Speech and hearing

Masks may make communication even more difficult for those with hearing loss or who face language barriers.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Study attributes age-related hearing loss to hair cells -- the same sense organs that are damaged by loud noises.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
A conversation with computational linguist Emily M. Bender about the ways artificial intelligence can go wrong.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Researchers develop a new technique that uses artificial intelligence to summarize long scientific papers.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Eating softer processed foods changed the position of humans' adult teeth, making it easier to say sounds like "f" and "v," new research suggests.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New research suggests that the language you speak may affect how you form memories -- even when the memory has nothing to do with words.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A better understanding of how humans detect different voices may help design better voice recognition software.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Studies show the answer is complicated.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A neuroscientist explains how music is the language of emotion.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
A new technique prints tiny middle ear bones for a perfect fit.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New theory views lullabies as a signal to babies that parents are giving all they can.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Canadians are changing how they say words -- and so are many Americans.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor