Aging and difficulty filtering out background noise

A recently released study by the Nature Communications Journal has shown that speech comprehension decreases during healthy aging, due to the changes in neural modulation in the listening brain.   These age-related listening and comprehension difficulties are present especially in environments with a lot of background noise, as well as when speech is fast. They…

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Noise pollution may lead to dementia

Research suggests that the noise pollution caused by living in close proximity to a busy city road can affect one’s hearing and could possibly lead to dementia. Now, before people go running for the suburbs or beyond, the study says “close proximity” is 50 meters, or 164 feet. So while the situation in one’s home…

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Getting used to hearing aids

When a patient gets hearing aids for the first time, they get to experience the world in a way they may have never heard before. All the sounds and experiences they have never heard or have not heard in a long time come back into focus. For some this is a relief but for others,…

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Notch Therapy as a treatment for Tonal Tinnitus

Modern hearing aids offer those who suffer from tinnitus some relief, but Signia is using a new technology to help those suffering from tonal tinnitus. Tonal Tinnitus is the most common form of tinnitus and, according to the American Tinnitus Association, is the perception of near-continuous sound (or overlapping sounds) with well-defined frequencies. Many times…

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