Tag Archives: hearing

New drug cocktail may be future treatment for sensorineural hearing loss

You might say researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear had a “gut instinct” during their study of intestinal cell regeneration. If regeneration could work in the cochlea like it did in the intestine, they theorized, it might lead to a treatment for sensorineural hearing loss. To test their theory,… Read More »

Singing may improve hearing abilities of children with cochlear implants, study indicates

Singing is fun for any child, but for children with cochlear implants, it may help refine their hearing, particularly in noisy environments, according to a new study. Singing can strengthen the connectionsbetween hearing and speech. The study, published in the journal Music Perception, analyzed “speech-in-noise” skills in children with cochlear implants. Over about a year, the… Read More »