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  • H Levitt
  • 1995
Assistive technology involving voice communication is used primarily by people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have speech and/or language disabilities. It is also used to a lesser extent by people with visual or motor disabilities. A very wide range of devices has been developed for people with hearing loss. These devices can be categorized not only(More)
The Narrative Processes model is focused on the strategies and processes by which a client and therapist transform the events of everyday life into a meaningful story that both organizes and represents the client's sense of self and others in the world. Some investigators have elected to use clients' within session descriptions of relationship events or(More)
UNLABELLED As with the first of two companion manuscripts, this investigation employed a grounded theory approach to identify patterns of coping responses by adults responding to the stress resulting from the threat of stuttering. The companion paper described emotion-based avoidant coping responses that were used to protect both the speaker and the(More)
UNLABELLED Using a grounded theory approach, four clusters were identified that represent patterns of coping by adults who stutter. In order to understand the complexities within the coping responses of speakers to the experience of stuttering, this first of two companion papers summarizes the literature on the human coping response to stress and the nature(More)
Noise reduction systems using two or more microphones are generally more effectj-ve than single-microphone systems. Under ideal conditions, an adaptive two-microphone system with one microphone placed at, the noise source can achieve perfect cancellation. For hearing-aid applications it is not usually practical to place a microphone at or near the noise(More)
In this paper we compare objective measurements of ear canal acoustic distortion products (DP's) in the human ear canal to subjective measures of hearing level (HL) thresholds. To date we have measured 22 subjects (39 ears). These subjects are normal hearing as defined by their hearing level being less than 25 dB. The correlation between the distortion(More)
Although the electjonic hearing aid was developed over four decades a Bespite substantial improvements over the years in the acoustic and physical characteristics of hearing aids, the method of fitting these devices has progressed relative1 little since the problem was first broached-'.3. The reasons for this slow progress are many and at least four(More)
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