Individual Hearing Loss: Characterization, Modelling, Compensation Strategies

Sébastien Santurette, Torsten Dau, Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Ture Andersen, Torben Poulsen

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It is well-established that hearing loss does not only lead to a reduction of hearing sensitivity. Large individual differences are typically observed among listeners with hearing impairment in a wide range of suprathreshold auditory measures. In many cases, audiometric thresholds cannot fully account for such individual differences, which make it challenging to find adequate compensation strategies in hearing devices. How to characterize, model, and compensate for individual hearing loss were the main topics of the fifth International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR), held in Nyborg, Denmark,
in August 2015. The following collection of papers results from some of the work that was presented and discussed at the symposium.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Hearing
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research - Nyborg, Denmark
Duration: 26 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
Conference number: 5


Conference5th International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research
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  • Individual differences
  • Hearing loss characterization
  • Auditory modelling
  • Hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants


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