Frequency Selectivity and Consonant Intelligibility in Sensorineural Hearing Loss The relations between frequency selectivity and consonant intelligibility were investigated in subjects with sensorineura] hearing loss in an attempt to derive predictive indices. Three matched pairs of subjects with similar audiometric configurations (high-frequency, fiat or low-frequency hearing loss) but significantly different word-intelligibility scores were tested. Characteristics of psychophysical tuning curves ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1985
Frequency Selectivity and Consonant Intelligibility in Sensorineural Hearing Loss
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jill Preminger
    New York League for the Hard of Hearing, New York, NY
  • Terry L. Wiley
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1985
Frequency Selectivity and Consonant Intelligibility in Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1985, Vol. 28, 197-206. doi:10.1044/jshr.2802.197
History: Received April 19, 1984 , Accepted December 19, 1984
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1985, Vol. 28, 197-206. doi:10.1044/jshr.2802.197
History: Received April 19, 1984; Accepted December 19, 1984

The relations between frequency selectivity and consonant intelligibility were investigated in subjects with sensorineura] hearing loss in an attempt to derive predictive indices. Three matched pairs of subjects with similar audiometric configurations (high-frequency, fiat or low-frequency hearing loss) but significantly different word-intelligibility scores were tested. Characteristics of psychophysical tuning curves (PTCs) for high- and low-frequency probes were compared with speech-intelligibility performance for high- and low-frequency consonant-vowel syllables. Frequency-specific relations between PTC characteristics and consonant-intelligibility performance were observed in the subject pairs with high-frequency and fiat sensorineural hearing loss. Corresponding results for the subject pair with low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss were equivocal.

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