Richard T Miyamoto4
Rachael Frush Holt3
Marcia J Hay-McCutcheon3
Derek M Houston3
4Richard T Miyamoto
3Rachael Frush Holt
3Marcia J Hay-McCutcheon
3Derek M Houston
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The perception of voice similarity was examined in 5-year-old children with normal hearing sensitivity and in pediatric cochlear implant users, 5-12 years of age. Recorded sentences were manipulated to form a continuum of similar-sounding voices. An adaptive procedure was then used to determine how acoustically different, in terms of average fundamental and(More)
The present study examined how postlingually deafened adults with cochlear implants combine visual information from lipreading with auditory cues in an open-set word recognition task. Adults with normal hearing served as a comparison group. Word recognition performance was assessed using lexically controlled word lists presented under auditory-only,(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary goals of this investigation were to examine the speech and language development of deaf children with cochlear implants and mild cognitive delay and to compare their gains with those of children with cochlear implants who do not have this additional impairment. DESIGN We retrospectively examined the speech and language development of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the communication outcomes between children with aided residual hearing and children with cochlear implants. DESIGN Measures of speech recognition and language were administered to pediatric hearing aid users and cochlear implant users followed up longitudinally as part of an ongoing investigation on cochlear implant outcomes. The(More)
OBJECTIVE We adapted a behavioral procedure that has been used extensively with normal-hearing (NH) infants, the visual habituation (VH) procedure, to assess deaf infants' discrimination and attention to speech. METHODS Twenty-four NH 6-month-olds, 24 NH 9-month-olds, and 16 deaf infants at various ages before and following cochlear implantation (CI) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of cochlear implantation in infancy and compare them to those obtained in children implanted at a slightly older age. MATERIAL AND METHODS Using standard language measurement tools, including the Grammatical Analysis of Elicited Language--Presentence Level (GAEL-P) and the Reynell Developmental Language Scales, progress(More)
CONCLUSION This study demonstrated that children who receive a cochlear implant below the age of 2 years obtain higher mean receptive and expressive language scores than children implanted over the age of 2 years. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the receptive and expressive language skills of children who received a cochlear implant(More)
Understanding speech in background noise, talker identification, and vocal emotion recognition are challenging for cochlear implant (CI) users due to poor spectral resolution and limited pitch cues with the CI. Recent studies have shown that bimodal CI users, that is, those CI users who wear a hearing aid (HA) in their non-implanted ear, receive benefit for(More)
PURPOSE To examine multimodal spoken word-in-sentence recognition in children. METHOD Two experiments were undertaken. In Experiment 1, the youngest age with which the multimodal sentence recognition materials could be used was evaluated. In Experiment 2, lexical difficulty and presentation modality effects were examined, along with test-retest(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is the first in a series designed to develop and norm new theoretically motivated sentence tests for children. The purpose was to examine the independent contributions of word frequency (i.e., how often words occur in language) and lexical density (the number of similar sounding words or "neighbors" to a target word) to the perception(More)