TITLE

Intelligibility of Modified Speech for Young Listeners With Normal and Impaired Hearing

AUTHOR(S)
Uchanski, Rosalie M.; Geers, Ann E.; Protopapas, Athanassios
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2002, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p1027
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Results from the hearing-impaired children showed that all varieties of modified speech yielded either equivalent or poorer intelligibility than unprocessed speech. For words in sentences and isolated words, the slowing-down of speech had no effect on intelligibility scores whereas envelope amplification, both alone and combined with slowing-down, yielded significantly lower scores. Intelligibility results from normal-hearing children listening in noise were somewhat similar to those from hearing-impaired children. For isolated words, the slowing-down of speech had no effect on intelligibility whereas envelope amplification degraded intelligibility. For both subject groups, speech processing had no statistically significant effect on syllable discrimination. In summary, without extensive exposure to the speech processing conditions, children with impaired hearing and children with normal hearing listening in noise received no intelligibility advantage from either slowed speech or envelope-amplified speech.
ACCESSION #
7506408

 

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