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Although hearing loss is a very common sensory loss — affecting one-third of all American adults between the ages of 65 and 74 and nearly half of those older than 75 — solutions to hearing problems have been slow to materialize. Until recently, hearing aids only made things louder, not necessarily clearer. And scientists have yet to discover a way to repair damage to

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Humans can observe what and where something happens around them with their hearing, as long as sound frequencies lie between 20 Hz and 2,000 Hz. Researchers at Aalto University have now developed a new audio technique that enables people to also hear ultrasonic sources that generate sound at frequencies above 20,000 Hz with simultaneous perception of their direction. The results

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Mild hearing loss from exposure to less than one hour of loud noise leads to a reorganization of circuits in a key midbrain structure of the auditory system in mice, finds new research published in  The Journal of Neuroscience . However, exposure to moderate white noise for seven days immediately following loud noise prevented the reorganization of these circuits and

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Inflammation in a sound-processing region of the brain mediates ringing in the ears in mice that have noise-induced hearing loss, according to a study publishing June 18 in the open-access journal  PLOS Biology  by Shaowen Bao of the University of Arizona, and colleagues. Hearing loss is a widespread condition that affects approximately 500 million individuals and is a major risk

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Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of  Neurology . The study did not find such a link between losing just

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