Speech perception problems of the hearing impaired reflect inability to use temporal fine structure.

@article{Lorenzi2006SpeechPP,
  title={Speech perception problems of the hearing impaired reflect inability to use temporal fine structure.},
  author={Christian Lorenzi and Ga{\"e}tan Gilbert and H{\'e}lo{\"i}se Carn and St{\'e}phane Garnier and Brian C. J. Moore},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 49},
  pages={18866-9}
}
People with sensorineural hearing loss have difficulty understanding speech, especially when background sounds are present. A reduction in the ability to resolve the frequency components of complex sounds is one factor contributing to this difficulty. Here, we show that a reduced ability to process the temporal fine structure of sounds plays an important role. Speech sounds were processed by filtering them into 16 adjacent frequency bands. The signal in each band was processed by using the… CONTINUE READING