Effects of Hearing Aid Use on Speech Discrimination and Listening Effort Effects of hearing-aid use on measures of speech discrimination and listening effort were investigated in 23 hearing-impaired adults. Speech discrimination testing was conducted with and without hearing aid use. A probe reaction time task was performed simultaneously to assess the amount of listening effort devoted to the speech discrimination task. ... Reports
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Effects of Hearing Aid Use on Speech Discrimination and Listening Effort
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1982
Effects of Hearing Aid Use on Speech Discrimination and Listening Effort
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1982, Vol. 47, 189-193. doi:10.1044/jshd.4702.189
History: Received October 22, 1980 , Accepted May 19, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1982, Vol. 47, 189-193. doi:10.1044/jshd.4702.189
History: Received October 22, 1980; Accepted May 19, 1981

Effects of hearing-aid use on measures of speech discrimination and listening effort were investigated in 23 hearing-impaired adults. Speech discrimination testing was conducted with and without hearing aid use. A probe reaction time task was performed simultaneously to assess the amount of listening effort devoted to the speech discrimination task. The results indicated that hearing aid use improved speech discrimination and reduced listening effort. The probe reaction time task may have potential as an objective measure of listening effort in hearing-impaired individuals.

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