Study points to the evolutionary and developmental similarities between sensory cells in the inner ear and skin.
Listening to music on headphones or earbuds at 50% volume for an hour a day can have a detrimental impact on a young person's auditory health, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified several novel functional mechanisms related to the inner hair cells of the ear. The findings may upend numerous longstanding theories about the working anatomical organization and workings of the ear, as well as provide new avenues for the development of technologies to improve hearing.
An experimental twist on a classic cochlear implant allows researchers to directly measure brain waves and assess how good, or bad, a person's hearing is.
A new vestibular implant can significantly reduce dizziness, restore balance, and improve the quality of life for people with bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH).
A new study provides evidence that hearing is the last sense to go during the process of active death. Many people become unresponsive during the final hours of life, however, EEG data revealed the dying brain responds to sounds throughout the final moments of life.
Ear infections and other conditions that cause hearing loss to one ear can cause nerve damage if left untreated. The damage may render the sufferer to difficulties in speech recognition and processing.
Vascular and inflammatory problems during middle age, as well as some minor injuries, could be a biomarker for poor brain health in older age. However, brain aging may be delayed by maintaining a healthy diet, weight and level of physical activity as we age.