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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

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 with either normal hearing or hearing loss. All listeners will have their hearing tested at the beginning of the study.

Location: University of Rochester
Study Reference #: 73346

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Laurel Carney

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Laurel H. Carney, PhD
Phone: (585) 275-3435

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
Participants will have a hearing test at the beginning of the study. In regular test sessions, listeners will sit in a sound-proof booth, listen to different types of sounds, and respond to questions using a computer mouse or keyboard.

Parking:  Free
Reimbursement:  Yes

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