Neuroplasticity: The New Frontier in Audiology
By Dennis A. Colucci, AuD
Neuroplasticity is powerful and relevant to patient care, especially when learning and memory are affected. It refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses, which are due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, and changes resulting from bodily injury. Neuroplastic changes in audiology drive a patient’s success with amplification and sound therapies.