auditory nerve

Humans ‘can distinguish a tune at higher pitches than thought’

April 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that humans can't distinguish melodies whose notes have a fundamental tone above 5 kHz.At frequencies above 5 kHz, it was thought that the ... Read more...

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After 4 years of silence, Fatima can hear herself

September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Doctors at a Delhi hospital Monday succesfully operated on a four-year-old Iraqi girl suffering from deafness since birth to restore her hearing. The girl was responding to ... Read more...

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Cochlear implants bring back music to hearing impaired ears

July 12th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 12 (ANI): For Daniela Andrews listening to music is not a problem anymore as scientists have found that wearing a cochlear implant helps recognizing sound.Andrews developed a condition three years ... Read more...

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Cancer warning on cell phones?

April 22nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): The debate on whether cell phones cause cancer is still going on, with some groups saying that a safety-warning label should be put on them the way they ... Read more...

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Mobile use ”ups kids brain cancer risk fivefold

September 21st, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): Kids and teenagers are at an increased risk of developing brain cancer if they use mobile phones, according to an alarming new research.The study, conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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More of brain involved in processing pitch from language

February 17th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 17 (ANI): A neurophonetics researcher at Purdue University has found that more of the brain is busy processing pitch from language and other sounds than previously thought.Linguistics professor Jackson ... Read more...

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Study debunks prevailing belief about the inner ear

February 13th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 13 (ANI): A new study has debunked the scientific thought that the medium through which a sound wave travels inside the ear and returns backward is the same.Otoacoustic emission ... Read more...

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