When we get fuzzy speech data to work with, such as in music lyrics, noisy settings or, if you have hearing loss, everywhere, our brains can come up with some pretty silly interpretations, like "I led the pigeons to the Flag..." instead of "I pledge allegiance to the Flag..."
International Ear Care Day falls on March 3rd each year to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, this Day addresses a specific theme and activities are carried out by World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners. 2015 theme is: "Make Listening Safe."
Since HRP's creation more than three years ago, the consortium has gathered twice each year for scientific meetings; these interactions have proven to produce meaningful research outcomes. This update from the HRP Director shows how our collaborative approach to research is working!
Chill Kechil is our latest Les Paul Ambassador, helping to educate musicians and others about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Here, the New Jersey-based DJ and composer describes how he has managed his hearing loss while building a career in the music industry.