How to Say What You Need to Say in Another Language

‘My uncle is a lawyer, but my aunt has a spoon’ is not useful language instruction.

#ears-and-hearing, #grammar, #internal-sub-only, #language-and-languages

How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain

A growing body of evidence suggests that when older people’s brains have to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow.

#brain, #content-type-service, #ears-and-hearing, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #memory

Will Hearing Aids Ever Be Hip?

A new generation of more affordable and stylish hearing aids could help preserve mind, life and limb for millions.

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The Best Way to Clean Your Ears: With a Spoon

Doctors strongly discourage people from scraping inside their ears. But knowing better and doing it anyway is part of what makes us human.

#ears-and-hearing, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #korean-americans

On Medicare and Need Dental Work? Beware a Big Bill.

The traditional version doesn’t cover dental, vision or hearing care. Advocates hope for change under a Biden proposal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #ears-and-hearing, #eyes-and-eyesight, #health-affairs-journal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #teeth-and-dentistry, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tamika Catchings Is Taking Her ‘Superpower’ to the Hall of Fame

Catchings, a 10-time W.N.B.A. All-Star, said her hearing loss helped her have greater court awareness and better anticipate her opponents’ moves.

#basketball, #basketball-hall-of-fame, #catchings-tamika, #content-type-personal-profile, #ears-and-hearing, #halls-of-fame, #indiana-fever, #university-of-tennessee

She Suffered Balance Issues for Years. Was It a Brain Tumor?

A visit to the dentist unexpectedly led to a resolution.

#brain, #ears-and-hearing, #tumors, #vertigo

Is Ringing in the Ears a Symptom of Coronavirus?

Researchers are just beginning to untangle how Covid might be linked to a ringing in the ears. Here’s what we know.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ears-and-hearing, #tinnitus

Some Covid-19 Patients Say They’re Left With Ringing Ears

Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman’s suicide has lent urgency to the research.

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Neanderthals Listened to the World Much Like Us

A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #ears-and-hearing, #fossils, #language-and-languages, #nature-ecologyevolution-journal, #neanderthal-man, #paleontology, #quam-rolf-m, #research, #voice-and-speech, #your-feed-science

How the Author of ‘Ragtime’ Taught an Aspiring Writer to Hear the Music

S. Kirk Walsh took a writing class with the novelist E.L. Doctorow and discovered a whole new world of sound.

#books-and-literature, #doctorow-e-l, #ears-and-hearing, #ragtime-book, #woolf-virginia

The Long History of ‘Hidden Earpiece’ Conspiracy Theories

Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, right-wing commentators (and President Trump’s campaign) speculated that Joe Biden might be equipped with a hidden earpiece. It’s a decades-old charge without much evidence.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #debates-political, #ears-and-hearing, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation

Enrique Oliu, Rays’ Blind Broadcaster, Navigates a Year Without Fans

Enrique Oliu, a blind radio broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays, relies on crowd noise and on-field sounds to do his job. This season, he’s had to adjust more than anyone.

#baseball, #blindness, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #ears-and-hearing, #oliu-enrique, #radio, #tampa-bay-rays

Getting Your Kids to Turn It Down a Notch (or Several)

A mother raising a deaf son paradoxically lives in a house full of noise. But she learns from him how to unplug and disconnect.

#children-and-childhood, #ears-and-hearing, #noise, #parenting

He Was an Active Guy. Suddenly His Legs Ached After a Few Blocks.

He was in robust health, but then his legs hurt, he was chronically congested, even his ears became swollen. What could cause all that?

#ears-and-hearing, #legs, #sinusitis

How to Protect Kids’ Ears From Constant Headphone Use

Volume is not the only measure to consider. Duration also contributes to damage to our kids’ ears.

#children-and-childhood, #ears-and-hearing, #headphones-and-headsets, #noise, #parenting

When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.

#crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ears-and-hearing, #evolution-biology, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #schwab-julia-a, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

Should I Make My Own Mask?

The advice from public health officials has been confusing, leaving us to decide whether a D.I.Y. mask is better than nothing.

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