Scientists reveal white noise improves hearing

Cochlear implants could be stimulated with an effect similar to white noise in order to improve hearing of their users, according to a new study. With a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even more precise, researchers have shown. Researchers led by Prof. Dr Tania Rinaldi Barkat from the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel have investigated the neuronal foundation of sound perception and sound discrimination in a challenging sound environment.