Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Professor Cynthia Prosen of the psychology department at Northern Michigan University will be presenting “An Animal Model of Auditory (Hearing) System Function and Dysfunction” from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Gries Hall room 167 at NMU.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Hearing disorders are becoming increasingly common in todayÂ’s society. Those afflicted often experience frustration and social isolation. This presentation will describe an animal model that has been used to explore a variety of types of hearing disorders experienced by humans, including premature hearing loss, impaired hearing in noise, and tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

Prosen will also talk about a project currently underway which evaluates the ability of genetically-altered mice to detect and discriminate sounds in a quiet and noisy environment.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The presentation is free to anyone interested. It is co-sponsored by the NMU departments of biology and psychology. For more information, contact the psychology department at 906-227-2935.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman