Corinna Bernarding

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In the last years, there has been a rising interest to find an objective method to estimate listening effort. Previously, we have shown that the wavelet phase synchronization stability (WPSS), gained from the instantaneous phase of auditory late responses (ALRs), could serve as a feasible measure for listening effort related factors. In the current study,(More)
An increased listing effort represents a major problem in humans with hearing impairment. Neurodiagnostic methods for an objective listening effort estimation might support hearing instrument fitting procedures. However the cognitive neurodynamics of listening effort is far from being understood and its neural correlates have not been identified yet. In(More)
So far, a generally accepted objective measure for the listening effort estimation in clinical settings is not existent. Such a measure could support the hearing aid fitting in order to reduce the listening effort in hearing impaired patients by an adequate adaption of their personal hearing aids. In the current study, we propose a new measure for the(More)
Until now, an objective method to estimate listening effort with a minimum level of cooperation of the patient in order to fit hearing aids is not existent. The benefit of such a method would be to reduce the listening effort in hearing impaired persons by an adequate adaption of the hearing aids. Recently, we have shown that the wavelet phase(More)
Auditory steady state responses (ASSRs) are frequently used to assess auditory function. Recently, the interest in effects of attention on ASSRs has increased. In this paper, we investigated for the first time possible effects of attention on AS-SRs evoked by amplitude modulated and frequency modulated chirps paradigms. Different paradigms were designed(More)
In the last decades, many investigations were done to examine the effects of sensorineural hearing loss on the speech perception ability. Besides testing hearing impaired persons, there is also the possibility to simulate the hearing loss. Therefore, some electrophysiological as well as speech recognition studies were performed in normal hearing subjects(More)
In clinical practice, an objective method to assess listening effort is still not available. The benefit of such a measure would be to reduce the listening effort in hearing impaired persons by an adequate adaption of their personal hearing aids. In foregoing studies, we have shown that the wavelet phase synchronization stability (WPSS) of auditory late(More)
In this study, we propose a novel estimate of listening effort using electroencephalographic data. This method is a translation of our past findings, gained from the evoked electroencephalographic activity, to the oscillatory EEG activity. To test this technique, electroencephalographic data from experienced hearing aid users with moderate hearing loss were(More)
Objective methods to asses listening effort are still missing in clinical settings. Thus, the focus of our ongoing research is the extraction of possible substrates of listening effort. This paper focuses on the non-effort related factor reaction time (RT) on the different components of auditory late responses (ALRs). It makes sense to consider this factor(More)
An objective estimate of listening effort could support the hearing aid fitting procedure. Most of the digital hearing aids have already hearing aid settings which are supposed to reduce the listening effort, but the effects of these settings on the individual's listening effort remain unclear. In this study, we propose an objective estimate of listening(More)