Understanding the Speech-Understanding Problems of Older Adults Purpose The purpose of this article was to review recent research from our laboratory on the speech-understanding problems of older adults. Method The method involved a narrative review of previously reported data from our laboratory. Conclusion To date, the results from most of our studies have ... Research Forum
Research Forum  |   December 01, 2013
Understanding the Speech-Understanding Problems of Older Adults
 
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  • Larry E. Humes
    Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
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  • Correspondence to Larry Humes: humes@indiana.edu
  • Associate Editor: Judy Dubno
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  • Editor: Craig Champlin
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Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Research Forum
Research Forum   |   December 01, 2013
Understanding the Speech-Understanding Problems of Older Adults
American Journal of Audiology, December 2013, Vol. 22, 303-305. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0066)
History: Received November 20, 2012 , Revised March 22, 2013 , Accepted April 7, 2013
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2013, Vol. 22, 303-305. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2013/12-0066)
History: Received November 20, 2012; Revised March 22, 2013; Accepted April 7, 2013
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Purpose The purpose of this article was to review recent research from our laboratory on the speech-understanding problems of older adults.

Method The method involved a narrative review of previously reported data from our laboratory.

Conclusion To date, the results from most of our studies have indicated that peripheral and cognitive factors are the primary contributors to the speech-understanding problems of older adults, with the relative mix of these 2 factors changing for unaided (primarily peripheral) and aided (primarily cognitive) listening conditions.

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