The AARP looks at hidden hearing loss, a disorder in which people can’t understand speech in noisy spaces but can pass a normal hearing exam.
Why can’t you understand speech in a noisy room? The problem is known as “speech in noise,” and the cause is hidden hearing loss. Now researchers have developed at test to measure hidden hearing loss.
Popular Science looks at hidden hearing loss and provides an easy to understand primer on the disorder. Have a problem hearing in a noisy room? You need to read this.
A test for hidden hearing loss? Massachusetts Eye and Ear is working on that. Dr. Daniel Fink says a breakthrough would be welcome.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about auditory training offered to people who have difficulty understanding speech in a noisy environment. Dr. Fink suggests an easier fix—make environments quieter!
New Yorker writer Amanda Petrusich is worried about her hearing and you should be too, as 25% of Americans have noise-induced hearing loss.