Gerontology & Geriatrics

Creating supranormal hearing in mice

A study from Michigan Medicine's Kresge Hearing Research Institute was able to produce supranormal hearing in mice, while also supporting a hypothesis on the cause of hidden hearing loss in humans.


Deep neural networks show promise as models of human hearing

Computational models that mimic the structure and function of the human auditory system could help researchers design better hearing aids, cochlear implants, and brain-machine interfaces. A new study from MIT has found that ...


How does noise affect children?

Many parents know that loud noise can hurt a child's hearing. Very loud sounds—from fireworks or firearms, for example—can cause immediate damage. Using personal listening devices for music, videos and classes can also ...


Sleepless cities: How urban noise and light keep us up at night

Living in cities that never sleep has its price: inhabitants are getting less, worse quality, sleep. We cannot forget that sleep, though often undervalued, is a fundamental part of staying in good health. It is well established ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Diagnosis of voice condition from call audio

Assistant Professor Yuya Hosoda of the Center for IT-Based Education (CITE), Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a method for estimating the pitch of vocal cord vibrations of humans from call audio.

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