Tag: auditory nerve



Mass Eye and Ear Researchers Awarded $12.5 Million Grant

A team of Mass Eye and Ear researchers in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories have been awarded a five-year, $12.5 million P50 Clinical Research Center Grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicable Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their research on cochlear synaptopathy, or hidden hearing loss, a type of hearing damage first discovered at Mass Eye and Ear in 2009.

Cochlear Implants: Considerations Regarding the Relationship between Cognitive Load Management and Outcome

This article examines listening effort, auditory working memory, speech-in-noise comprehension, and the large network of interconnected brain areas now known as the “listening connectome.” Written by Edward Overstreet, PhD, and Michel Hoen, PhD, they explain why traditional speech perception measures in quiet may be insufficient for evaluating the effectiveness of many of the latest advances in CI technology.

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Cortical Neuroplasticity in Hearing Loss: Why It Matters in Clinical Decision-Making for Children and Adults

With a better understanding of cortical brain changes associated with hearing loss, the potential to develop objective brain-based tools (ie, biomarkers) increases. These tools may help clinicians determine when a patient should receive intervention, what kind of intervention or rehabilitation would be ideal, and may offer the ability to monitor how well a chosen intervention or rehabilitation method is working. Prominent researchers Anu Sharma and Hannah Glick explain why.

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