The Role of Central Auditory and Cognitive Processing Ability in Speech Perception for Elderly Listeners The purpose of this article is to describe the factors that influence speech perception for elderly listeners. Factors included in the review are changes to the peripheral and central auditory system as well as the overall cognitive system with an emphasis on the latter two areas. These factors occur in ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2010
The Role of Central Auditory and Cognitive Processing Ability in Speech Perception for Elderly Listeners
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kathleen M. Cienkowski
    Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Kristin Vasil-Dilaj
    Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2010
The Role of Central Auditory and Cognitive Processing Ability in Speech Perception for Elderly Listeners
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2010, Vol. 14, 30-38. doi:10.1044/hhd14.2.30
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, November 2010, Vol. 14, 30-38. doi:10.1044/hhd14.2.30
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe the factors that influence speech perception for elderly listeners. Factors included in the review are changes to the peripheral and central auditory system as well as the overall cognitive system with an emphasis on the latter two areas. These factors occur in a variety of listening environments and have important implications for evaluation and rehabilitation for older clients. Specifically, the review will investigate if central and cognitive measures account for a significant amount of variance for subjective and objective speech in noise tasks.

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