Magnitude Estimation of Loudness III Performance of Selected Hearing Aid Users Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1985
Magnitude Estimation of Loudness III
 
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  • Robert H. Margolis
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1985
Magnitude Estimation of Loudness III
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1985, Vol. 28, 411-420. doi:10.1044/jshr.2803.411
History: Received August 13, 1984 , Accepted April 16, 1985
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1985, Vol. 28, 411-420. doi:10.1044/jshr.2803.411
History: Received August 13, 1984; Accepted April 16, 1985

Aided and unaided loudness functions for narrow-band noise stimuli were obtained from hearing-impaired listeners with a magnitude estimation procedure. A comparison of aided loudness functions with those obtained from normal-hearing subjects suggests that the hearing aids did not restore normal loudness relations among the spectral components of speech stimuli. Instead, aided loudness functions tend to reflect an interaction between the abnormal loudness growth that frequently characterizes sensorineural hearing loss and the saturation characteristics of the hearing aid.

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