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A series of VCV nonsense syllables formed with 23 consonants and the vowels /a/, /i/, /u/, and / / was presented on videotape without sound to 5 hearing-impaired adults and 5 adults with normal hearing. The two-fold purpose was (a) to determine whether the two groups would perform the same in their identification of visemes and (b) to observe whether the(More)
A 100-item, multiple-choice test for consonant identification labeled the California Consonant Test (CCT) has been developed expressly for use with hearing-impaired patients. A computer-assisted analysis was obtained for the test responses of 550 patients with sensorineural hearing loss. The test seems highly sensitive to configurations of high-tone loss,(More)
The revised Hearing Performance Inventory contains 90 items selected in part on a statistical basis and in part on clinical relevance from a previous experimental form. An analysis of the responses of 354 hearing-impaired subjects was used to evaluate the performance of each of the 90 items remaining in the Revised Form. Because the only items eliminated(More)
The Hearing Performance Inventory (HPI) was developed to assess hearing performance in problem areas experienced in everyday listening. It consists of six sections: (1) Understanding Speech, (2) Intensity, (3) Response to Auditory Failure, (4) Social, (5) Personal, and (6) Occupational. A self-report response style is used. Sentences were written to(More)
A tracking procedure that emphasizes practical coping strategies for hearing-impaired patients, along with practice in responding to other cues in the perception of connected speech, is described in detail in the course of its use with one subject. The subject's tracking scores before and after training illustrate the potential value of the procedure both(More)
This study was undertaken to develop a quantifiable and reliable self-rating inventory specifically for persons with profound and severe hearing losses. Fifty such subjects with such losses who wore hearing aids rated themselves on a scale of 0-6 (never to always) on 125 items that sampled their performance in a variety of communicative situations. Items(More)
OBJECTIVE This article describes a technique to minimize MRI time and obtain true orthogonal T2-weighted projections of the fetal head. The technique takes advantage of the symmetry of fetal orbits to establish a line of reference through the orbits to obtain true sagittal, coronal, and axial projections of the intracranial anatomy. CONCLUSION This(More)
The Minimal Auditory Capabilities (MAC) Battery was administered individually to 75 hearing aid users with profound sensorineural hearing loss. The purposes of the study were (1) to determine the reliability of the individual tests, their range of difficulty, and their intercorrelations; (2) to undertake a standardization procedure based on data from this(More)