Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid

A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.

A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.

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Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Abby Olena | Aug 22, 2018
After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Kerry Grens | Jan 30, 2018
The tissue, grown on a 3-D scaffold and seeded from the kids’ own cells, was transplanted to correct deformities in their cartilage.
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Deficiency in a protein called pejvakin makes inner ear cells more vulnerable to sound, unable to brace themselves against oxidative stress stimulated by noise. 
Hearing Channel Components Mapped
Hearing Channel Components Mapped
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2015
Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Inner Ear Cartography
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
The Ears Have It
The Ears Have It
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2015
A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.
The Regenerators
The Regenerators
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.