The Hearing Center goes to Fiji
Dr. Monahan went on an audiology mission trip to Fiji where she tested hearing and fit hearing aids.
Hard of hearing? It's not your ears, it's your brain
The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers have determined that something is going onRead More
Driving or talking? The brain concentrates on one thing at a time
When we are busy with something that requires the use of sight, the brain reduces hearing to make it easy for us, concludes a new study. The results give researchers a deeper understanding of what happens in the brain when we concentrate on something.Read More
Rate of hearing loss increases significantly after age 90
A new study examined if the rate of age-related hearing loss is constant in the older old (80 years and older). Scientists concluded that hearing loss rapidly accelerates over the age of 90. Furthermore, authors suggest that hearing aids are underused in this population.Read More
Hearing test may identify autism risk.
Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at risk for the disorder at an early age, say the investigators.Read More
Prevalence, severity of tinnitus in the US.
Approximately one in 10 adults in the US have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, according to a study.Read More
The architecture of audition: Study shows auditory cortex of hearing, deaf people are nearly identical.
The neural architecture in the auditory cortex -- the part of the brain that processes sound -- of profoundly deaf and hearing people is virtually identical, a new study has found. The study raises a host of new questions about the role of experience in processing sensory information.Read More
Today's teenagers could become prematurely hearing-impaired, study warns.
EAccording a recent study, teenagers are increasingly experiencing tinnitus, often a symptom of hearing loss, as a result of using ear buds to listen to music for long periods every day, as well as frequenting very noisy places like nightclubs, discos and rock concerts.Read More
Ability to process speech declines with age.
Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing declines in both the midbrain and cortex in older adults.Read More