New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones

An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.

An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.

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Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
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 29, 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. 
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 31, 2015
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
Inner Ear Cartography
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Aug 31, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 31, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 31, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.