Tag: auditory nerve



Researchers Map Blood Vessels of Inner Ear

To be able to study the blood vessels in the inner auditory organ, the researchers used a synchrotron system. The system, which is one of eight in the world, is as large as a football pitch and accelerates particles with very high energy. This makes it possible to create pictures of the smallest parts of the inner ear.

University of Sydney and Cochlear Limited Study Speech Comprehension in Cochlear Implant Recipients

In the study, recently published in “Ear and Hearing,” experts have found a correlation between a computer model and the speech intelligibility in implant recipients. This might mean that by improving the performance of the model, the performance of individuals with cochlear implants may benefit in ways that have never before been explored.

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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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