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Neuroaudiology: An Interview with Frank Musiek

Frank Musiek, PhD, is a renowned audiology researcher, professor, and clinician. His research has contributed to our fundamental understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiology of the human auditory system, as well as tests of the auditory brainstem and central auditory pathway, at least three of which are mainstays in today’s clinical test battery.

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Hearing Problems in Schizophrenia Tied to Brain Receptors

The inability to hear subtle changes in pitch, a common and debilitating problem for people with schizophrenia, is due to dysfunctional N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) brain receptors that affect auditory plasticity. Researchers found that this hearing deficit can be improved by combining auditory training exercises with a drug that targets NMDA receptors.

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