Event: 14th Annual Center for Hearing Research (CHR) Symposium
Theme: Variation from Hearing to Language
Location: Medical Education Building, UCI
Date: June 1, 2019
Presentation Title: "Music to My Ears: A Proposed Intervention for Speech Discrimination in Noise"
Authors: Alexandria N. Weaver (pictured below), Susanne M. Jaeggi
We live in a world rich with sounds. Unfortunately, as we age the risk of experiencing hearing loss increases. Having trouble hearing makes it difficult to enjoy talking with friends and family, respond to warnings, and can affect our overall wellbeing. Even mild hearing loss as a natural result of aging is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia. Although hearing aids have been revolutionary, they are unable to help individuals discriminate speech in noisy environments. Here I will discuss an intervention I am creating to improve one’s ability to process speech in noisy environments and the importance of auditory stimulation.