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Surgeons carve new ears using 3D printings

 Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have evolved a method to help trainee surgeons carve new ears from a paediatric rib cartilage like material by using 3D-printed moulds.

Indian-American doctor gifts new ears to boy

In a miraculous surgical feat, an Indian-American surgeon has gifted a pair of new ears to an eight-year-old boy in the US.

How brain balances hearing between the ears

Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found.

Protein NT3 helps deaf to hear, says study

Scientists have recently restored hearing of mice that were partly deafened by noise using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein NT3 in their ears.

How movement affects hearing

Ever wondered why we stop moving when we carefully want to listen to someone? This, scientists have found, is not just to prevent unwanted sounds generated by our own movements.

`Tickle` your ears for a super heart

How often do you want to kill that itchy feeling in your ears? Well if we believe researchers, tickling your ears can actually improve the health of your heart!

UK boy with `no ears` gets a pair created from his own ribs

In a rare medical condition, a 9-year-old boy from UK was born deaf and without fully formed ears, with small lobes instead of where his ears should be.

Horses `talk` with eyes, ears: Study

Horses can use their facial expressions, specifically the direction of eyes and ears, to "talk" to other horses, a study said Monday.

Fly-inspired device could help you hear better

Scientists have developed a tiny prototype device that mimics a parasitic fly`s hearing mechanism which may lead to a new generation of hypersensitive hearing aids and military technology.

Decline of hearing ability related to gene: Experts

In a path-breaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions.

Tinnitus patients process emotions differently

Patients with persistent ringing in their ears - a condition known as tinnitus - process emotions differently in the brain compared to those with normal hearing, says a study.

Music may be in your genes!

Scientists have identified multiple regions in the human genome that are linked to musical aptitude.

New technique can grow ears, nose from body fat

British doctors have developed a new technique that can reconstruct children`s faces by rebuilding ears and noses with stem cells taken from their own fat.

Rhino killed in Kaziranga; horn and ears taken away

An adult male rhino was shot dead in Kaziranga National Park in upper Assam by poachers who took away its horn, ears and a patch of its skin, park sources said.

Man bites off wife`s nose, ears

A man was arrested in Rajasthan`s Alwar district for biting off his wife`s nose and ears and beating her up on suspicion that she was having an extra-marital affair, said police.

How ears can be turned into eyes for the blind

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a device that can help blind people use sounds to build an image in their minds of the things happening around them.

Novel treatment halts `phantom` noises in ears

A novel treatment could reverse tinnitus, the `phantom` noises that include ringing, buzzing or hissing in ears.

A quicker way of detecting hearing loss

A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss faster now.

Ears can help identify criminals, says study

In a finding that can make identification of criminals easier, a study has found that external ears of different persons, even if related, are never exactly the same and remained unchanged till the age of 60.