Month: October 2012

A New Laser May Help Improve Cochlear Implant Effectiveness

Under a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), researchers are developing a new laser that stimulates human nerve tissue. The project, developed by Vixar, includes evaluating the devices for incorporation into optically based neuroprostheses, such as cochlear implants.

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New Findings on Stereocilia and How the Inner Ear Works

It has long been known that stereocilia move sideways back and forth in a wave-like motion when stimulated by a sound wave. After designing a microscope to observe these movements, a research team at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm, Sweden, has discovered that the hairs not only move sideways but also change in length.

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BHI Advises Hearing Pros to Promote Hearing Checks as Part of ADHD Awareness Week

In recognition of ADHD Awareness Week, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is drawing attention to the importance of hearing checks as an integral part of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis process. Its also encouraging hearing practices to disseminate information to their communities about the relationship between hearing loss and ADHD.

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