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…

Causes and signs of hearing loss in infants and children

Seniors are not the only ones struggling with hearing loss today. A study from the American Academy of Otolaryngology has found that three million children under the age of 18 have some hearing loss or deafness, including 4 out of every 1,000 newborns. Many factors can cause hearing loss in a child and children are very vulnerable…