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Hearing Study: Sensitivity to Features of Speech Sounds

Research Question:
Can speech sounds be changed to make them more clear to listeners?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
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.

Location: University of Rochester
Study Reference #: RSRB00073346

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher: Laurel Carney

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Laurel H. Carney, PhD
Phone: (585) 276-3948
Email: laurel.carney@rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

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.

Parking:  Free
Reimbursement:  Yes

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