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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 29, 2020.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
It isn’t just your ears that allow you to hear, or just your eyes that allow you to see — it’s your brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Even moderate levels of noise can lead to significant hearing impairments.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
You have this tiny corkscrew to thank for every song you’ve ever heard.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Cochlear implants have restored hearing to thousands of deaf people, but what about when deafness is caused by a damaged cochlea or nonfunctional auditory nerve? A possible solution is to bypass the cochlea and stimulate the brain directly.
New technologies are giving children who are deaf a chance to hear.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 10 min
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
  • The Dana Foundation