Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Sound is translated by hair cells into the language of the ears. This language gives the brain an adequate interpretation of the noise and its source but also of the spatial environment. In other words, our ears are helpful in spatial recognition, something that many people consider to be the job of the eyes. This defining of the spatial environment is one of the reasons people who have problems with hearing might also have balance or location issues.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Severe hearing loss is experienced by a majority of people over 65 and is also the number one birth defect. Researchers have found that a majority of this hearing loss is due to a genetic mutation That's why researchers are seeking a way to prevent hearing loss by using mice to discover the benefits of targeted gene therapy.

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Posted on Thursday, October 09, 2014
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International research has shown that forty percent of students with learning disabilities are likely to have hearing loss. Unfortunately, these students are also unlikely to recognize the condition, compounding a problem and creating a lifetime of difficulty.

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