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How hearing loss can change the way nerve cells are wired | ScienceDaily

How hearing loss can change the way nerve cells are wired | ScienceDaily

If this has ever happened to you, you may have experienced conductive hearing loss, which occurs when sound can’t travel freely from the outer and middle ear to the inner ear. Other common causes include ear infections in children, or a build-up of earwax in older adults.

Even short-term blockages of this kind can lead to remarkable changes in the auditory system, altering the behavior and structure of nerve cells that relay information from the ear to the brain, according to a new University at Buffalo study.

Source: How hearing loss can change the way nerve cells are wired — ScienceDaily