Tagged: hearing

Ed Rubel: The 21st century, a new era for hearing habilitation - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Feb 10, 2010

It wasn’t easy to get Professor Ed Rubel down to New Zealand due to his busy schedule, but finally, and thanks to support from the University of Auckland School of Medical Sciences, we did. Yesterday, Prof Rubel delivered a public talk at the Med School: “The 21st Century: A New Era for Hearing Habilitation”. Ed Rubel has [...] … Read More

Synapse #fail, Science #win - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Nov 25, 2009

The endbulb or calyx of Held is a very large synapse found in the auditory system. It consists of a very large ‘calyceal’ ending, literally wrapping around the cell body of the postsynaptic neuron. It was first described by H Held in the late 1800’s and has since been shown to characteristically be present in [...] … Read More

How is human noise affecting the environment? - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 29, 2009

There is no question that human activities create noise pollution, and that we humans find some of these noises rather stressful: There is nothing like a quiet afternoon in Snell’s Beach being interrupted by the blazing noise of motor boats in the water. But how this noise affect other animals is the issue brought up [...] … Read More

Deaf Awareness Week - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Sep 22, 2009

Deaf Awareness Week runs from the 21st to the 27th of September this year. Deaf Awareness Week has been running since 2004, and this year’s theme is ‘Tender Ears’, focusing on the risks that can lead to hearing loss in childhood and during life. Hearing impairment affects 450,000 New Zealanders. According to the National Foundation [...] … Read More

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