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People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to new research.

A new research study has found that the tiny hair cells in the inner ear, known to play a critical part in hearing, move in additional and more complex ways than previously understood. These findings have implications for ways to improve some types of hearing loss.

A tiny prototype microphone is being developed that would allow cochlear implant users to have the microphone surgically implanted in the middle ear instead of being worn on the outside the head.

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) now offers an updated Interactive Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum as an online educational module for those who perform newborn hearing screenings.

Children exposed to HIV in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than are their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health network.

Children who have cochlear implants rank their quality of life as equal to their normal hearing peers according to research reported in the February 2010 issue of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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