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Why We Only Hear What We WANT to Hear

Sound engineers are trying to figure out how people can focus in a single speaker while tuning out other talkers in a t crowded, noisy room. This is known as the "cocktail party effect."

"Watching" the brain in action with fMRI...
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Old Ears on Young Bodies

Everywhere you go these days you overhear conversations taking place on cell phones and see people wearing headphones moving to music only they can hear. All this is leading to old ears on young bodies. Audio expert Robert Novak says, "We're starting to see hearing loss in young adults that we expect to diagnose in middle-aged adults. This loss...

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