“One of the things that we also showed at the fair is how chemoradiation affects hearing, too, and how people with hearing loss perceive sounds,” said Dr. Tanaka. It is fascinating to see and hear what she means by that, because unless we experience hearing loss ourselves, it’s hard to imagine.
Dr. Tanaka points to an informative WEBSITE from the Better Hearing Institute which provides computer simulations of what people wth normal hearing would hear, for example, as a bird sings. With another click, you can hear how the sound is perceived by someone with various stages of hearing loss.
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