Tag Archives: hearing

New technology that can help the 360 million people with hearing loss

For the 360 million people worldwide who lack some or all of their ability to hear, technological interventions have already come a long way. But still, they’re not perfect. Hearing aids don’t translate certain frequencies as well as regular hearing, and some users find hearing interventions uncomfortable or are ideologically opposed to them. Soon that might all change. Scientists are ... Read More »

Some MacBook Pro 2016 Users Report Hearing a Popping Sound

It seems like getting the nod from Consumer Reports was not the end of issues for Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 laptop as users are reporting a new ‘popping sound’ issue with the 15-inch variants of the notebook. As per user reports on the Apple support forum, it seems like several users are facing the sound-related issues from the laptop. The ... Read More »

Apple: FBI’s surprise postponement of court hearing is a ‘bolt from the blue’

No more than 18 hours before a scheduled court hearing, the FBI is now saying it doesn’t need any help from Apple to get into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5c. So, as of Monday night, the hearing has been called off, and the February 16 court order that started Apple’s battle with the FBI has been stayed. ... Read More »

Blocking notch pathway leads to new route to hair cell regeneration to restore hearing

Dr. Zheng-Yi Chen. Credit: Garyfallia Pagonis Sensory hair cell loss is the major cause of hearing loss and balance disorders. The postnatal mammalian inner ear harbors progenitor cells which have the potential for hair cell regeneration and hearing recovery, but the mechanisms that control their proliferation and hair cell regeneration are yet to be determined. Now scientists from the Eaton-Peabody ... Read More »

Scientists identify proteins crucial to loss of hearing

Proteins play key role in genes that help auditory hair cells grow Date: October 15, 2015 Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine Summary: Right now, there is no way to reverse hearing loss, largely because auditory hair cells, which sense sound and relay that information to the brain, do not regenerate. A new study, however, has found a key ... Read More »