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A Swedish Hearing In Noise Test (HINT), consisting of everyday sentences to be used in an adaptive procedure to estimate the speech recognition thresholds in noise and quiet, has been developed. The material consists of 250 sentences, with a length of five to nine syllables, normalized for naturalness, difficulty and reliability. The sentences were recorded(More)
This study investigated the putative relationship between visual evoked potentials (VEPs) and specific aspects of speechreading. The nature and constraints of the relationship between VEPs and cognitive functioning was also examined. The original finding of Shepherd, DeLavergne, Frueh, and Clobridge (1977) that visual-neural speed (VN 130) predicts(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of chronologic age on central auditory functions using dichotic speech tests and to study whether and how the age effect in dichotic listening is related to cognitive ability. DESIGN Dichotic speech tests and cognitive tests were performed on 30 bilaterally hearing-impaired subjects, with a pure-tone average better than 50 dB(More)
A cognitive test battery sensitive to processes important for speech understanding was developed and investigated. Test stimuli are presented as text or in an auditory or audiovisual modality. The tests investigate phonologic processing and verbal information processing. Four subject groups, young/elderly with normal-hearing and young/elderly with hearing(More)
A digital 8-channel signal processing system has been implemented using a TMS 320C25 signal processor. Tests with hearing-impaired subjects showed that the system allows a better fit to a specified frequency response than when using conventional aids with analog filtering. The filter bank has also been tested in dichotic listening experiments, where(More)
A clinical trial of Oticon DigiFocus hearing aid was performed. The test aid was evaluated on 33 subjects with several years' experience as users of modern analog hearing aids. These aids were used as reference for the 1-month-long trial. The Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) showed a mean difference in benefit with superior ratings for the(More)
This study investigates the binaural masking level difference in both detection and recognition of speech embedded in noise when the signal is phase-shifted 180 degrees between the left and the right ear. Swedish spondaic words masked by noise werc presented binaurally to 10 normally hearing subjects. The results are presented in terms of speech detection(More)
Speech recognition (SRT) and just-follow-conversation (JFC) tasks were performed by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners matched for age and sex using three masking backgrounds: speech spectrum random noise, continuous forward speech and reversed speech. In the SRT task, the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio for 50% correctly repeated words of short,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the hearing threshold levels (HTL) of an otologically unscreened population in Sweden. The results are compared to other studies of otologically unscreened populations, and a new mathematical model of hearing threshold levels as a function of age is presented. The subjects were males and females aged from 19 to 81(More)
Insert earphones, coupled to the ear canal by means of a long plastic tube and soft ear plug (Etymotic Research ER-3A Tubephone) are being used for a number of audiometric applications as an alternative to supra-aural earphones. This report presents the results of hearing threshold level measurements in 36 ears of young, otologically normal listeners. The(More)