Speech and hearing

Researchers identify two neural circuits used to track the location and motion of a sound.
Brian Owens, Contributor
New research shows inner ear hair cells may be to blame for some types of hearing loss.
Inside Science Contributor
An idea from noise-canceling headphones helps make a better stethoscope.
Inside Science Contributor
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