Trending: Focusing On A Task May Leave You Temporarily Deaf

Have you ever found it difficult to get the attention of someone engrossed in his smartphone, reading a book, playing a video game or watching TV? Don’t worry, you have not been ignored – he probably just didn’t hear you talking.

A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that concentrating and placing undivided attention into a visual task can make a person temporarily deaf to sounds coming from their environment. Experts at the University College London called this deficit “inattentional deafness.” click here for complete story