The Application of an Adaptive Speech Perception Procedure to Older Listeners This investigation was conducted to examine whether adaptive, up-down, speech perception procedures predicted the level yielding 50% correct response as well for older listeners as for younger listeners. The 50% criterion level for NU6 stimuli was estimated via an adaptive procedure in quiet and in two noise conditions for ten ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1994
The Application of an Adaptive Speech Perception Procedure to Older Listeners
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Julie Vesper Sapp
    The University of Georgia, Athens
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 560 Aderhold Hall, Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Albert R. DeChicchis
    The University of Georgia, Athens
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   November 01, 1994
The Application of an Adaptive Speech Perception Procedure to Older Listeners
American Journal of Audiology, November 1994, Vol. 3, 66-68. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0303.66
History: Received January 2, 1993 , Accepted November 1, 1993
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1994, Vol. 3, 66-68. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0303.66
History: Received January 2, 1993; Accepted November 1, 1993

This investigation was conducted to examine whether adaptive, up-down, speech perception procedures predicted the level yielding 50% correct response as well for older listeners as for younger listeners. The 50% criterion level for NU6 stimuli was estimated via an adaptive procedure in quiet and in two noise conditions for ten older (ages 67–84) and ten younger (ages 20–27) subjects, all with hearing threshold levels < 25 dB HL for the octave frequencies 250–4,000 Hz. Word recognition scores were obtained at the levels estimated by the adaptive procedure. The older group means were closer to 50% in two of the three conditions. No significant group difference was found in the third condition.

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