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Perceptual weighting of stop consonant cues by normal and impaired listeners in reverberation versus noise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17463228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine if listeners with normal hearing and listeners with sensorineural hearing loss give different perceptual weightings to cues for stop consonant place of articulation in noise versus reverberation listening conditions. METHOD: Nine listeners with normal hearing (23-28 years of age) and 10 listeners with sensorineural hearing loss (31-79 years of age, median 66 years) participated. The listeners were asked to label the consonantal portion of synthetic CV stimuli as either /p/ or /t/. Two cues were varied: (a) the amplitude of the spectral peak in the F4/F5 frequency region of the burst was varied across a 30-dB range relative to the adjacent vowel peak amplitude in the same frequency region, (b) F2/F3 formant transition onset frequencies were either appropriate for /p/, /t/ or neutral for the labial/alveolar contrast. RESULTS: Weightings of relative amplitude and transition cues for voiceless stop consonants depended on the listening condition (quiet, noise, or reverberation), hearing loss, and age of listener. The effects of age with hearing loss reduced the perceptual integration of cues, particularly in reverberation. The effects of hearing loss reduced the effectiveness of both cues, notably relative amplitude in reverberation. CONCLUSIONS: Reverberation and noise conditions have different perceptual effects. Hearing loss and age may have different, separable effects.
Mark S Hedrick; Mary Sue Younger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1092-4388     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Speech Lang. Hear. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-27     Completed Date:  2007-06-26     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705610     Medline TA:  J Speech Lang Hear Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, 578 South Stadium Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0740, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Pure-Tone
Hearing Loss, Bilateral / diagnosis
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Sound Spectrography
Speech Perception*
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