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Simulation of the impact of simulated cochlear synaptopathy on temporal envelope perception

Mengchao Zhang1, Jacques Grange1, John Culling11School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom Cochlear synaptopathy is a selective loss of auditory nerve fibers with low spontaneous rates (SR) after noise exposure or aging, which is thought to contribute to hidden hearing deficits, especially the ability to process suprathreshold temporal envelopes (TEs). However, evidence of cochlear …

Modeling the effect of age on concurrent vowel scores for shorter durations

Harshavardhan Settibhaktini1, Michael G. Heinz2, Ananthakrishna Chintanpalli11Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan 333031, India.2Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2028, USA. Listeners hear the speech sounds with varying durations in a real-world environment. A …

Decoding the auditory nerve for the differential diagnosis of sensorineural pathologies

Jacques Grange1, John Culling1 1School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom Pathologies underlying sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) cannot yet all be differentially diagnosed. We are developing means of pathology discrimination with an advanced SNHL simulator. The physiologically inspired model of the auditory periphery (MAP, Meddis et al., 1986~2018) simulates stimulus encoding at the auditory nerve …

Timeline and preference of the hearing aid adjustments over a year of rehabilitation and relation to self-reported outcome

Sreeram K. Narayanan1, Anne Wolff3, Sabina S. Houmoeller4,5, Li-Tang Tsai5, Dan Hougaard2,3, Michael Gaihede2,3, Jesper H. Schmidt4,5, Dorte Hammershøi11Department of Electronics System, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark2Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark3Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark4Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark5Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty …

Impact of hearing aid technology level at first fit on reported outcomes in older adults presbycusis: A randomized controlled trial

Sabina S. Houmoeller1,2, Anne Wolff3, Li-Tang Tsai1, Sreeram K. Narayanan5, Dan D. Hougaard3,4, Michael Gaihede3,4, Tobias Neher1, Christian Godballe1,2, Jesper H. Schmidt1,21Research Unit for ORL – Head & Neck Surgery and Audiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark2OPEN, Odense Patient data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark3Department of Otolaryngology, …

Perceived quality of acoustic transparency in a simulated hearing device: Measures and models

Kristin Ohlmann1, Florian Denk,2 Birger Kollmeier11Medical Physics, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany2German Institute of Hearing Aids, Lübeck, Germany Acoustic transparency – i.e., the ability of a hearing device to “just amplify without side effects” by providing an overall transfer function to the eardrum mimicking the open ear – is a desirable feature to increase the …

Objective assessment of hearing aid noise reduction schemes and configurations using EEG-based auditory attention decoding

Brian K. Man1, Elaine H. N. Ng1,2, Emina Alickovic3,41Oticon A/S, Smørum, Denmark2Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden3Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S, Snekkersten, Denmark4Department of Electrical Engineering, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden Everyday listening situations that require listeners to selectively attend to a talker of interest in noisy environments with multiple competing talkers …

Comparison of an open-source hearing aid prototype with commercially available hearing aids

Lukas Jürgensen1,2, Hendrik Husstedt2, Florian Denk21Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany2German Institute of Hearing Aids, Lübeck, Germany As medical devices, hearing aids compensate for a hearing loss but also include several interacting features such as directional microphones, noise reduction or feedback reduction. Detailed knowledge and access to these features would be beneficial for researchers. However, the …

Broadband amplification as tinnitus treatment

Mie L. Jørgensen1,2, Petteri Hyvärinen1, Sueli Caporali2, Torsten Dau11Hearing Systems Section, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark2WS Audiology, Lynge, Denmark The objective of the study was to investigate the effect of broadband amplification (125 Hz to 10 kHz) as tinnitus treatment for subjects with high-frequency hearing loss and compare these …

The influence of bilingualism and hearing loss on cognition in older adults

Katrien Vermeire1, Adrian Fuente21Long Island University, New York City, USA2Institut Universitaire de Geriatrie de Montreal Research Center, Montreal, Canada Healthy aging is a priority as the proportion of older adults is drastically increasing. In developed regions the population aged 60 or over is expected to nearly double in 50 years. The prevalence of cognitive decline …