Normal Adult Aging and the Contextual Influences Affecting Speech and Meaningful Sound Perception

  title={Normal Adult Aging and the Contextual Influences Affecting Speech and Meaningful Sound Perception},
  author={Jennifer Aydelott and Robert Leech and Jennifer T. Crinion},
  journal={Trends in Amplification},
  pages={218 - 232}
It is widely accepted that hearing loss increases markedly with age, beginning in the fourth decade ISO 7029 (2000). Age-related hearing loss is typified by high-frequency threshold elevation and associated reductions in speech perception because speech sounds, especially consonants, become inaudible. Nevertheless, older adults often report additional and progressive difficulties in the perception and comprehension of speech, often highlighted in adverse listening conditions that exceed those… 

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