Tinnitus, as a Problem of the Brain

In some of the world’s oldest medical texts­­—papyrus scrolls from ancient Egypt, clay tablets from Assyria—people complain about noise in their ears. Some of them call it a buzzing. Others describe it as whispering or…




The Gene That Causes Common Deafness, Discovered

Otosclerosis, a hereditary condition which affects 1 in 200 people resulting in conductive hearing loss, is associated with abnormal bone growth in the middle ear, which over time grows onto the stapes and stops it…