Discrimination Task Reveals Differences in Neural Bases of Tinnitus and Hearing Impairment

  title={Discrimination Task Reveals Differences in Neural Bases of Tinnitus and Hearing Impairment},
  author={Fatima T. Husain and Nathan Pajor and Jason F. Smith and Hung J. Kim and Susan Rudy and Christopher K. Zalewski and Carmen Brewer and Barry Horwitz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
We investigated auditory perception and cognitive processing in individuals with chronic tinnitus or hearing loss using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Our participants belonged to one of three groups: bilateral hearing loss and tinnitus (TIN), bilateral hearing loss without tinnitus (HL), and normal hearing without tinnitus (NH). We employed pure tones and frequency-modulated sweeps as stimuli in two tasks: passive listening and active discrimination. All subjects had normal… CONTINUE READING
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