Effects of Simulated Conductive Hearing Loss on Dichotic Listening Performance for Digits This experiment assessed conditions under which simulated conductive hearing loss would affect performance on a digit dichotic test. Losses were simulated by insertion of EAR plugs, and each subject served as his/her own control. Performance for left ear plugged and right ear plugged conditions was compared with performance in a ... Reports
Reports  |   November 01, 1987
Effects of Simulated Conductive Hearing Loss on Dichotic Listening Performance for Digits
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1987
Effects of Simulated Conductive Hearing Loss on Dichotic Listening Performance for Digits
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1987, Vol. 52, 313-318. doi:10.1044/jshd.5204.313
History: Received May 1, 1986 , Accepted December 2, 1986
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1987, Vol. 52, 313-318. doi:10.1044/jshd.5204.313
History: Received May 1, 1986; Accepted December 2, 1986

This experiment assessed conditions under which simulated conductive hearing loss would affect performance on a digit dichotic test. Losses were simulated by insertion of EAR plugs, and each subject served as his/her own control. Performance for left ear plugged and right ear plugged conditions was compared with performance in a normal hearing condition (neither ear plugged). Conductive losses did not affect dichotic performance at test intensities 12 dB above the "knees" of monotic performance-intensity functions for the plugged ears (95% correct points) but did affect dichotic performance for some listeners at intensities that were Within 8 dB of the monotic knees.

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