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Sam Swiller and his dog, Sully, in their home in Washington, D.C.
May 18, 2015 After swapping hearing aids for a cochlear implant, Sam Swiller's taste in music shifted dramatically, from grunge rock to folk. Now scientists are trying to improve how implants relay music.
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For more than 30 years, Marion Downs pushed for newborns to be screened for hearing loss soon after birth.
Marion Downs Center
December 28, 2014 Until the early '90s, young children often weren't tested for hearing loss until they had already missed out on a critical period for learning language. Dr. Marion Downs was determined to change that.
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Pages from El Deafo by Cece Bell. Click here to enlarge.
December 14, 2014 Navigating elementary school is already hard enough — try adding in a bulky metal hearing aid. Cece Bell's new young adult graphic memoir captures the experience in a poignant and humorous way.
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Researchers speculate that the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish may help maintain good blood flow to the inner ear.
September 10, 2014 Something as simple as eating fish can help lower the risk of hearing loss, researchers say. All types of fish helped. And since many people don't eat fish at all, there's an opportunity here.
If you were a cricket, this little fly would make you very nervous.
Courtesy of Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
July 22, 2014 The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.
February 3, 2012 Research on decoding language within the brain opens up new prospects for communicating with incapacitated people. Some, however, worry that it could also be a threat to privacy. Commentator Alva Noe says not to worry, we are already excellent mind readers.
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