Statistical Learning, Syllable Processing, and Speech Production in Healthy Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Preschool Children: A Mismatch Negativity Study

@article{StuderEichenberger2016StatisticalLS,
  title={Statistical Learning, Syllable Processing, and Speech Production in Healthy Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Preschool Children: A Mismatch Negativity Study},
  author={Esther Studer-Eichenberger and Felix Studer-Eichenberger and Thomas Koenig},
  journal={Ear and Hearing},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={e57–e71}
}
Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to investigate temporal/spectral sound-feature processing in preschool children (4 to 7 years old) with peripheral hearing loss compared with age-matched controls. The results verified the presence of statistical learning, which was diminished in children with hearing impairments (HIs), and elucidated possible perceptual mediators of speech production. Design: Perception and production of the syllables /ba/, /da/, /ta/, and /na/ were recorded… 
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