Effects of Training on NaÃ¯ve Listeners' Judgments of the Speech Intelligibility of Children With Severe-to-Profound Hearing Loss
- Optimum speech level to minimize listening difficulty in public spaces. // Noise & Vibration Worldwide;Mar2008, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p34
The article focuses on the study which employs two kinds of listening tests in order to determine the relation between the optimum speech level and background noise level. It reveals that optimum speech level is constant when background noise level is lower than 40dBA, and that, listening...
- Objective Measures of Listening Effort: Effects of Background Noise and Noise Reduction. Sarampalis, Anastasios; Kalluri, Sridhar; Edwards, Brent; Hafter, Ervin // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2009, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p1230
Purpose: This work is aimed at addressing a seeming contradiction related to the use of noise-reduction (NR) algorithms in hearing aids. The problem is that although some listeners claim a subjective improvement from NR, it has not been shown to improve speech intelligibility, often even making...
- Perceptual-Phonetic Predictors of Single-Word Intelligibility: A Study of Cantonese Dysarthria. Whitehill, Tara L.; Ciocca, Valter // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Dec2000, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p1451
Focuses on a study which investigated the perceptual-phonetic predictors of intelligibility in Cantonese speakers with dysarthia. Materials and methods; Procedures; Results.
- SCAN test-retest reliability for first- and third-grade... Amos, Nathan E.; Humes, Larry E. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug1998, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p834
Presents information on the study which aims to examine the test-retest reliability of SCAN for first- and third-grade children. Details on SCAN screening test for auditory processing disorders; Materials and methods; Discussion on the results.
- Rasch Analysis of Word Identification and Magnitude Estimation Scaling Responses in Measuring NaÃ¯ve Listeners' Judgments of Speech Intelligibility of Children With Severe-to-Profound Hearing Impairments. Beltyukova, Svetlana A.; Stone, Gregory M.; Ellis, Lee W. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2008, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p1124
Purpose: Speech intelligibility research typically relies on traditional evidence of reliability and validity. This investigation used Rasch analysis to enhance understanding of the functioning and meaning of scores obtained with 2 commonly used procedures: word identification (WI) and magnitude...
- Quiz: How Well Do You Listen? // TeamWork;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p3
A quiz concerning the listening skills which are crucial to success is presented.
- Do You Hear What I Hear? Listening Activities. Küster, Judith Maginnis // ASHA Leader;6/16/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p26
The article lists various resources leading to listening activities, including www.findsounds.com/types, www.abc.net.au/children/bananas/games/animal_sounds/default.htm, and www.perunakellari.fi/animalsounds/animal-e.htm.
- Speech Intelligibility in Patients with T1 and T2 Cancers of the Oral Tongue Treated by Wide Excision and Primary Closure. Sebastian, Swapna; Anto Suresh, B.; Ballraj, Achamma // Language in India;Jan2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p184
Aim: Glossectomy can affect tongue mobility and impairment of speech. Aim of the study was to measure speech intelligibility preoperatively and post operatively in patients with T1 and T2 cancers of oral tongue who have undergone wide excision and primary closure. Materials and Methods: Twelve...
- Speech Intelligibility in Severe Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. Bender, Brenda K.; Cannito, Michael P.; Murry, Thomas; Woodson, Gayle E. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2004, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p21
This study compared speech intelligibility in nondisabled speakers and speakers with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) before and after botulinum toxin (Botox) injection. Standard speech samples were obtained from 10 speakers diagnosed with severe ADSD prior to and 1 month following Botox...