Train Your Brain To Hear Your Friends at a Party

A major science prize was awarded to a researcher who is looking for the region of the brain that helps us to hear someone in a noisy place, such as a party or bar, and is responsible for “training” the brain to hear better in these situations.

Weakened Personnel Standards an ASHA Concern as IDEA Part B Final Regulations Go Into Effect

Concerned about new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B regulations that ease requirements that state education personnel standards meet the highest requirement for a profession or discipline in that state, ASHA is encouraging its members to monitor practices of their school districts, and to be vigilant in identifying any legislative activity that attempts to lower personnel standards in their states.

Clues to Hearing Loss Associated with Chemotherapy

Children with cancer who suffer hearing loss due to the toxic effects of chemotherapy might one day be able to get their hearing back through pharmacological and gene therapy, thanks to work done with mouse models at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Vision, Hearing Loss Often Occur Together in Older Age

Older adults with vision loss may be more likely to also have hearing loss, and the opposite appears true as well, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.