Carol Lee De Filippo

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics of eye gaze behavior, specifically eye fixations, during reception of simultaneous communication (SC). SC was defined as conceptually accurate and semantically based signs and fingerspelling used in conjunction with speech. Specific areas of focus were (1) the pattern of frequency,(More)
Hearing aid fitting involves a two-phase process of preselection and evaluation (Seewald RC and Ross M. Amplification for the Hearing Impaired 1988:213-271). The purpose of the present study was to examine alternative procedures that clinicians might use in the evaluation phase to verify the adequacy of hearing aid preselection decisions for severely and(More)
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 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)
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)
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