Andrzej Wicher

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Psychophysical tuning curves (PTCs) can be used to assess the frequency selectivity of the auditory system and to detect and delimit "dead regions" in the cochlea. However, the traditional method for determining PTCs takes too long for use in clinical practice. We evaluated a fast method for determining PTCs, using a band of noise that sweeps in centre(More)
The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate the Polish digit triplet test for speech intelligibility screening. The first part of the paper deals with the preparation of the speech material, the recording procedure and a listening experiment. In this part, triplet-specific intelligibility functions for 160 different digit complexes were(More)
The aim of this study was to develop Polish sentence tests for accurate measuring of speech intelligibility in masking interfering noise. Two sets of sentence lists have been developed. The first set was composed of 25 lists and was used for sentence intelligibility scoring. The second set was composed of 22 lists and was used for word intelligibility(More)
The relative effectiveness of narrowband and broadband noises in activating the efferent system was assessed by comparing the effect of contralateral stimulation (CS) with such sounds on psychophysical tuning curves (PTCs) determined in simultaneous masking, using signal frequencies of 1000 or 2000 Hz. To check that the CS stimuli used did activate the(More)
The speech intelligibility for different configurations of a target signal (speech) and masker (babble noise) in a horizontal and a median plane was investigated. The sources were placed at the front, in the back or in the right hand side (at different angular configurations) of a dummy head. The speech signals were presented to listeners via headphones at(More)
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