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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)
An epidemiological study was carried out, based on 590 randomly selected subjects, aged from 20 to 80 years, in the province of Ostergötland in Sweden. The results obtained were similar to published results from other countries, with an overall prevalence of subjects with average hearing threshold levels over the frequencies 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 kHz (M4) equal(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)
The feedback problems of behind the ear (BTE), in the ear (ITE), and in the ear canal (ITEC) hearing aid categories have been investigated. All possible feedback paths (acoustical via vent, via tubing wall, mechanical, etc.) were converted to a single transfer function from the ear canal to the hearing aid microphone, here called the acoustic feedback(More)
Cognitive Hearing Science or Auditory Cognitive Science is an emerging field of interdisciplinary research concerning the interactions between hearing and cognition. It follows a trend over the last half century for interdisciplinary fields to develop, beginning with Neuroscience, then Cognitive Science, then Cognitive Neuroscience, and then Cognitive(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)
Different medical and surgical methods have been tried in attempting to reduce endolymphatic pressure in Ménière's disease. Pressure treatment has a role on the treatment staircase, after pharmacological treatment and before destructive methods. Pressure chamber treatment has shown that some patients respond well to the treatment with diminishing inner ear(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)