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Paving the way for improved treatments for the hearing-impaired

Lina ReissA team led by Lina A.J. Reiss, Ph.D., assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine's Otolaryngology - Head &Neck Surgery Department, has discovered that as many as half of individuals wearing bilateral hearing devices experience abnormal processing of sounds that worsens their auditory perception, particularly speech recognition. The team's findings published in the May 24 edition of the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology provide insight into potential treatment approaches for the hearing-impaired such as auditory training or device reprogramming to reduce these effects and maximize speech perception with two ears. Read more here.

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