Assessing the cognitive demands of speech listening for people with hearing losses.

@article{Rakerd1996AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the cognitive demands of speech listening for people with hearing losses.},
  author={Brad Rakerd and Peter F. Stadler Rudi Seitz and Maggie Whearty},
  journal={Ear and hearing},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={97-106}
}
OBJECTIVE Measures of listening effort can provide a useful complement to measures of listening performance. The purpose of the present study was to measure the effort required of hearing-impaired subjects when they listen to speech. METHOD Our subjects performed two tasks simultaneously: a speech task, which took the form of listening to connected discourse; and a digit-memorization task, which competed with the speech task for cognitive resources. Changes in speech-listening effort altered… CONTINUE READING

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