The relative importance of consonant and vowel segments to the recognition of words and sentences: effects of age and hearing loss.

Abstract

This study investigated the ability to use cues contained within vowel and consonant segments by older listeners with normal or impaired hearing. Spectral shaping restored audibility for the hearing-impaired group. Word and sentence materials were processed to contain primarily consonants or vowels by replacing segments with low-level speech-shaped noise… (More)
DOI: 10.1121/1.4739463

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