Hearing Study: Sensitivity to Features of Speech SoundsResearch Question:
Can speech sounds be changed to make them more clear to listeners?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: University of Rochester
The purpose of this study is to better understand the sensitivity of listeners to
the fast changes in frequency or amplitude of sounds that occur in speech. The investigators
are studying ways to manipulate these aspects of sounds in an effort to make speech
sounds more clear.
We are recruiting listeners age 18 to 80, with either normal hearing or hearing loss.
Listeners with hearing loss must similar hearing loss in both ears that is sensorineural
in nature and mild or moderate in severity. All listeners will have their hearing
tested at the beginning of the study.
Study Reference #: RSRB00073346
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Lead Researcher: Laurel Carney
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Laurel H. Carney, PhD
Phone: (585) 276-3948
Additional Study Details
Participants will have a full hearing test at the beginning of the study. In regular
sessions, listeners will sit in a sound-proof booth, listen to different types and
sounds, and respond to questions using a computer mouse or keyboard.
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