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International Journal of Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 641652, 7 pages
Review Article

How Neuroscience Relates to Hearing Aid Amplification

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Received 1 January 2014; Revised 1 May 2014; Accepted 14 May 2014; Published 18 June 2014

Academic Editor: Michael D. Seidman

Copyright © 2014 K. L. Tremblay and C. W. Miller. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hearing aids are used to improve sound audibility for people with hearing loss, but the ability to make use of the amplified signal, especially in the presence of competing noise, can vary across people. Here we review how neuroscientists, clinicians, and engineers are using various types of physiological information to improve the design and use of hearing aids.