When Richard Einhorn lost much of his hearing last year, he thought he might never enjoy a live performance again. But then the 57-year-old composer discovered a new technology for the impaired -- called a hearing loop. Today, he joins us to share how the tiny device radically transformed his experience of sound. Plus, Dr. Neil Sperling, of the New York Otolaryngology Group, discusses new advances in listening for an aging population.
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Millions of Americans suffer from the condition called tinnitus. It begins with a ringing or swishing sound that just won’t go away -- and in nearly all cases, the person with tinnitus is the only one who can hear the noise. The causes are not certain, and the treatment is sometimes experimental. Dr. Neil Sperling of the New York Otolaryngology Group joins us to explain the why and how of tinnitus. And: musicians -- including composer Neil Rolnick and Mission of Burma guitarist Roger Miller -- explain how they've worked through the hurdle of hearing loss.