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Re: Effect of hearing loss on normal hearing range

Hi Fatima,
hearing loss (and the related plastic changes) has been shown to be
with an improvement of frequency discrimination at the cut-off frequency
of the
hearing loss (McDermott et al., 1998; Thai-van et al., 2002, 2003, 2007 - in
press; Kluk and Moore, 2006).
On the other hand, it seems that a hearing loss confined to high frequencies
could induce a global increase in auditory hypersensitivity (hyperacusis). We
have a paper in press (Norena & Chery-Croze, 2007), but see also the
interesting study of Formby et al (2003).
Hope this helps,
Arnaud Norena