Researchers conducted an experiment where participants were exposed to a variety of sounds and asked to specify the location of the source of the sound
(PRWEB UK) 10 November 2012
Through research from the Neurological Clinic of the University Hospital and the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, both in Germany, it has emerged that men are more capable of following a conversation amidst noisy surroundings than their female counterparts. Researchers conducted an experiment where participants were exposed to a variety of sounds and asked to specify the location of the source of the sound. The results demonstrated that men far outperformed women, thanks to more highly developed auto-spacial abilities.
It is generally agreed that the ability to separate relevant sounds from background noise dates back to the early days of human evolution.
Separate research, conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine may also explain why men appear to be better at the skill. This discovered that men only listen with one side of their brains whilst women rely on both.
Many of us have found ourselves in the position where we have struggled to hold a conversation at a party. Whether there is loud music, laughter or simply multiple conversations in one room, it can be difficult to focus on just one person’s voice.
The team from Hidden Hearings share their thoughts on the matter.
“The results of this study are really interesting and likely to cause some interesting debate. It’s quite common to struggle to hear someone above the noise of a party, but for anyone particularly concerned about their hearing, we offer free, no obligation hearing tests, so visit the Hidden Hearing website and book an appointment today.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.