Intelligibility of time-expanded speech with normally hearing and elderly subjects.

The effects of time-expanded monosyllabic words (NU-6) on the auditory discrimination performance of 15 young adults with normal hearing and 20 elderly subjects were studied. Three conditions of time expansion, 30, 60 and 100%, plus a 0% control condition, were presented at four sensation levels (8, 16, 24 and 32 dB). For the normally hearing subjects… (More)