Auditory cortex stimulation improves speech perception over background noise

Photo credit: Bradley P. Ander, et al. licensed under CC BY 4.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report on Medical Net discusses an unexpected finding: stimulation of the auditory cortex helped an epilepsy patient understand speech in a simulated noisy environment. An epilepsy patient was having brain surgery with electrodes implanted

3 ear pathologies cause difficulty understanding speech in a noisy environment

Photo credit: Maurício Mascaro from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The “speech in noise” or “hearing in noise” problem is one that has long bedeviled both middle-aged people and their audiologists and physicians. Many people in mid-to-late life complain that they can’t follow one conversation among many in a noisy environment,

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