Andrew J Vermiglio

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The American English hearing in noise test (HINT) was originally developed for use in the evaluation of binaural hearing aid fittings (Nilsson et al, 1994). The American English HINT is based on the work of Plomp and Mimpen (1979), who developed the first adaptive speech reception threshold test using Dutch sentences. This report provides an overview of the(More)
The auditory brain-stem responses (ABRs) to rarefaction and condensation clicks were obtained for 12 normal-hearing subjects in quiet, and high-pass masking at 8, 4, 2, 1, and 0.5 kHz. Derived narrow-band wave V latency differences were analyzed with respect to (1) stimulus polarity, (2) absolute differences irrespective of polarity. The analyses revealed(More)
While considerable evidence suggests that bilateral cochlear implant (CI) users' sound localization abilities rely primarily on interaural level difference (ILD) cues, and only secondarily, if at all, on interaural time difference (ITD) cues, this evidence has largely been indirect. This study used head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) to independently(More)
Binaural abilities are difficult to assess, yet important to understand, in the course of rehabilitating bilateral cochlear implantees. One purpose of this research was to develop a binaural assessment methodology using direct electrical input to the cochlear implant, ''direct connect assessment'', pre-processed by appropriate headrelated transfer functions(More)
BACKGROUND Speech recognition in noise testing has been conducted at least since the 1940s (Dickson et al, 1946). The ability to recognize speech in noise is a distinct function of the auditory system (Plomp, 1978). According to Kochkin (2002), difficulty recognizing speech in noise is the primary complaint of hearing aid users. However, speech recognition(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the effect of exposure to a single rock/pop concert on pure-tone hearing thresholds and outer hair cell function in teenagers. STUDY DESIGN Repeated measures pre- and postconcert assessment of hearing. SETTING Mobile hearing conservation test vehicle and large indoor concert venue. SUBJECTS Twenty-nine normal-hearing teenagers and(More)
BACKGROUND In the field of audiology a test protocol (index test) is used to determine the presence or absence of a target condition. The value of an index test rests in its diagnostic accuracy. Results from an index test must be verified through the use of a reference standard. The clinician and researcher should determine the quality and applicability of(More)
BACKGROUND The area of (central) auditory processing disorder [(C)APD] is highly controversial. This controversy is fueled in part by multiple ambiguous descriptions of this condition. The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology state that (C)APD is a clinical entity, but other sources say that this is(More)
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