Identifying Sounds In Noise In Normal And Damaged Hearing

Grant number: 1032042 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

McLachlan and Wilson recently published the first model of hearing that combines brain structure with function. This model postulates that recognition mechanisms initiate first, and then regulate the processing of other features. This project will investigate whether recognition mechanisms enable the auditory system to adapt to repetitive (background) noise by predicting and inhibiting responses to these sounds, and any changes in these mechanisms that may accompany hearing damage and tinnitus.