Relations among temporal acuity, hearing loss, and the perception of speech distorted by noise and reverberation.

Eight normal listeners and eight listeners with sensorineural hearing losses were compared on a gap-detection task and on a speech perception task. The minimum detectable gap (71% correct) was determined as a function of noise level, and a time constant was computed from these data for each listener. The time constants of the hearing-impaired listeners were… CONTINUE READING