Elizabeth D Leigh-Paffenroth

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BACKGROUND Hearing loss and age interfere with the auditory system's ability to process temporal changes in the acoustic signal. A key unresolved question is whether high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (HFSNHL) affects temporal processing in the low-frequency region where hearing loss is minimal or nonexistent. A second unresolved question is whether(More)
The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine whether temporal coding in the auditory system was the same for younger and older listeners. Temporal coding was assessed by amplitude-modulated auditory steady-state responses (AM ASSRs) as a physiologic measure of phase-locking capability. The secondary purpose of this study was to determine(More)
A leading cause of preventable sensorineural hearing loss is therapeutic treatment with medications that are toxic to inner ear tissues, including certain drugs used to fight cancer and life-threatening infectious diseases. Ototoxic-induced hearing loss typically begins in the high frequencies and progresses to lower frequencies as drug administration(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of multitalker babble on ASSRs in adult subjects with normal hearing (NH) and sensorineural hearing loss (HI). The secondary purpose was to investigate the relationships among ASSRs, word recognition in quiet, and word recognition in babble. DESIGN ASSRs were elicited by a(More)
BACKGROUND Binaural hearing improves our ability to understand speech and to localize sounds. Hearing loss can interfere with binaural cues, and despite the success of amplification, ∼25% of people with bilateral hearing loss fit with two hearing aids choose to wear only one (e.g., Brooks and Bulmer, 1981). One explanation is reduced binaural processing,(More)
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