The brain activity response to sound in older children with hearing loss was lower than their peers with normal hearing.
Wearing a hearing aid for age-related hearing loss may help to protect the brain against dementia, a new study finds. Researchers report those who wore hearing aids maintained better brain function over time than those who did not.
A new study reports it takes longer for deaf infants to become familiar with new objects. Researchers say the study highlights a difference in how infants process information, even when the information is not auditory in nature.
Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers report age related hearing loss can increase the risk of older adults experiencing symptoms of depression. The study reports those with mild hearing loss were twice as likely to be depressed, and those with severe hearing loss were up to four times more likely to suffer depression than those with normal hearing.
Researchers report within the first weeks of life, deaf cats have reduced connections between the anterior ectosylvian sulcus and the superior colliculus. However, deaf cats have increased connections from other auditory areas to the superior colliculus.
Max Planck Institute researchers report deaf children who receive cochlear implants are better at learning words when introduced to spoken word than children with normal hearing.
Researchers have identified a new protein, CIB2, that is key to helping the auditory system to turn soundwaves into meaningful brain signals. Mutations of this gene leave people unable to convert the soundwaves into signals that the brain can interpret, and are deaf.