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I've got you under my skin...

SH Line Producer | 10:15 UK time, Friday, 27 November 2009

Sensations on the skin play a part in how people hear speech, say Canadian researchers.

A study found that inaudible puffs of air delivered alongside certain sounds influenced what participants thought they were listening to.

Writing in the journal Nature, the team said the findings showed that audio and visual clues were not the only important factors in how people hear.

That doesn't surprise us at See Hear - we've found that many deaf people are more sensitive to vibration and external stimuli. For more on this story click the link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8374910.stm

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