Loudness Discrimination of Speech Signals Spectrally Shaped by a Simulated Hearing Aid
- Digital signal processing (DSP) applications for multiband loudness correction digital hearing... Dillier, Norbert; Frolich, Thomas // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;1993, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p95
Evaluates the performance of the beamformer noise reduction algorithm in realistic environments with normal-hearing and hearing-impaired subjects. Improvements in discrimination scores of subjects using a multiband loudness correction (MLC) algorithm; High rate stimulation as it relates to...
- An Examination of Changes in Hearing-Aid Performance and Benefit in the Elderly Over a 3-Year Period of Hearing-Aid Use. Humes, Larry E.; Wilson, Dana L. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2003, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p137
This brief report describes the changes in hearing-aid performance and benefit in 9 elderly hearing-aid wearers over a 3-year period following the hearing-aid fitting. Objective measures of hearing-aid performance included three measures of speech recognition: (a) the Nonsense Syllable Test...
- Speech Recognition with In-the-Ear and Behind-the-Ear Dual-Microphone Hearing Instruments. Pumford, John M.; Seewald, Richard C.; Scollie, Susan D.; Jenstad, Lorienne M. // Journal of the American Academy of Audiology;Jan2000, Vol. 11 Issue 1
The primary purpose of this study was to compare the overall listening benefit in diffuse noise provided by dual-microphone technology in an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing instrument to that provided by dual-microphone technology in a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing instrument. Further, the study was...
- Speech Recognition Ability in Noise and Its Relationship to Perceived Hearing Aid Benefit. Cord, Mary T.; Leek, Marjorie R.; Walden, Brian E. // Journal of the American Academy of Audiology;Oct2000, Vol. 11 Issue 9
Hearing-impaired listeners with similar hearing losses may differ widely in their ability to understand speech in noise. Such individual susceptibility to noise may explain why patients obtain varying degrees of benefit from hearing aids. The chief purpose of this study was to determine if...
- Effects of Release Time and Directionality on Unilateral and Bilateral Hearing Aid Fittings in Complex Sound Fields. Novick, Marni L.; Bentler, Ruth A.; Dittberner, Andrew; Flamme, Gregory A. // Journal of the American Academy of Audiology;Nov\Dec2001, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p534
In studies to date, the effectiveness of the directional microphone has been investigated independently of the signal processing scheme used in the hearing aid. In addition, the number and placement of the background noise speakers can create an advantage for a particular polar pattern (i.e.,...
- Quality ratings for frequency-shaped peak-clipped speech: Results for listeners with hearing loss. Kozma-Spytek, Linda; Kates, James M. // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Dec96, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p1115
Examines the effect of peak clipping in hearing aids on speech quality ratings. Speech quality; Hearing aids; Hearing loss; Coherence function; Distortion perception.
- Can Trainable Hearing Aids be Used with Experienced Hearing Aid Users? Mueller, H. Gustav; Hornsby, Benjamin W. Y. // Audiology Online;Jul2014, p1
The article provides an answer to a question if it was possible for experienced hearing aid users to train the settings of a new trainable hearing aid to sound like their old one.
- How Can I Get Up to Speed on Speech Mapping and Real Ear? Mueller, H. Gustav // Audiology Online;Aug2014, p1
The article presents an answer to a question of how to improve speech mapping skills used in conducting real-ear assessments.
- Should Manufacturersâ€™ Proprietary First Fit Be Used to Program Hearing Aids? Mueller, H. Gustav; Ricketts, Todd // Audiology Online;Oct2014, p1
The article discusses the views of audiology experts Gustav Mueller and Todd Ricketts on the validation of first fit hearing aids in the U.S. Topics covered include the importance of doing word recognition testing to assess the functions of hearing aids as well as the appropriate sound levels of...