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2013-10-23 23:23:12

Nonprofit extends reach to underprivelged hearing impaired adults & children. Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Miracle-Ear® of Longview, Washington, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to give the gift of sound to Mary McDaniel. Mary is the first adult to receive hearing aids since the nonprofit expanded its reach to provide assistance to both hearing impaired children and adults. Mary was having extreme...

2013-10-16 08:58:13

The death of sensory hair cells in the ear results in irreversible hearing loss. Several classes of drugs, including aminoglycoside antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs are known to kill hair cells; however, in many cases the benefit of using the drug outweighs the potential for hearing loss. Previous research has shown that a class of proteins induced in response to cell stress, the heat shock proteins (HSPs), can protect against sensory hair cell death in response to ototoxic drugs. Despite...

2013-10-15 23:33:48

Innovative dad invents hearing aid accessory that provides full spectrum of needs. Mark Rosal, CEO of Canadian company Ear Gear, solves his daughter’s dilemma and brings solution to global market. Visit http://www.gearforears.com (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 “Necessity is the mother of invention” – that old familiar saying, believed to have first been uttered by Plato in ancient Greece, could not be any more relevant and up-to-date than in the case of Mark Rosal, whose devotion to his...

Study Indicates Triathletes Feel Less Pain Than Other Athletes
2013-10-07 19:38:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Triathletes can conquer long distances either on foot, in the water, or on a bike, but what helps these super-athletes endure more than most? Researchers at Tel Aviv University discovered that triathletes actually feel less pain than the rest of us, helping them to go the distance. "In our study, triathletes rated pain lower in intensity, tolerated it longer, and inhibited it better than individuals in a control group," Professor...

Instagram Pictures Can Eventually Ruin Your Appetite
2013-10-04 04:01:45

[ Watch the Video: Instagram And Pinterest: An Easy New Weight Loss Plan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the social media age, it is common for people to snap and share photos of tasty-looking culinary creations before dining, but new research from Brigham Young University (BYU) cautions that looking at too many pictures of food could actually make it less enjoyable to eat. According to study co-author and BYU marketing professor Ryan Elder, the...

Spinning Doesn't Dizzy Ballerinas Due To Brain Conditioning
2013-09-27 13:46:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spinning around in circles causes dizziness in most people, which could be a problem for figure skaters or ballerinas who must perform several spins during a typical routine. However, new research in the journal Cerebral Cortex indicates that ballerinas may have conditioned their brain to better handle a series of quick spins. Study researchers said their findings could be used to improve treatments for patients with chronic dizziness....

2013-09-23 10:19:27

Is this my finger? People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own, shows a study published today [23 September] in The Journal of Physiology. The results reveal that the brain does not require multiple signals to build a picture body ownership, as this is the first time the illusion has been created using sensory inputs from the muscle alone. The discovery provides new insight into clinical conditions where body representation in the brain is disrupted due...

2013-09-18 13:04:19

Suggests the potential for future molecular approaches, which may include gene therapy or medicine, to treat hearing loss Researchers from the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have created a new mouse model in which by expressing a gene in the inner ear hair cells -- the sensory cells that detect sound and sense balance -- protects the mice from age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), the two most common...


Latest Sensory system Reference Libraries

Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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