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October 23, 2015 - For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to correct defective structures in the inner ears of newborn mice, according to results of a new study by researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The mice had a type of hereditary deafness also

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A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age. Researchers in Manchester, Nottingham, Cincinnati and Madison, Wisconsin analysed data from up to 433,390 UK adults from the UK Biobank study . Associations with birth weight – an index

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University of British Columbia - Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' oral-motor movements and auditory speech perception. In the study, published October 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,

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University of British Columbia - Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' oral-motor movements and auditory speech perception. In the study, published October 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 15, 2015 – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is pleased to announce that Howard W. Francis, M.D., MBA, will join the AG Bell Board of Directors on November 1, 2015. Howard W. Francis, M.D., MBA, is professor and deputy director of the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

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Neuroscientists locate gatekeeping system for 'phantom' sensations. Technical University of Munich (TUM) - Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of "phantom" sensations. Scientists noted similarities between the two disorders more than thirty years ago. Now advances in brain imaging and associated techniques have enabled researchers to begin

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CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery, according to a study in the journal Brain and Behavior . In the journal's Oct. 12 online edition, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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Auditory neuroscientists discover bottleneck of information flow in the ear and pave the way for gene therapy of deafness. Publication in ‘EMBO Journal’. Disabling hearing impairment (HI) affects 360 million people worldwide, and prevalence increases with age. So far, no causal treatment is available for its most common form, sensorineural HI. Göttingen and Berlin scientists have achieved a major advance

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Rutgers research provides clues to keeping brain cells alive in those with Alzheimer's. Rutgers University - Can you imagine a drug that would make it easier to learn a language, sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive? New Rutgers research published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that

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Lawsuit for not captioning song lyrics in movies and TV shows. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although Netflix, Sony, Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros. and Buena Vista advertise movies and shows as fully captioned, members of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ( AG Bell ) and other deaf individuals found otherwise. As a result, AG Bell

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