Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'science'

Deaf Brain: Auditory Regions Convert to a Sense of Touch

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers did some research on ferrets. They discovered that deaf ferrets re-routed the sense of touch into parts of the brain usually intended for hearing. This study is published in the Early Edition of...

Cochlear Implants prevent 'scrambling' in deaf brains

The New Scientist (3 January 2009) touches on testing cochlear implants on kittens (again) and how the results show early implantation prevents brain scrambling: Cochlear implants prevent 'scrambling' in deaf brains Brain activity that is 'scrambled' in deaf cats develops...

Exposure to smoking can make you deaf

Earlier this week BBCi carried an article Smoking link to hearing problems. A fetus whose mother smoked during pregnancy or teenagers who smoke are at risk from experiencing "auditory attention deficits". To quote the New Scientist: Nicotine may cause the...

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