After deafness is cured, what happens to the people who remain deaf?

Shot in the style of a documentary, The End follows four deaf children through their lives into an imagined future, as some decide to undergo treatment for deafness while others refuse it. But as the number of deaf people dwindles, what happens to the those who gradually find themselves without a culture? » 2/04/14 9:00pm 2/04/14 9:00pm

A drug that restores hearing in deaf mice

Advances in regenerative medicine are coming in fast and furious these days, and a remarkable new breakthrough can be added to the list. Scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have restored partial hearing in mice suffering from sensorineural hearing loss — a condition that happens after… » 1/10/13 11:00am 1/10/13 11:00am

Deaf people use the hearing parts of their brain to sense touch

It's often said that when you lose one sense you heighten the others — and now we have scientific evidence to back it up. New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that people who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing. » 7/11/12 1:35pm 7/11/12 1:35pm