KU Leuven biologists have discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the other eye, but also by tactile input from the whiskers. When the switch is off, only the other eye will take over. These findings
New hearing technologies can help, studies show. American Psychological Association - TORONTO - Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to a presentation at the American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention. "Many hard of hearing people battle silently with their invisible hearing difficulties,
New study shows how different stapes can be in species. University of the Witwatersrand - It has long been believed that the hearing bone called stapes, one of the smallest bones in ancestor of mammals, shows no differences between species. Now, Dr Leandro Gaetano and Professor Fernando Abdala from the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) have completed
Brain's ability to process consonants in noisy environment may reflect child's literacy potential. Background noise disrupts brain mechanisms involved in literacy development One of the first studies to establish brain-behavior links in pre-readers Results provide 'a biological looking glass into a child's future literacy' New way to identify which children are candidates for reading interventions NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - EVANSTON, Ill.
PISCATAWAY, N.J.-- A majority of senior citizens who suffer from hearing loss choose to ignore treatment with hearing aids and are in denial about the negative effects of these decisions. That is according to new research published today by Sivantos, Inc., manufacturer of Siemens hearing aids and one of the top three hearing aid manufacturers in the world. The company