Refining a model of hearing impairment using speech psychophysics

Morten Løve Jepsen, Torsten Dau, Oded Ghitza

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Abstract

The premise of this study is that models of hearing, in general, and of individual hearing impairment, in particular, can be improved by using speech test results as an integral part of the modeling process. A conceptual iterative procedure is presented which, for an individual, considers measures of sensitivity, cochlear compression, and phonetic confusions using the Diagnostic Rhyme Test (DRT) framework. The suggested approach is exemplified by presenting data from three hearing-impaired listeners and results obtained with models of the hearing impairment of the individuals. The work reveals that the DRT data provide valuable information of the damaged periphery and that the non-speech and speech data are complementary in obtaining the best model for an individual.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJ A S A Express Letters
Volume135
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)EL179-EL85
ISSN1529-7853
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Copyright 2014 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America > Volume 135, Issue 4 and may be found at http://scitation.aip.org/content/asa/journal/jasa/135/4/10.1121/1.4869256.

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