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.