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New research from Oregon Health & Science University offers insight into the development of hair bundles deep within the inner ear that are critical to hearing. The bundles inside the spiral cavity of the ear convert vibrational energy into electrical signals in the brain. They do not regenerate once they are lost, either from loud noises, disease or aging. The study, published

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American Girl welcomes its newest doll, a surfer and cheerleader named Joss Kendrick, who uses a hearing aid. On Tuesday, the doll company released its latest family member, who hails from Southern California as its 2020 Girl of the Year, in partnership with 17-year-old pro surfer Caroline Marks, who will compete in the premiere U.S. Women’s Olympic surfing team, according to

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A team led by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers may bring scientists a step closer to developing treatments that regrow the missing cells that cause hearing loss. In a new study published online December 4 in  Nature Communications,  scientists report a new strategy to induce cell division in the mature inner ear. With this pathway, they

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Playing sports may improve the brain's ability to process sounds, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people who struggle with hearing, researchers report. "No one would argue against the fact that sports lead to better physical fitness, but we don't always think of brain fitness and sports," said study senior author Nina Kraus. She's a professor of

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Being a musician might be hard on your hearing, new British research suggests. Those in the music industry have a much higher risk of tinnitus than people who work in quieter settings, a new study finds. People with tinnitus hear ringing, buzzing or whistling noises when there are no external sounds. "Our research shows that people working in the music

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