Cricket ‘singing’ has been the same for 300 million years

Crickets, katydids, and grasshoppers have been singing the same tune for more than 300 million years, a new study shows.

Adam Russell-TAMU • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: evolution insects fossils communication sound science-and-technology

Noise dropped by almost 50% early in pandemic

Stay-at-home orders cut environmental noise exposure nearly in half during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers find.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 sound science-and-technology

Noise dropped by almost 50% early in pandemic

Stay-at-home orders cut environmental noise exposure nearly in half during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers find.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 sound science-and-technology

Super cheap hearing aid uses parts that cost $1

Age-related hearing loss affects more than 200 million adults worldwide, many of whom can't afford hearing aids. New technology aims to fix that.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: hearing aging sound science-and-technology

Using opioids can cause permanent deafness

Using opioids can cause tinnitus, partial or total loss of hearing acuity, and even permanent deafness, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: hearing deafness opioids sound featured health-and-medicine

16 synced violinists show how human networks function

Check out the video showing how an experiment with 16 violinists playing together reveals the uniqueness of human social networks.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: music communication sound society-and-culture social-lives

Heart and lung sensor chip is smaller than a ladybug

A tiny sensor chip smaller than a ladybug detects vibrations from sounds inside the body. It could warn of heart failure or lung problems.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: lungs sensors sound health-and-medicine hearts

Could light and sound rid heart imaging of scary radiation?

Researchers have shown light and sound could replace radiation to image the heart. They say the method has potential for other procedures as well.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: light radiation sound health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Sensory ‘danger zones’ can mess with animal survival

Sensory danger zones, where light, noise, and chemical pollution overlap with animal habitats, put animals at serious risk, researchers say.

U. Michigan • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation pollution light senses sound featured earth-and-environment

Hearing aids may protect your thinking ability

Using a hearing aid could help people ward off cognitive decline or even help them improve their thinking, researchers find.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia cognition hearing aging sound featured health-and-medicine

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