Analysis of View Angle Used in Speechreading Training of Sentences This study examines the effects of sentence perception across three speaker viewing angles: front view (0°), quarter view (45°), and side view (90°). The performance of a female adult with postlingual hearing loss was measured for accuracy at each angle. The present study used a single-subject, alternating treatment design where ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1995
Analysis of View Angle Used in Speechreading Training of Sentences
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sara L. Bauman
    Indiana State University, Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education, Terre Haute, IN 47809
  • Georgia Hambrecht
    Indiana State University, Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education, Terre Haute, IN 47809
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Research Articles
Research Article   |   November 01, 1995
Analysis of View Angle Used in Speechreading Training of Sentences
American Journal of Audiology, November 1995, Vol. 4, 67-70. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0403.67
History: Received August 18, 1993 , Accepted January 30, 1995
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1995, Vol. 4, 67-70. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0403.67
History: Received August 18, 1993; Accepted January 30, 1995

This study examines the effects of sentence perception across three speaker viewing angles: front view (0°), quarter view (45°), and side view (90°). The performance of a female adult with postlingual hearing loss was measured for accuracy at each angle. The present study used a single-subject, alternating treatment design where three treatment angles were randomly presented in every session. The percentage accuracy levels for each session were compared to determine the most effective treatment viewing angle of the speaker. The results indicated that the side-view angle was most effective, as the percentage gain of improvement was greatest in combination with the consistent upward trend of the data points across treatment sessions. The performance at front-view and quarter-view angles was also successful. The results of this preliminary effort indicate the value of treatment for visual sentence perception at all three angles, including the nontraditionally targeted side view.

Acknowledgments
The authors wish to acknowledge the following individuals for their contributions: Chip Clarke for graphics, Heidi Shantz for coding, and Victoria Keetay for constructive comments and valuable insight.
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