Hidden Hearing (image) University of Texas at Dallas Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas tested the belief that recreational noise exposure and hidden hearing loss are related. After attending a "loud" event, study participants showed no change in neural function or the function of sensory hair cells in the inner ear. Credit UT Dallas Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.