Hearing can be affected by loud noises, but the mechanisms have not been fully understood. The auditory nerve plays a big role.
Noise is common, but we don't fully know what that means for our hearing. A recent study suggests how overstimulation of the auditory nerve may be too much for it to handle.
A noisy environment can be hell for a person with autism. On the plus side, they are more likely to have perfect pitch than a non-autistic person.
How to find a treatment for a phantom sound.
Deafness is a huge burden for economies and individuals. This is particularly true in developing countries. Solutions need to take into account not just costs, but the rights of individuals too.
Almost all Aboriginal children in remote areas have some form of otitis media.
Nearly all Indigenous Australian children have some form of otitis media, a middle ear infection that often leads to hearing loss.
We use earplugs to protect from office noise and get a good night’s sleep.
Can wearing earplugs often cause tinnitus, or infection, or headaches? Let's look at the facts.
Studying the way insects hear and make their own sounds is inspiring new hearing technology.
Auditory processing disorder is most common among primary school children.
The term APD describes several disorders that result in a breakdown in the listening process. It is most common in primary school, affecting more than 5% of children.
Are you receiving me?
Think it's stressful visiting a police station? Try doing it when you can't hear.
There is no single regulatory regime governing the fitting of hearing aids.
Audiology services are government registered for many – such as for children up to the age of 26 and veterans. But many fall through the cracks and rely on the self-regulation of the industry.
Six tips to get rid of that song stuck in your head, based on the latest research.
It's not only Brian Johnson who's at risk of deafness – are you around music a lot?
Using sign language is just one way for deaf people to communicate. New technology is emerging that helps with learning.
One South African student's experience with live captioning technology may be the start of an exciting change for deaf university students who do not use sign language.
3D virtual reconstruction of two-million-year-old ear.
Beyond the cool factor of figuring out hominin hearing capacities two million years ago, these findings could help answer the tantalizing question of when did human vocalized language first emerge.
It’s written on your face.
Adding a camera that can work out where sound is coming from could make hearing aids smarter.
When children are bombarded with outside noises, it becomes harder to hear in class – and to learn.
Chronic environmental noise, like cars zooming past or airplanes overhead, can make children struggle with reading comprehension and affect their memory.
The consistent presence of sonic textures such as machine noise have significantly shaped the contexts of our hearing.
The intensity and the consistent presence of sonic textures such as machine noise, distorted high-frequency sounds, midrange drones, sub-sonic hums and the like have significantly shaped the contexts of our hearing.
Alligators can pinpoint the source of sounds because of large, air-filled channels connecting the two middle ears, new research…
Air-breathing fishes such as
Polypterus ornatipinnis laid foundations for modern ears.
A century-old mystery about how ancient freshwater fishes breathe has finally been put to rest, thanks to a study published today in Nature Communications by me and a team of ichthyologists. The fishes…
Adults who took music lessons as children but haven’t played in decades have a faster brain response to speech sound than…