Monday, September 10, 2007

Comprehending a Phone Message

According to the Acoustical Society of America, the ability to comprehend a phone message in one ear while a friend is talking into the other ear is an important communication skill that's heavily influenced by one's genes. This finding may help reearchers better understand a broad and complex group of disorders, called auditory processing disorders, in which individuals with otherwise normal hearing have trouble making sense to the sounds around them.