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Hidden Hearing Loss: The Origin of Common Hearing Disorders with Susan Rogers

For anyone working in the music industry, hearing loss and related issues are a concerning occupational hazard. While there are simple measures we can take to protect our precious ears, it also helps to know more about the cause of common hearing disorders, so we can spot early warning signs.

In this presentation, renowned sound engineer and psychology professor, Susan Rogers, reveals details of recent experiments, which have uncovered a potential explanation for the origin of hearing abnormalities like tinnitus, increased sensitivity to certain frequencies, and difficulty perceiving speech in noise. We will learn how these symptoms may indicate the initial stages of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), and why moderate and high stress levels can make us particularly prone to auditory damage.