Tag: "cochlea" at medical news
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
...rical stimulation that the implants provide to the cochlea
as sound. A Stanford neurobiologist teamed with child-development specialists at the University of Maryland to see if children with cochlear implants were able to meld their newly acquired hearing capability with their ability to read lips. In other ...
Rheumatoid arthritis does not increase risk of hearing loss, Mayo Clinic study finds
...aining hair cells and the nerves which connect the cochlea
to the brain. The researchers also noted a possible link between the hearing loss and rheumatoid arthritis medications, as patients who took hydroxychloroquine were somewhat more likely to have hearing problems than other study participants. Critic...
Researchers learn more about ways to regenerate the ear's hearing cells
...ibbon of vibration sensors along the length of the cochlea
the organ of the inner ear that senses sound where they convert sonic vibrations to electrical signals that are carried to the brain. The cells are very sensitive to damage from excessive noise, infections and toxins. Once damaged, hair cells do n...
A new math model finds that the cochlea's spiral shape enhances low frequencies
...someone whispers in your ear, think "cochlea." The cochlea
is the marvelous structure in the inner ear that i...f Health, have created a mathematical model of the cochlea
that finds the spiral shape acts to enhance the low frequency sounds that we use to communicate with...
A neural mosaic of tones
...derstand how we do this. But they do know that the cochlea
is mapped out in certain areas of the brain, and like the retina, this mapping is point-for-point. Thus, in interpreting our environment it is important for the brain to separate sound into its constituent frequencies. That means that particular soun...