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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418327/auditory-and-cognitive-factors-associated-with-speech-in-noise-complaints-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Eric C Hoover, Pamela E Souza, Frederick J Gallun
BACKGROUND: Auditory complaints following mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) are common, but few studies have addressed the role of auditory temporal processing in speech recognition complaints. PURPOSE: In this study, deficits understanding speech in a background of speech noise following MTBI were evaluated with the goal of comparing the relative contributions of auditory and nonauditory factors. RESEARCH DESIGN: A matched-groups design was used in which a group of listeners with a history of MTBI were compared to a group matched in age and pure-tone thresholds, as well as a control group of young listeners with normal hearing (YNH)...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413698/simultaneous-bilateral-cochlear-implants-developmental-advances-do-not-yet-achieve-normal-cortical-processing
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Vijayalakshmi Easwar, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Michael Deighton, Blake Papsin, Karen Gordon
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation promotes symmetric development of bilateral auditory pathways but binaural hearing remains abnormal. To evaluate whether bilateral cortical processing remains impaired in such children, cortical activity to unilateral and bilateral stimuli was assessed in a unique cohort of 16 children who received bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) simultaneously at 1.97 ± 0.86 years of age and had ~4 years of CI experience, providing the first opportunity to assess electrically driven cortical development in the absence of reorganized asymmetries from sequential implantation...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395561/acoustic-and-perceptual-effects-of-magnifying-interaural-difference-cues-in-a-simulated-binaural-hearing-aid
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Tobias de Taillez, Giso Grimm, Birger Kollmeier, Tobias Neher
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of an algorithm designed to enhance or magnify interaural difference cues on speech signals in noisy, spatially complex conditions using both technical and perceptual measurements. To also investigate the combination of interaural magnification (IM), monaural microphone directionality (DIR), and binaural coherence-based noise reduction (BC). DESIGN: Speech-in-noise stimuli were generated using virtual acoustics. A computational model of binaural hearing was used to analyse the spatial effects of IM...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394906/exploring-binaural-hearing-in-gerbils-meriones-unguiculatus-using-virtual-headphones
#4
Sandra Tolnai, Rainer Beutelmann, Georg M Klump
The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) has become a key species in investigations of the neural processing of sound localization cues in mammals. While its sound localization has been tested extensively under free-field stimulation, many neurophysiological studies use headphones to present signals with binaural localization cues. The gerbil's behavioral sensitivity to binaural cues, however, is unknown for the lack of appropriate stimulation paradigms in awake behaving gerbils. We close this gap in knowledge by mimicking a headphone stimulation; we use free-field loudspeakers and apply cross-talk cancellation techniques to present pure tones with binaural cues via "virtual headphones" to gerbils trained in a sound localization task...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377706/cortical-measures-of-binaural-processing-predict-spatial-release-from-masking-performance
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Melissa A Papesh, Robert L Folmer, Frederick J Gallun
Binaural sensitivity is an important contributor to the ability to understand speech in adverse acoustical environments such as restaurants and other social gatherings. The ability to accurately report on binaural percepts is not commonly measured, however, as extensive training is required before reliable measures can be obtained. Here, we investigated the use of auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) as a rapid physiological indicator of detection of interaural phase differences (IPDs) by assessing cortical responses to 180° IPDs embedded in amplitude-modulated carrier tones...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375876/cochlear-implantation-in-cases-of-unilateral-hearing-loss-initial-localization-abilities
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Margaret T Dillon, Emily Buss, Meredith L Anderson, English R King, Ellen J Deres, Craig A Buchman, Kevin D Brown, Harold C Pillsbury
OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluated early auditory localization abilities of cochlear implant (CI) recipients with normal or near-normal hearing (NH) in the contralateral ear. The goal of the study was to better understand the effect of CI listening experience on localization in this population. DESIGN: Twenty participants with unilateral hearing loss enrolled in a prospective clinical trial assessing outcomes of cochlear implantation (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02203305)...
April 3, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372072/differences-in-the-temporal-course-of-interaural-time-difference-sensitivity-between-acoustic-and-electric-hearing-in-amplitude-modulated-stimuli
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Hongmei Hu, Stephan D Ewert, David McAlpine, Mathias Dietz
Previous studies have shown that normal-hearing (NH) listeners' spatial perception of non-stationary interaural time differences (ITDs) is dominated by the carrier ITD during rising amplitude segments. Here, ITD sensitivity throughout the amplitude-modulation cycle in NH listeners and bilateral cochlear implant (CI) subjects is compared, the latter by means of direct stimulation of a single electrode pair. The data indicate that, while NH listeners are most sensitive to ITDs applied toward the beginning of a modulation cycle at 600 Hz, NH listeners at 200 Hz and especially bilateral CI subjects at 200 pulses per second (pps) are more sensitive to ITDs applied to the modulation maximum...
