently highlighted a study on contralateral routing of signal (CROS) devices and bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs).

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How the brain balances left and right hearing

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Researchers from the University of New South Wales, Australia report new findings from animal studies on how the brain balances hearing between the two ears.

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Understanding parental speech to improve hearing aids

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Recent research on the characteristics of child-directed speech provides more evidence that mothers and fathers speak to their young children in a different way.

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