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.
Researchers investigate new strategies to help listeners better understand those with voice disorders.
Researchers suggest the tectorial membrane may play an important role in regulating hearing by storing calcium. This new information helps us understand why we may lose our hearing briefly after a loud concert.
Researchers report hearing impairment is associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline as we age. However, the study revealed the impact of hearing loss on cognition was lessened for those who had a college level education.
Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.
A new study reveals the neural processes we use to ignore the sound of our own footsteps and other self made noises. Researchers say the findings may shed new light on how we learn to speak and play music.
A new technique synchronizes cochlear signals in those with implants, stimulating the brain in a way that is similar to hearing people. This can allow those with cochlear implants to hear in stereo.
Researchers report a promising treatment for reversing deafness, that converts inner ear stem cells to auditory neurons, may increase cancer risk as the process can make the cells divide too quickly.
Contrary to common belief, lip reading can have a beneficial effect for those with cochlear implants. Researchers found the more a person's brain responded to lip reading, the more responsive the brain became to sound delivered through the implant.