Tag "hearing loss"

No matter where you go these days, people are using earphones.  They use them for communicating, listening to music, and blocking background noise.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes — from those that completely cover the ears, › Continue Reading

When my daughter Sedona turned two years old she was little Miss Independent. She could button buttons and zip zippers. She knew how to get herself a snack. And she was even potty trained already. The thing that she could › Continue Reading

A new computer program from the lab of Long (Jason) Lu, PhD, may predict which patients will benefit from a cochlear implant. The program uses functional brain MRIs to look at two different regions in the brain to determine whether › Continue Reading

Jack’s Magic Ears

My husband and I had our first child, Jack, last September. Jack is an amazing one-year-old little boy who has the ability to brighten anyone’s day with his smile. While he is like many other one-year-old boys in many ways, › Continue Reading

Our ability to savor the sounds of our world depends on the remarkable machinery of the inner ear, where highly sensitive hair cells convert sound waves into electric pulses that the brain translates into music, spoken language, the sounds of › Continue Reading