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Maximum aided word recognition score and rollover presence at higher-than-normal speech levels predict hearing-aid outcome effectively

Michal Feręczkowski1,2, Tobias Neher1,21Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark2Research Unit for ORL – Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark In current practice, hearing aids (HAs) are typically fitted based on audiometric thresholds only, even though research …

Gamification approach to out-of-clinic hearing diagnostics

Palle Rye1, Dorte Hammershøi11Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark We are facing an expected increase in the number of people affected by hearing disorders and an ongoing ambition for improved efficiency, e.g. through expeditious or fewer clinical visits. Recent research suggest that classifying patients according to archetypal profile based on additional supra-threshold diagnostic …

A combinatorial solution of the probability of stopping in threshold audiometry

Eric C. Hoover1, Katherine N. Palandrani11Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA In pure-tone audiometry, threshold is defined as the lowest stimulus level to meet the stopping criteria and not, as in most other psychophysical procedures, as the stimulus level corresponding to a specific probability of detection. A mathematical …

A digit-based behavioral and electrophysiological test battery for assessing different speech processing abilities

Pushkar Deshpande1,2, Christian Brandt1,2, Stefan Debener3, Tobias Neher1,21Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark2Research Unit for ORL – Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark3Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany Effective communication requires good speech perception abilities. Speech perception can …

Using objective measures of binaural hearing in the clinic – stimulus, recording, and analysis parameters

Lindsey N. Van Yper1,2, Juan Pablo Faúndez2, Jaime A. Undurraga2,3, David McAlpine21Institute for Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark2Department of Linguistics, The Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia3Interacoustics Research Unit, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Binaural hearing – particularly the ability to process interaural time differences (ITDs) – underpins sound localization …

Amplitude modulation frequency selectivity in older listeners with normal and impaired hearing

Jonathan Regev1, Johannes Zaar1,2, Helia Relaño-Iborra1,3, Torsten Dau11Hearing Systems Section, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark2Eriksholm Research Centre, Snekkersten, Denmark3Cognitive Systems Section, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark The concept of a modulation filterbank has been shown to account well for psychophysical …

Pupil diameter indexes time-course shifts in older adults sustained listening effort

Regina C. Calloway1, Lien Decruy1, I. M. Dushyanthi Karunathilake2, Jason L. Dunlap3, Samira Anderson3, Jonathan Z. Simon1,2,4, Stefanie E. Kuchinsky51Institute for Systems Research2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering3Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences4Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.5Audiology and Speech Pathology Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, U.S.A Understanding speech …

Auditory cortical plasticity and temporal processing in older adulthood

Björn Herrmann1,2, Vanessa C. Irsik3, Ingrid S. Johnsrude3,41Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Toronto, Canada2Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada3Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada4School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada It is increasingly clear that age-related hearing impairment is a dysfunction of the entire auditory system, …

Neural speech processing in the aging auditory brain

Jonathan Z. Simon1,2,31Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.2Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.3Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A. Compared to young adults, older adults often have increased difficulty comprehending speech, especially in challenging acoustic environments. However, previous research has surprisingly found that …

Looking for the unhidden features of ‘hidden hearing loss’ in speech-in-noise performance

Stuart Rosen1, Tim Schoof1, Tim Green11UCL Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences, London, U.K. Much interest surrounds the possible contribution of synaptopathy and/or neuropathy (SNpathy) to hearing difficulties that occur despite normal audiometric thresholds. We made extensive measurements in two groups of listeners with near-normal audiograms who were expected to differ greatly in the likelihood of …