The modern cochlear implant is an astonishing success; however, room remains for improvement and greater access to this already marvelous technology.
The perspective of scientists who are deaf or hard-of-hearing provides novel insights into understanding auditory perception, hearing loss, and restoring auditory functionality.
Experiments on an inner ear sensory cell revealed that it converts electrical energy directly into mechanical energy at acoustic frequencies.
Development of effective, evidence-based solutions to overcoming communication barriers imposed by hearing loss is critical in our rapidly aging population.
Regeneration of cochlear hair cells is being investigated as a potential therapy for hearing impairments.
Proactive hearing loss prevention programs that reduce workplace noise are shifting the focus from documentation of an injury to the prevention of occupational hearing loss.