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Study Explains ‘Cocktail Party Effect’ in Hearing Loss

Plenty of people struggle to make sense of a multitude of converging voices in a crowded room. Commonly known as the “cocktail party effect,” people with hearing loss find it’s especially difficult to understand speech in a noisy environment. New research suggests that, for some listeners, this may have less to do with actually discerning sounds. Instead, it may be a processing problem in which two ears blend different sounds together – a condition known as binaural pitch fusion.

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New Evidence Confirms Diabetes Can Damage Hearing

A review of studies by researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center into possible links between diabetes and hearing loss concludes there is evidence that diabetes can damage hearing, and that clinicians should include hearing testing in managing type 2 diabetes.

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