Noise exposure directly damages rat brains. Can it harm humans? Of course, but you can protect yourself by avoiding loud noise.
Hearing Restoration: A Step Closer? Perhaps, but regrowing hair cells is decades away and will be expensive. Avoiding damaging loud noise is free.
Why do humans suffer hearing loss from noise? An evolutionary biologist looks at why evolution did not make the ear more resistant to noise.
When is “good news” bad news? When the press reports uncritically, leaving the public to believe that earbud and headphone use by children is perfectly fine.
The Lancet reports that treating hearing loss may help prevent dementia. So why isn’t the prevention of hearing loss a top public health goal?
A lowly fly may offer hope to those with hearing loss. Research has already imrproved hearing aid design and offers more hope for the future.