Common form of hearing loss goes undetected in standard test
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Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioural tests, a new study has found. This type of "hidden hearing loss" paradoxically presents itself as essentially normal hearing in the clinic, where audiograms — the gold standard for measuring hearing thresholds — are typically conducted in a quiet room.

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