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Perception of temporal fine-structure cues in speech with minimal envelope cues for listeners with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20666687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The contribution of temporal fine-structure (TFS) cues to consonant identification was compared for seven young adults with normal hearing and five young adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss and flat, high- or low-frequency gently sloping audiograms. Nonsense syllables were degraded using two schemes (PM: phase modulation; FM: frequency modulation) designed to remove temporal envelope (E) cues while preserving TFS cues in 16 0.35-octave-wide frequency bands spanning the range of 80 to 8020 Hz. For both schemes, hearing-impaired listeners performed significantly above chance level (PM: 36%; FM: 31%; chance level: 6.25%), but more poorly than normal-hearing listeners (PM: 80%; FM: 65%). Three hearing-impaired listeners showed normal or near-normal reception of nasality information. These results indicate that for mild to moderate levels of hearing loss, cochlear damage reduces but does not abolish the ability to use the TFS cues of speech. The deficits observed for both schemes in hearing-impaired listeners suggest involvement of factors other than only poor reconstruction of temporal envelope from temporal fine structure.
Marine Ardoint; Stanley Sheft; Pierre Fleuriot; Stéphane Garnier; Christian Lorenzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of audiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1708-8186     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Audiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140017     Medline TA:  Int J Audiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS, Universite Paris Descartes, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Loss / psychology*
Speech Discrimination Tests
Speech Perception*
Time Factors
Young Adult

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