A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.
Hearing healthcare professionals across the country are in a tough spot regarding how they should operate their practices during the punishing Covid-19 pandemic. David Smriga provides his perspectives and advice about the question, "Is hearing healthcare an 'essential service'?"
In a new study summarized on the University at Buffalo website, theoretical physicists report that materials made from tapered chains of spherical beads could help dampen sounds that lie at the upper range of human hearing or just beyond.
“The island is my orchestra,” says Brown in a BBC video, about his efforts to record waves crashing, birds twittering, and wind in the trees, which he then mixes in the studio with non-classical music and the sounds of others' type of tinnitus to form the soundscape.