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J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013 Feb;56(1):81-8. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/11-0291). Epub 2012 Jun 28.

The effects of short-term computerized speech-in-noise training on postlingually deafened adult cochlear implant recipients.

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Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. ingvalson@northwestern.edu

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  • J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013 Aug;56(4):1347.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine if short-term computerized speech-in-noise training can produce significant improvements in speech-in-noise perception by cochlear implant (CI) recipients on standardized audiologic testing measures.

METHOD:

Five adult postlingually deafened CI recipients participated in 4 speech-in-noise training sessions using the Seeing and Hearing Speech program (Sensimetrics; Malden, MA). Each participant completed lessons concentrating on consonant and vowel recognition at word, phrase, and sentence levels. Speech-in-noise abilities were assessed using the QuickSIN (Killion, Niquette, Gudmundsen, Revit, & Banerjee, 2004) and the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT ( Nilsson, Soli & Sullivan, 1994)).

RESULTS:

All listeners significantly improved key word identification on the HINT after training, albeit only at the most favorable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Listeners also showed a significant reduction in the degree of SNR loss on the QuickSIN after training.

CONCLUSION:

Short-term speech-in-noise training may improve speech-in-noise perception in postlingually deafened adult CI recipients.

PMID:
22744139
DOI:
10.1044/1092-4388(2012/11-0291)
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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