Imaging reveals that people with hearing loss show structural changes in their brains, though people with the auditory condition tinnitus (ringing in the ears) do not.
“This suggests that functional changes due to sensory deprivation may result in long-term structural changes,” says Fatima Husain, a Beckman Institute faculty member at the University of Illinois.
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