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Auditory training has long been advocated to enhance communication but has never been time or cost-effective. This article describes the concepts underlying the development of a home-based, interactive adaptive computer program designed to engage the adult hearing-impaired listener in the hearing-aid-fitting process, provide listening strategies, build(More)
Responses of inferior colliculus neurons to simplified stimuli that may engage mechanisms that contribute to auditory scene analysis were obtained. The stimuli were harmonic complex tones, which are heard by human listeners as single sounds, and the same tones with one component 'mistuned', which are heard as two separate sounds. The temporal discharge(More)
BACKGROUND The use of acoustic signals to mask, mix with, or ease the distress associated with tinnitus has been clinically employed for decades. It has been proposed that expanding acoustic options for tinnitus sufferers due to personal preferences is desirable. Fractal tones incorporate many useful characteristics of music while avoiding certain features(More)
BACKGROUND When individuals have hearing loss, physiological changes in their brain interact with relearning of sound patterns. Some individuals utilize compensatory strategies that may result in successful hearing aid use. Others, however, are not so fortunate. Modern hearing aids can provide audibility but may not rectify spectral and temporal resolution,(More)
In order to examine the effect of inhibition on processing auditory temporal information, responses of single neurons in the inferior colliculus of the chinchilla to sinusoidally amplitude-modulated (SAM) tones alone and the presence of a steady-state tone were obtained. The carrier frequency of the SAM tone was either the characteristic frequency (CF) or a(More)
The level of interest in aural rehabilitation has increased recently, both in clinical use and in research presentations and publications. Advances in aural rehabilitation have seen previous techniques such as speech tracking and analytic auditory training reappear in computerized forms. These new delivery methods allow for a consistent, cost-effective, and(More)
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