Examination of the neighborhood activation theory in normal and hearing-impaired listeners.

@article{Dirks2001ExaminationOT,
  title={Examination of the neighborhood activation theory in normal and hearing-impaired listeners.},
  author={Donald D. Dirks and Sumiko Takayanagi and Anahita Moshfegh and P D Noffsinger and Stephen A. Fausti},
  journal={Ear and hearing},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Experiments were conducted to examine the effects of lexical information on word recognition among normal hearing listeners and individuals with sensorineural hearing loss. The lexical factors of interest were incorporated in the Neighborhood Activation Model (NAM). Central to this model is the concept that words are recognized relationally in the context of other phonemically similar words. NAM suggests that words in the mental lexicon are organized into similarity neighborhoods and… CONTINUE READING

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