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Our first goal is to understand how damage to our ears may affect our ability to attend to speech in the presence of other talkers or background noise.
Our second goal is to understand how the brains of those with hearing loss change as a result of using other senses, such as vision, to help navigate the world.
3. What are the long-term effects of hearing loss on our overall cognitive ability and quality of our interpersonal relationships?
Our third goal is to understand how the hearing loss leads to widespread changes in the brain that may relate to cognitive decline and dementia.