The Relationship Between Humans And Loud Music

The Relationship Between Humans And Loud Music 09/29/2016 07:09 am ET Vicki Tapia Author of Somebody Stole My Iron, blogger, speaker and Dementia Awareness Advocate While out walking our dogs with a neighbor on a warm, autumn Sunday morning, we discussed plans for the day. She mentioned she and her husband were going to the theater that evening to hear a New Orleans jazz trombone player and his ensemble. My husband’s ears perked up, as he played trombone in his...

Why Are Human Ears Shaped That Way?

Why Are Human Ears Shaped That Way? The shape of the ear has a big effect on how one hears, with the outer flap, or pinna, acting as a sound gatherer By HEIDI MITCHELL Sept. 19, 2016 12:27 p.m. ET 72 COMMENTS Burning Question: Why are our ears shaped the way they are?It’s easy to poke fun at someone with big ears, but human bodies have an interesting way of evolving to optimize their effectiveness. One expert, Todd Ricketts, director of graduate studies in the department of Hearing and Spee...

Watson researches sea anemone potential to help hearing loss

Watson researches sea anemone potential to help hearing loss September 21, 2016 Heidi Thevis Features Share this: Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email to a Friend Through his research, Glen Watson, Ph.D., found a possible link to sea anemone and their anatomy that can aid people suffering from hearing loss. Photo by Una Ha/The Vermilion At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, students and staff have the opportunity to conduct research for student proj...

UW students’ invention could revolutionize sign language

UW students' invention could revolutionize sign language BY MATT MARKOVICH DALLAS, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SEATTLE -- Two University of Washington sophomores have been award a prestigious prize for a pair of gloves they invented to help the hearing and speech impaired communicate with people who don't understand sign language. Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor call their invention "SignAloud". It's a pair of custom-built gloves with built in sensors in the hands and wrist that measure h...

Brain appears to have different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound

Brain appears to have different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound Medical News Today April 1, 2016 A new UCLA psychology study provides insights into how the brain combines sound and vision. The research suggests that there is not one sole mechanism in the brain that governs how much our senses work together to process information. Among the implications of the study: It might not be as easy as many people had assumed to categorize the way in which we perceive and learn. "We ...

Tame That Ringing in Your Ears and Rock On, Boomers

Tame that ringing in your ears and rock on, boomers Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction. But if you’re like many from this music-filled, life-embracing generation, then some of that old time rock and roll may still be ringing in your ears. Literally. Tinnitus, commonly called “ringing in the ears,” is the perception of a sound i...

How Does the Ear Work?

How Does the Ear Work? The ear basically has three parts; the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear begins with your ear lobe. The purpose of the ear lobe is to collect sound, and funnel it down your ear canal to the ear drum. Scientifically know as the tympanic membrane. Sound energy strikes the tympanic membrane, and behind the tympanic membrane is the middle ear space.  Within the middle ear there are three little bones of hearing; the malleus bone, the incus bone, ...

Erland Dettloff, San Luis Obispo

“All most like falling in love again!” As with most hearing impaired people, my husband (Erland) believed he really didn't have a problem, with many reasons why he wasn't catching what was going on around him - "background noise," "too soft a voice" "really wasn't paying attention when you spoke," "don't need a hearing aid, as it wouldn't work anyway," "watched my mother struggle with a hearing aid and I don't want to do the same," and on and on. Patience on my part paid off as I felt it was...