Carol De Filippo

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the practicability of binaural hearing by adding a contralateral hearing aid (HA) after long-term cochlear implant (CI) use in prelingually deaf adults. METHOD Five individuals with 1 CI volunteered for a 3-week bimodal (CI + HA) trial. HA gain was set low until sound was tolerable, then increased as(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a set of English phrases and sentences in a minimal-pairs syllable-test format for assessing use of acoustic cues in the audiovisual perception of speech; in particular, by persons with severe or profound hearing loss. Test items that were not rejected were categorized as "acceptable" or "ideal." An acceptable item(More)
The current report demonstrates the importance of formally accounting for passage difficulty when using the tracking procedure. Cloze responses to 82 encyclopedia excerpts (343-349 words each) were obtained from a large pool of normal-hearing adults and scored verbatim. Passage difficulty, derived via ANOVA, was then defined as the deviation of a passage's(More)
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