A Review of the Effects of Bilingualism on Speech Recognition Performance The growth of the Hispanic population in the United States is resulting in a higher number of bilingual patients seen in audiology clinics. Clinicians should be aware of the effects of bilingualism on speech audiometry measures in order to provide services that are sensitive to the specific needs of the ... Article
Article  |   February 01, 2009
A Review of the Effects of Bilingualism on Speech Recognition Performance
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  • Mitzarie A. Carlo
    School of Health Professions, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Articles
Article   |   February 01, 2009
A Review of the Effects of Bilingualism on Speech Recognition Performance
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, February 2009, Vol. 13, 14-20. doi:10.1044/hhd13.1.14
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, February 2009, Vol. 13, 14-20. doi:10.1044/hhd13.1.14
Abstract

The growth of the Hispanic population in the United States is resulting in a higher number of bilingual patients seen in audiology clinics. Clinicians should be aware of the effects of bilingualism on speech audiometry measures in order to provide services that are sensitive to the specific needs of the bilingual population. Bilingual listeners have been shown to have speech recognition disadvantages when listening in their second language under degraded listening environments. The effects of bilingualism on speech recognition performance in the first language are still under investigation.

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