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Posts tagged hearing

May 9, 2014

 

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Obesity Linked To Hearing Loss

According to new research, even your sense of hearing may be threatened by being overweight.

December 30, 2013

 

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Teen Tinnitus

Perhaps due to the ubiquity of headphones, hearing problems aren't just for the elderly anymore.

August 13, 2013

 

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Changing The Shape Of Your Pinnas

Researchers have theorized that the brain has to learn the shape of its own ears in order to hear correctly.

August 1, 2013

 

A male tungara frog (Engystomops_pustulosus) emits its mating call.

For The Tungara Frog, Two Cues Are Better Than One

Mate selection is tricky business. Here's how one amphibian merges two senses to narrow down its options.

June 24, 2013

 

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The Mystery Of Absolute Pitch

What does it mean to have "perfect pitch," and what factors determine whether or not someone has it?

January 9, 2013

 

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Tinnitus: The Annoying Ringing Or Buzzing In Your Ear!

Have you ever heard a strange buzzing or ringing in your ear that went away after a few seconds? What is that strange occurrence called?

December 4, 2012

 

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Waves Standing

Have you ever tried to hear the ocean waves in a seashell?

January 17, 2012

 

hammer head shark

Sharks Are “Swimming Computers!”

To interpret a barrage of information, sharks have developed a relatively large and complex brain...

January 3, 2012

 

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Your Sense Of Hearing Could Use A Vacation Too

Do your ears a favor in 2012 and resolve to turn down the volume.

September 20, 2011

 

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Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

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