News tagged with background noise

Cope's gray treefrogs meet the cocktail party problem

You've been there: Trying to carry on a conversation in a room so noisy that the background chatter threatens to drown out the words you hear. Yet somehow your auditory system is able to home in on the message being conveyed ...

dateJun 07, 2017 in Ecology
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Brit accents vex US hearing-impaired elderly

Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn't feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like "Downton Abbey." A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Social Sciences
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