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New study shows how different stapes can be in species. University of the Witwatersrand - It has long been believed that the hearing bone called stapes, one of the smallest bones in ancestor of mammals, shows no differences between species. Now, Dr Leandro Gaetano and Professor Fernando Abdala from the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) have completed

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Brain's ability to process consonants in noisy environment may reflect child's literacy potential. Background noise disrupts brain mechanisms involved in literacy development One of the first studies to establish brain-behavior links in pre-readers Results provide 'a biological looking glass into a child's future literacy' New way to identify which children are candidates for reading interventions NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - EVANSTON, Ill.

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PISCATAWAY, N.J.-- A majority of senior citizens who suffer from hearing loss choose to ignore treatment with hearing aids and are in denial about the negative effects of these decisions. That is according to new research published today by Sivantos, Inc., manufacturer of Siemens hearing aids and one of the top three hearing aid manufacturers in the world. The company

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University of Alberta - (Edmonton) Screening newborn babies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using a testing process called high-frequency tympanometry can help identify middle-ear problems earlier, according to newly published research from a local team of researchers. "If people cannot hear, we need to know if the problem is with the middle ear, inner ear or

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises. All of these sounds are hitting the eardrum

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Out loud, someone says, “The man is catching a fish.” The same person then takes pen to paper and writes, “The men is catches a fish.” Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, in the brain, writing and talking are now such independent systems that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be

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Temporary visual deprivation shortly after birth induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the brain, highlighting a crossmodal competition for brain territories during the early sensitive period of brain development. University of Montreal - A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual processing, even if

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