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‘Unmasking’ Benefits for Hearing Aid Users in Challenging Listening Environments

During the COVID-19 pandemic, health and government officials are encouraging or even mandating community-wide face mask wearing to reduce potential pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic transmission of the virus to others. This practice, in combination with social distancing (ie, keeping >6 feet apart), has helped decrease spread of the virus, but it has also provided a barrier to clear, empathetic communication, particularly for those with hearing loss.

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Japanese People Less Reliant on Lipreading to Understand Speech

Lip movements affect the perception of voice information from the ears when listening to someone speak, but native Japanese speakers are mostly unaffected by lip movements, or lipreading, when listening to another speaker, according to new evidence from a neuroimaging study conducted in Japan.

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