cochlear synaptopathy

cochlear synaptopathy

Hearing in Noisy Listening Environments

An article published on September 26 in the Wall Street Journal addressed a challenge many aging Baby Boomers face on a daily basis—difficulty hearing in noisy listening environments, despite the absence of measurable audiometric hearing loss. This condition has been referred to as “hidden hearing loss,” and is thought to reflect cochlear synaptopathy or damage to the synaptic junction between cochlear hair cells and the auditory nerve.


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