Some theories indicate that, as a result of difficulty hearing or background noise, the ear may send signals to regions in the front cortex of the brain involved in reasoning and decision making, rather than regions for speech comprehension.
A new approach, published in “Cell Reports,” to regenerate inner ear sensory hair cells is said to lay the groundwork for treating chronic noise-induced hearing loss by the company, Frequency Therapeutics, and its co-founders who are drawing on research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and MIT. The program is expected to progress to into human clinical trials within the next 18 months.
A much-used quote relating to the use (or misuse) of statistics is: “It’s very possible for a man to drown standing in a river that has an average depth of 6 inches.” In other words, averages do not always reflect practical experience. This holds for many things, including hearing aid fittings.
Presenting information to colleagues is rewarding and a great way to give back to the profession, but it isn’t always easy or without its pitfalls. Dr Jerger, who has presented hundreds of audiology sessions and sat in on multiples more, provides some basic tips for making a better talk.