hearing
Katie Kindt's Quest to Understand Hair Cells
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
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?
What’s in a Voice?
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
More than you think (or could make use of)
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Year in Review: Hot Topics
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2015
In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.
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. 
Early Hominin Hearing
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
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. 
Mapping Corti
Mapping Corti
Ruth Williams | Sep 3, 2015
The inner ear organ, from macro to micro
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2015
Given the diverse cell types and complex structure of the human inner ear, will researchers ever be able to re-create it?
Hear and Now
Hear and Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2015
Auditory research advances worth shouting about