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Israeli scientists develop gene therapy to treat loss of hearing in children

Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed a gene therapy for deafness, a breakthrough that may help in the treatment of children with hearing loss. The innovative therapy, replacing defective genes with healthy genes, may prevent deafness in children born with genetic mutations that cause hearing loss. The scientists developed a treatment for genetic […]

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There are so many speculations about this virus and the damage inflicted by it, and we have shown that at least in the auditory system no damage was detected,” Prof. Karen Avraham said. By SARAH CHEMLA   DECEMBER 17, 2020 Hearing Hero(photo credit: PR)In addition to the loss of smell, taste and touch, can COVID-19 also cause […]

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Revolutionary inner ear study could help reverse hearing loss

Israeli researchers have for the first time shown that the organization of hair cells is driven by mechanical forces like how atoms are organized into a crystal. By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE   NOVEMBER 26, 2020 07:34 Prof. David Sprinzak(photo credit: TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY)In what could have important implications for the development of regenerative treatments for hearing […]

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Noisy park parties driving these residents mad

Noise from late-night parties at a popular CBD park is so bad even the homeless have moved out, sleep-deprived neighbours say, and a local councillor says the situation is only likely to get worse unless there’s a major change.Brendan O’Malley, South-East AdvertiserSubscriber only|November 15, 2020 6:07am Kangaroo Point residents are hoping light timers will finally […]

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Futuristic device from Israeli firm puts music in your head, without headphones

‘Sound beaming’ 3-D technology from Noveto Systems tracks ear and sends it audio using ultrasonic waves, creating personal listening pockets By LOUISE DIXON13 November 2020 Illustrative image of Noveto Systems’ SoundBeamer technology, which beams audio straight to your head, without the need for headphones. (Screenshot/Noveto Systems) LONDON (AP) — Imagine a world where you move around […]

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Ig Nobel science award: An alligator on helium sounds like …?

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) – If humans sound like Minnie Mouse after inhaling helium, would an alligator squeak on the gas used to float balloons? This profound puzzle challenged a global research team to record an alligator bellowing with normal air, and then breathing heliox, a helium-oxygen mixture. The breakthrough garnered an Ig Nobel Prize for […]

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By ‘hearing’, robots gain a new sense of their surroundings

By ‘hearing’, robots gain a new sense of their surroundings by Elle Hardy September 2, 2020 in Robotics Researchers have found that sounds can help robots differentiate between objects and improve perception. In the rapidly developing field of robotics, machines have generally relied on sight, and increasingly touch, for their sensory perception. But groundbreaking research […]

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Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth’s seismic shakes

Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists’ ability to hear earth’s natural signals and detect earthquakes, a study found on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A working seismograph is shown in a display about earthquakes during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake […]

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Window-Mounted Device Could Keep Out City Noise

A microphone outside the window measures the incoming noise so that an array of two dozen speakers can cancel it out Speakers An array of 24 speakers can quiet city noise by as much as closing the window (NTU Singapore) By Theresa Machemer SMITHSONIANMAG.COM JULY 14, 2020 Living next to a busy street or constant […]

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Your alarm clock sound might be making you feel groggy in the morning

By Sarah Berry February 4, 2020 The sound of your alarm clock may determine whether you wake up in the morning feeling groggy or fresh, a small new study has found. Standard alarm clock sounds (‘beep, beep, beep’) were associated with increased grogginess among participants while melodic sounds (The Beach Boys Good Vibrations or The […]

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