Uncovering Physiological Markers of Hidden Hearing Loss
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November 2016 -
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Loud noise exposure experienced during military service results in the two most common service-related disabilities faced by Veterans – tinnitus and hearing loss. Recent animal studies indicate noise exposure can result in significant loss of auditory nerve synapses. Additional studies suggest that synaptic loss may be associated with tinnitus and hyperacusis. However, synaptic loss can exist even when auditory thresholds are normal, making it difficult to detect. Since clinical audiometric test...