A new gene delivery therapy using supercharged adeno-associated virus restored hearing and balance in deaf mice, offering hope to about 30 million people in the United States suffering from hearing loss. How does the treatment work?
Biotech January 30, 2017
Single-sided deafness has been found to be closely related to brain plasticity issues, specifically a misalignment of brain hemispheres. New findings are hoped to lead to the elusive cure to this condition.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2016
Taking nutritional supplements may be beneficial to children with a genetic hearing loss, a new mice study revealed. The supplements may significantly slow down the condition's progression.
LIFE March 16, 2016
The first pregnant woman in the United Kingdom to ever undergo a cochlear implant now has her device switched on, enabling her to hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. Kimberley Ward, 27, lost her hearing when she was a teenager.
LIFE December 18, 2015
Concentrating on a demanding visual task can make a person momentarily deaf, as revealed in a new UK study. Researchers at the University College London called this deficit "inattentional deafness."
LIFE December 9, 2015
The project, undertaken by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the federal government, would automatically format any device to the user's needs and preferences.
Internet October 27, 2015
Mice that had defective genes replaces with working copies showed evidence of a restored ability to sense sound, researchers say. The finding could help with human congenital deafness, they suggest.
LIFE July 8, 2015
French and German have been added to the list of spoken languages in the Skype Translator preview app.
Apps/Software June 18, 2015
A retired teacher for deaf students who is hard of hearing taught her cats how to communicate by using sign language.
Internet Culture April 2, 2015
It's not easy living among people that don't communicate the same way you do. That's why this heartwarming video is sure to bring you to tears.
Internet Culture March 11, 2015
The World Health Organization suggests listening to music over a prolonged period could result in hearing loss. Millions of people are at risk due to the unsafe use of audio devices.
LIFE March 1, 2015
Partial deafness in mice has been reversed using a technique that could hold promise for millions of Americans affected by the disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2014
A seven-week-old baby was fitted with hearing aids, allowing him to hear the voices of his parents for the first time in his life. The family caught the reaction in a new video that is going viral on the World Wide Web.
LIFE September 7, 2014