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Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish
Staff | May 1, 2017
Using three-dimensional culture, which allows cells to grow in a ball-shape aggregate, scientists created inner ear organoids containing sensory neurons and hair cells.
Understanding Music Heard Through Cochlear Implants
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2017
Music sounds very different to cochlear implant users. Researchers are trying to improve the experience.
Katie Kindt's Quest to Understand Hair Cells
Karen Zusi | Sep 1, 2016
Acting Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Age: 38
Brain Listens During Sleep
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016
People continue to hear and process words during light non-REM sleep, a study shows.
What’s in a Voice?
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
More than you think (or could make use of)
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
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.
Early Hominin Hearing
Karen Zusi | Sep 29, 2015
Based on the structure of fossilized skulls and ear bones, researchers learn that early hominins heard sounds best between the frequencies that humans and chimpanzees do.
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.
Ruth Williams | Sep 3, 2015
The inner ear organ, from macro to micro