“Hidden” hearing loss: The search for the origin of common hearing disorders

By: Susan Rogers

Tues. September 22, 7pm

Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium

Boston College (Brighton Campus)

Abstract: Hearing loss is measured in audiograms that plot responses to pure tones. Recent experiments with animals have uncovered a type of cochlear neuropathy that may explain the origin of hearing abnormalities such as tinnitus, hyperacusis, and difficulty perceiving speech in noise often experienced by persons with “normal” audiograms. These abnormalities may signal developmental stages of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) caused by cochlear neuropathy. Moderate and high stress levels are implicated in the vulnerability of the cochlea to auditory damage.

Susan Rogers holds a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology, program in Behavioral Neuroscience, from McGill University (2010).  Prior to her science career Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, recording engineer and mixer.  She is currently an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she teaches music cognition, psychoacoustics, record production, and audio engineering.

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