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.
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.
Findings could help to develop new neuro-rehabilitation interventions through musical training.
Researchers propose Francisco Goya may have suffered from Susac's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that robbed him of his hearing.