The “Ear in a Dish” Project

There are specialized cells in the inner ear called sensory hair cells that detect sound. As most audiologists and otolaryngologists know, these hair cells are susceptible to damage by loud noise, ototoxic drugs, genetic mutations or aging, which can cause profound hearing loss.  Since these hair cells do not regrow after being damaged, intense research efforts have been made into…

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Development of the TTY – Part IV: The Final Chapter

This week at Hearing International marks our “Final Chapter” in the development of the TTY.  Over the past few weeks we  found that the story began with Robert Weitbrect’s invention of the acoustic coupler,  a collaboration with Dr. James Marstens and Andrew Saks (see Part I, Part II and Part III).  These pioneers of the TTY…

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