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.
It has often been claimed that exposure to loud noises in recreational activities, such as at a music concert, contributes to hidden hearing loss. New research finds no evidence to support the theory that permanent hearing difficulties occur as a result recreational noise exposure.
Researchers propose Francisco Goya may have suffered from Susac's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that robbed him of his hearing.
A new study reports short term hearing loss can lead to changes in the auditory system, forcing neurons to alter their shape and behavior.
Researchers have identified a specific part of the brain that older adults use to differentiate speech sounds in background noises.
A new study reports the chemotherapy drug cisplatin can kill sensory cells in the inner ear and cause permanent hearing loss.