Research

Training in hearing loss with familiar voices

Project

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According to MedicalXpress, researchers at Washington University have developed training software to allow patients with hearing loss to practice listening to the voices they most want to hear.

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Bilateral tinnitus can be hereditary

TINNET

Tinnitus on twins study
© Ingrid Balabanova

Christopher Cederroth presented at the TINNET mini conference meeting in Spain at the end of March. He spoke about his Bilateral tinnitus work that has just been published in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

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New data on perceptual phenomenon in auditory judgment

Report

Singapore noise
© Petr Vaclavek-Fotolia

Researchers from France, the UK, and the US recently reported results of a study showing that prior context in audition has a considerable effect on basic auditory judgement.

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Trojan horse gene delivery to repair congenital hearing loss

Report

C.Alila, 123RF

Significant progress is being made in the area of the genetics underlying hearing loss. Researchers from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases have now succeeded in repairing a genetic defect in an animal model.

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Noise pollution in Singapore: the island’s noisiest neighborhoods

Report

Singapore noise
© JNA

The Straits Times of Singapore followed an expert who recorded noise pollution levels and reports that the districts Serangoon, Clementi and Bukit Timah are the noisiest in this densely populated city-state.

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Facebook research teams working on leading-edge communication technology

Projects

Facebook science fiction projects
© istock

MIT Technology Review recently published a piece on Facebook’s futuristic plans involving technology: typing with the mind and hearing with the skin.

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Virtual reality application to experience the world through aging bodies

App

We Are Alfred
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The new app, developed at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK USA, is one of several virtual reality experiences available at the university.

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Cognitive system that hears more objectively than humans

Sound perception

Fraunhofer's robot
One of the robots used by Fraunhofer © Fraunhofer

At the Hannover Messe 2017, one of the world’s leading industrial shows, Fraunhofer will present a cognitive system that detects erroneous sounds more objectively than the human ear.

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Animal study: gene therapy to treat hereditary hearing loss

Usher syndrome

Research with mice

Researchers in the United States have been able to restore hearing in genetically modified mice mimicking Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes deafness, dizziness, and blindness.

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Broadband or nature sound treatment for tinnitus

Study

centre for Brain Research Auckland

Scientists in New Zealand recently carried out a mixed-method trial of broadband noise (BBN) and nature sounds in tinnitus therapy, and somewhat surprisingly found better outcomes for broadband noise.

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