Can You Hear That Bell?

Time to Head Back-to-School… And Learn about Hearing Better! We all know the sound of a ringing 🔔 bell is meant to attract attention. We remember from school, years ago, that it’s a call to class and to remind us of the importance of learning. It’s also a signal for the start of a new regimen, and can serve as a wake-up …

Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

It took 40 years, but scientists at Harvard Medical School (led by Jeffrey Holt, PHD) have finally worked out in detail how hearing is so important to our balance. They have discovered that a protein called TMC1 transmits sound and head motion into electronic signals, which are then used by the brain to maintain hearing and balance. This discovery follows …