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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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BINGHAMTON, NY - Research into human fossils dating back to approximately two million years ago reveals that the hearing pattern resembles chimpanzees, but with some slight differences in the direction of humans. Rolf Quam, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, led an international research team in reconstructing an aspect of sensory perception in several fossil hominin individuals from the

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The annual Oticon Medical Scientific Meeting creates a unique opportunity for clinicians, researchers and thought leaders in otology/neurotology and audiology to exchange knowledge, expand networks and gain inspiration on the newest advances in hearing implants. This year, more than 90 prominent professionals representing 23 countries participated in Oticon Medical’s fourth annual scientific meeting held at Oticon Medical headquarters in Copenhagen.

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New family of BTE and ITE product styles designed to remove patient barriers . September 29, 2015 – Kitchener, Canada – Unitron, a global innovator of technologically advanced hearing solutions, today unveiled Stride, a new family of freshly designed BTE and ITE hearing instruments built on the North ™ sound processing platform. Stride leverages Unitron’s patient-centric design philosophy and is

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University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences – PITTSBURGH, 2015 - Researchers have identified in an animal model the molecular mechanisms behind resilience to noise-induced tinnitus and a possible drug therapy that could reduce susceptibility to this chronic and sometimes debilitating condition. The findings by a team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were published online in

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Brazilian musician pledges his support for the non-profit foundation. Staefa, September 24, 2015 - The Hear the World Foundation is pleased to welcome the support of a new celebrity ambassador: Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil is now championing the cause of the non-profit foundation, whose vision is to create a world in which every person has the chance to enjoy good

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