The first implant to treat vertigo experienced during attacks related to Meniere’s Disease and similar balance disorders will be implanted...
A new study finds that the ear delivers sound information to the brain in a surprisingly organized fashion. The brain...
Lacking sound input, the primary auditory cortex “feels” touch. The finding reveals how the early loss of a sense affects brain development. It adds to a growing list of discoveries that confirm the impact of experiences and outside influences in molding the developing brain.
Scientists found that adverse listening situations are difficult for the brain, partly because they draw on the same, limited resources supporting our short-term memory. The new findings are particularly relevant to understanding the cognitive consequences of hearing damage, a condition that affects an increasing number of people.
Contrary to the prevailing theories that music and language are cognitively separate or that music is a byproduct of language, theorists at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) advocate that music underlies the ability to acquire language.
A new study reveals how our brains are able to pick out important sounds in a noisy environment. Researchers believe their findings could lead to a new diagnostic test for hearing disorders.
Isl1 gene expression protects mice against age related and noise induced hearing loss, a new study finds.
A new study provides insight into how localized hearing works in the brain.
Researchers have developed a new way of processing signals in cochlear implants to help users hear music better.
Researchers discover that a key piece of the scientific model used to help explain how humans perceive sound is wrong.
Disruption of timing from sensory neurons could be an underlying cause of tinnitus, a new study suggests.