A Northwestern University study on Diplacusis

  Lauren Ervin is a current graduate student working towards her Master’s in Communication Disorders at Northwestern University. Her current research is focused on the phenomenon of diplacusis (or false pitch perception) and its effects on the musician population.   Her previous academic experience includes a Bachelor of Science at Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green,…

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The Hidden Hearing Loss Controversy

Hidden hearing loss, also known as “cochlear synaptopathy”, is a phrase used to refer to neural dysfunction where there is still good cochlear (or sensory) function.  It is the sensory function that typically yields the measurement of hearing sensitivity on an audiogram or hearing test.  People with normal cochlear function would have a normal audiogram…

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