Researchers discover how the brain balances hearing between our ears
May 12, 2015
Credit: Rice University
UNSW researchers have answered the longstanding question of how the brain balances hearing between our ears, which is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.
The findings of the NHMRC-funded research are published today in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.
UNSW Professor Gary Housley, senior author of the research paper, said his team sought to understand the biological process behind the ‘olivocochlear’ hearing control reflex.