Martin H P Stollman

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In this study, the effect of time-compression and expansion of speech on speech perception in noise was measured for a group of hearing-impaired and a group of language-impaired children relative to control groups of normal children and normal adults. The children's ages ranged from 9 to 12 years. For all time-scale modified conditions, both(More)
The development of auditory processing in children was investigated in a longitudinal study. A group of 20 children with normal cognitive and language development underwent several auditory tests at the ages of 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 years. At the age of 10 years, three subjects were lost to follow-up, as was one more subject at the age of 12 years. The(More)
There is little standardized test material in Dutch to document central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs). Therefore, a new central auditory test battery was composed and standardized for use with adult populations and older children. The test battery comprised seven tests (words in noise, filtered speech, binaural fusion, sentences in noise, dichotic(More)
In humans, the binaural interaction at the brainstem level has been studied for over 15 years. The binaural interaction component (BIC) is obtained by subtracting the summed auditory brainstem response (ABR) in the monaural stimulus mode from the ABR obtained in the binaural stimulus mode. By nature of this subtraction process, the signal-to-noise ratio of(More)
The performance of a group of twenty 6-year-old children with specific language impairment (SLI) on several behavioural auditory tests was compared to that of a group of twenty age-matched control children. The auditory test battery used in this study consisted of the following tests: a speech-in-noise test, a filtered speech test, a binaural fusion test, a(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was, first, to determine the effect of the concentrations of volatile anesthetics (halothane and isoflurane) on the intraoperative elicited electrical stapedius reflex threshold (ESRT) and, second, to evaluate the relation between the ESRTs and postoperative C-levels. STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective clinical study in a(More)
The effect of time scale modification of speech on the speech recognition threshold in noise (SRTN) was investigated for a group of 44 elderly subjects, varying in age from 56 to 88 years with sloping mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing losses. Subjects' pure-tone average thresholds at 500, 1,000 and 2,000 Hz (PTA1) ranged from 3 to 58 dB. The study(More)
The insertion gain measured in 34 children of up to 6 years of age with symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, who were fitted successfully with binaural hearing aids, was compared in retrospect to the calculated insertion gain using two different prescriptive methods: the half-gain rule (HGR) and the desired sensation level method (DSL). The measured and(More)
This study addresses the effect of early asymmetric hearing loss in children, owing to otitis media with effusion (OME), on binaural hearing. Five children who had suffered from predominantly unilateral OME between the ages of 2 and 4 years and who were not treated for OME at any time participated in this study when they were about 12 years of age. All(More)
This article describes the development and results of a pilot study with a recently developed auditory test battery for 4-6-year-old Dutch children. The test battery consisted of a sustained auditory attention (SAA) test, a dichotic words (DW) test, a binaural masking-level difference (BMLD) test, an auditory word discrimination (AWD) test, a gap detection(More)