Music training sharpens teenagers' brains

High school music training can improve the teenage brain's responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, a study says.

Over 8 percent of Indian households have disabled persons

Over eight percent, or 207.8 lakh, of the total households in the country have disabled persons, reveals data on disabled population in India released here on Tuesday.

Musicians not only hear in tune, they also have 'tuney-vision'
Musicians not only hear in tune, they also have 'tuney-vision'

Musicians don't just hear in tune, they also see in tune, according to a new research.

Bangla court defers Khaleda Zia's graft case hearing
Bangla court defers Khaleda Zia's graft case hearing

 A Bangladeshi court today adjourned till July 23 the hearing of graft cases against former prime minister and BNP chief Khaleda Zia in which she could be jailed for life if found guilty.

Arms Act case: Salman Khan's court hearing put off till July 20
Arms Act case: Salman Khan's court hearing put off till July 20

 Salman Khan's trial under Arms Act in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here has been put off till July 20 in the wake of the actor challenging the lower court's verdict in the High Court.

Sensory ear hair cells created in lab

 A team of scientists have developed a simple and efficient method to generate inner ear hair cells -- the cells responsible for our hearing and sense of balance.

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman moves HC for re-examination of five witnesses
Blackbuck poaching case: Salman moves HC for re-examination of five witnesses

 Bollywood actor Salman Khan today moved the Rajasthan High Court to seek permission to call five prosecution witnesses for re-examination in the black bucks poaching case but the single bench refused to hear his petition, according to his counsel.

Shifting of Ranthambore tiger to Udaipur zoo draws flak from wildlife experts
Shifting of Ranthambore tiger to Udaipur zoo draws flak from wildlife experts

A wildlife enthusiast has filed a PIL at Delhi High Court to protest against the translocation of a tiger at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to Udaipur's Sajjangarh Biological Park.

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.

Salman Khan deposes before Jodhpur court, says he is innocent in Arms case
Salman Khan deposes before Jodhpur court, says he is innocent in Arms case

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has reached the sessions court in Jodhpur to record his statement in the Arms Act case—an offshoot of the 1998 black buck poaching case. The actor is charged with alleged illegal poaching of two black bucks while shooting for his film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' in the city.

Lee Chong Wei doping hearing starts in Amsterdam
Lee Chong Wei doping hearing starts in Amsterdam

Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei`s long-awaited doping hearing opened before a three-member Badminton World Federation panel Saturday in Amsterdam, a BWF official said, where the former world number one has vowed to clear his name.

Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan reaches session court for hearing
Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan reaches session court for hearing

Bollywood star Salman Khan has reached the sessions court in connection with 2002 hit-and-run case.

Echoes help humans figure out how far away sounds are
Echoes help humans figure out how far away sounds are

A new study has revealed that echoes and fluctuations in volume help humans figure out how far away sounds are.

Hearing may have evolved over 300 million years ago
Hearing may have evolved over 300 million years ago

A new study has found that the early terrestrial vertebrates were able to hear 300 million years ago, even when there was no tympanic middle ear development.

Judge to consider Adrian Peterson suspension
Judge to consider Adrian Peterson suspension

Adrian Peterson said he thought he received a fair hearing Friday from a US federal judge in Minnesota who agreed to consider a lawsuit challenging his suspension from the NFL.

Music beats beneficial for cochlear implant users

People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music and this may even help improve their understanding and use of the spoken language, researchers say.

New device lets deaf 'hear' through their tongues

Researchers are developing an electric retainer that could allow the hearing-impaired to 'listen' through their tongues.

IPL spot-fixing case hearing to resume today
IPL spot-fixing case hearing to resume today

Another Monday, another hearing on Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case. The Supreme Court of India will resume the hearing of Justice Mukul Mudgal committee report today. In its last proceeding, the apex court had come down heavily on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its president-in-exile Narayanaswami​ Srinivasan.

How flawed gene can cause deafness

Researchers have found how mutations in a gene called Tmie can cause deafness from birth, suggesting new avenues for therapies aimed at restoring hearing.

New device translates words into vibrations for deaf

 Scientists have created a new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations - helping hearing impaired people perceive speech in a completely new way.