Poorer hearers also had much less gray matter in the auditory cortex, suggesting that regions of the brain linked to auditory processing may display accelerated atrophy when hearing ability declines. In general, research shows that hearing sensitivity provides cascading consequences for the neural procedures helping both cognition and perception. Although the study was conducted in older adults, the findings have implications for younger adults also, including those worried about hearing music at loud volumes. Your hearing capability directly affects how the brain processes sounds, including speech, says Dr. Peelle. Preserving your hearing doesn’t only protect your ears, but helps the human brain perform at its best also. The study appears in the most recent edition of The Journal of Neuroscience and was funded by the National Institutes of Health.His inspiring speeches do nothing at all to help the 10 nearly,000 Americans living with HIV/AIDS waiting for lifesaving medications,’ said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. ‘Since AIDS treatment can also reduce the transmission of fresh HIV attacks by as much as 96 percent, the President’s inaction upon this issue can be hurting efforts to prevent the spread of the condition.’ Related StoriesEGPAF, EJAF launch new project to broaden HIV treatment, prevention initiatives for adolescents in AfricaHealthcare technology public event of the year opens entriesBrown University experts describe new method to test HIV mutationsHe added: ‘Therefore, you are asked by us, Mr.