Measures of Signal Processing in Persons with Sensorineural Hearing Loss below 6 kHz Estimates of threshold, wide- and narrow-band noise masking, frequency and amplitude modulation detection, gap detection, and rate discrimination were obtained from 10 subjects with near-normal hearing at frequencies above 6 kHz, but severe-to-profound hearing losses at lower frequencies. The same measures were obtained from 10 young control subjects with normal ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1988
Measures of Signal Processing in Persons with Sensorineural Hearing Loss below 6 kHz
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Glenis R. Long
    Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, Lousiana State University School of Medicine
  • John K. Cullen, Jr.
    Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory, Lousiana State University School of Medicine
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1988
Measures of Signal Processing in Persons with Sensorineural Hearing Loss below 6 kHz
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1988, Vol. 31, 659-669. doi:10.1044/jshr.3104.659
History: Received September 14, 1987 , Accepted March 21, 1988
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1988, Vol. 31, 659-669. doi:10.1044/jshr.3104.659
History: Received September 14, 1987; Accepted March 21, 1988

Estimates of threshold, wide- and narrow-band noise masking, frequency and amplitude modulation detection, gap detection, and rate discrimination were obtained from 10 subjects with near-normal hearing at frequencies above 6 kHz, but severe-to-profound hearing losses at lower frequencies. The same measures were obtained from 10 young control subjects with normal hearing sensitivity for all frequencies up to 16 kHz. The hearing-impaired subjects were able to process sounds in the region of near-normal hearing sensitivity as well as the unimpaired control subjects. Performance in the low-frequency, impaired region depended on the lowest frequency of near-normal hearing sensitivity.

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