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A large set of sentence materials, chosen for their uniformity in length and representation of natural speech, has been developed for the measurement of sentence speech reception thresholds (sSRTs). The mean-squared level of each digitally recorded sentence was adjusted to equate intelligibility when presented in spectrally matched noise to normal-hearing(More)
Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of various upper cutoff frequencies on performance of listeners with steeply sloping, high-frequency hearing loss. The upper cutoff frequency of individually prescribed responses was systematically adjusted to 0.71, 1.79, and 6.0 kHz. Measures of nonsense syllable recognition and subjective ratings of(More)
Anticipating the location of a temporarily obscured target—what Piaget (the construction of reality in the child. Basic Books, New York, 1954) called “object permanence”—is a critical skill, especially in hunters of mobile prey. Previous research with bottlenose dolphins found they could predict the location of a target that had been visibly displaced into(More)
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