Hidden Hearing Loss  & Diabetes

Editor’s note: We are fortunate to have a commentary this month by Kathy Dowd, Executive Director of The Audiology Project (TAP) which has been front and center for involving Audiology in diabetes related hearing loss – a much needed movement. by Kathy Dowd,  Executive Director of The Audiology Project (TAP), Charlotte NC The common phrase…

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Home is Where the…ABR Testing Happens!

Ashley Parker, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut Erika Skoe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut   Motivated by the goal of making research participation more inclusive and more convenient, our lab, the Auditory Brainstem Research Lab at the University of…

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Can noise makes listening and learning easier?

Associate Professor Wayne Wilson Ph.D. Head of Audiology, The University of Queensland, Australia, E: w.wilson@uq.edu.au.   It is widely suggested that noise impairs cognition (e.g., Ronsse & Wang, 2010; Shield & Dockrell, 2003). For this reason, we often seek to reduce noise particularly in learning environments such as schools and universities. But what if noise…

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Edge Frequency Plasticity and the Central Auditory Nervous System

Frank Musiek, Ph.D., University of Arizona   Edge frequency plasticity (EFP) of the central auditory nervous system (CANS) is a phrase that reflects some current interest in the research of auditory plasticity. It is also related to cochlear implants – especially for high frequency sensorineural hearing loss (HFSNHL), trans-synaptic degeneration, frequency discrimination, and even the…

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