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It’s National Protect Your Hearing Month

by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. And just in time, the adaptation of a paper published during the summer in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics with Jan Mayes was published in the October issue of The Hearing Journal. Jan and I adapted our article--with permission, of

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,

Can a machine learn to solve our speech in noise problem?

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text background_layout="light" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial" _builder_version="3.0.91"] by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This piece in The Hearing Journal asks, "Can a Machine Learn to Solve our Speech in Noise Problem?" Maybe yes, maybe no. The "speech in noise" problem is the difficulty many people with hearing

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