(Article) University of Oregon: New Method to Test Hearing By Looking at the Eyes

Traditional ways of testing a person's hearing include tuning fork tests, speaker distance examination, and pure-tone threshold tests. These tests involve reflexes, such as raising the hand or pressing a button on hearing a particular sound.

However, these methods that require a response from the person who is having the hearing test may not fit people who are unable to respond, such as adults with stroke, young people with developmental problems, or babies.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Singh Bala from the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon came up with an alternative way of testing someone's hearing that requires an eye examination instead of a direct response. 

Bala and his colleagues started from the observation...

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