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A comparison of monotic and dichotic complex-tone pitch perception in listeners with hearing loss.
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PMID:  10462804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The perception of fundamental pitch for two-harmonic complex tones was examined in musically experienced listeners with cochlear-based high-frequency hearing loss. Performance in a musical interval identification task was measured as a function of the average rank of the lowest harmonic for both monotic and dichotic presentation of the harmonics at 14 dB Sensation Level. Listeners with hearing loss demonstrated excellent musical interval identification at low fundamental frequencies and low harmonic numbers, but abnormally poor identification at higher fundamental frequencies and higher average ranks. The upper frequency limit of performance in the listeners with hearing loss was similar in both monotic and dichotic conditions. These results suggest that something other than frequency resolution per se limits complex-tone pitch perception in listeners with hearing loss.
K H Arehart; E M Burns
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0001-4966     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-30     Completed Date:  1999-09-30     Revised Date:  2006-12-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  993-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder 80309-0409, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dichotic Listening Tests / methods*
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Pitch Perception / physiology*

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