“Mild-Gain Hearing Aids as a Treatment for Adults with Self-Reported Hearing Difficulties” by Christina Roup (Lab PI), Emily Post (Lab Alum), and Jessi Lewis (current AuD student) is now available as an e-publication online with the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. The data presented in this investigation are the first to describe the benefits of mild-gain amplification for adults with traditionally normal hearing (i.e., normal pure tone thresholds), yet self-reported hearing difficulties and speech-in-noise deficits.
“The Effect of Lexical Content on Dichotic Speech Recognition in Older Adults” by Ursula Findlen (Lab Alum) and Christina Roup (Lab PI) was published in the January 2016 Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. The data presented in this paper is an extension of Ursula’s doctoral dissertation exploring the impact of lexical content on auditory processing abilities in older adults.
Welcome to the Speech Recognition & Aging Laboratory!
Research projects in the lab focus on speech understanding deficits among aging, hearing-impaired individuals. We are especially interested in the growing body of evidence that suggests older adults have difficulty processing binaural information (i.e., binaural interference). The goal of this line of research is to aid in defining an audiologic profile of older adults that exhibit binaural processing deficits. Results from this are of research are relevant to the clinical practice of audiology since a decline in binaural processing has been associated with a lack of benefit from binaural amplification, a common strategy for treatment of hearing loss among older adults.