March 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372056/binaural-pitch-fusion-comparison-of-normal-hearing-and-hearing-impaired-listeners
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Lina A J Reiss, Corey S Shayman, Emily P Walker, Keri O Bennett, Jennifer R Fowler, Curtis L Hartling, Bess Glickman, Michael R Lasarev, Yonghee Oh
Binaural pitch fusion is the fusion of dichotically presented tones that evoke different pitches between the ears. In normal-hearing (NH) listeners, the frequency range over which binaural pitch fusion occurs is usually <0.2 octaves. Recently, broad fusion ranges of 1-4 octaves were demonstrated in bimodal cochlear implant users. In the current study, it was hypothesized that hearing aid (HA) users would also exhibit broad fusion. Fusion ranges were measured in both NH and hearing-impaired (HI) listeners with hearing losses ranging from mild-moderate to severe-profound, and relationships of fusion range with demographic factors and with diplacusis were examined...
March 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358747/binaural-interaction-effects-of-30-50-hz-auditory-steady-state-responses
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Robin Gransier, Astrid van Wieringen, Jan Wouters
OBJECTIVES: Auditory stimuli modulated by modulation frequencies within the 30 to 50 Hz region evoke auditory steady state responses (ASSRs) with high signal to noise ratios in adults, and can be used to determine the frequency-specific hearing thresholds of adults who are unable to give behavioral feedback reliably. To measure ASSRs as efficiently as possible a multiple stimulus paradigm can be used, stimulating both ears simultaneously. The response strength of 30 to 50Hz ASSRs is, however, affected when both ears are stimulated simultaneously...
March 29, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353521/consequences-of-early-conductive-hearing-loss-on-long-term-binaural-processing
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Kelley Graydon, Gary Rance, Richard Dowell, Bram Van Dun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the long-term effects of early conductive hearing loss on binaural processing in school-age children. DESIGN: One hundred and eighteen children participated in the study, 82 children with a documented history of conductive hearing loss associated with otitis media and 36 controls who had documented histories showing no evidence of otitis media or conductive hearing loss. All children were demonstrated to have normal-hearing acuity and middle ear function at the time of assessment...
March 28, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301390/pre-and-postoperative-binaural-unmasking-for-bimodal-cochlear-implant-listeners
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Benjamin M Sheffield, Gerald Schuchman, Joshua G W Bernstein
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implants (CIs) are increasingly recommended to individuals with residual bilateral acoustic hearing. Although new hearing-preserving electrode designs and surgical approaches show great promise, CI recipients are still at risk to lose acoustic hearing in the implanted ear, which could prevent the ability to take advantage of binaural unmasking to aid speech recognition in noise. This study examined the tradeoff between the benefits of a CI for speech understanding in noise and the potential loss of binaural unmasking for CI recipients with some bilateral preoperative acoustic hearing...
March 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301272/speech-recognition-in-bilaterally-cochlear-implanted-adults-in-tokyo-japan
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Yoko Ohta, Atsushi Kawano, Sachie Kawaguchi, Kyoko Shirai, Kiyoaki Tsukahara
INTRODUCTION: The clinical effects of bilateral cochlear implantation (BCI) include binaural summation and better hearing under noise conditions. This study retrospectively examined the utility of BCI compared to unilateral cochlear implantation (CI) in adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigated 34 adults who underwent BCI, comparing speech recognition between BCI and first CI under silent and noise conditions. We assessed correlations between speech recognition after first and second CIs, and between the interval from first to second CI surgery and speech recognition of second CI...
March 16, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288475/cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-congenital-single-sided-deafness
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Jan Peter Thomas, Katrin Neumann, Stefan Dazert, Christiane Voelter
OBJECTIVE: To determine audiological and clinical results of cochlear implantation in children with congenital single sided deafness (SSD), with an emphasis on children implanted before and after 6 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: Twenty one children with congenital SSD who were implanted aged 10 months to 11;3 years. INTERVENTION: Unilateral cochlear implantation...
April 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286233/speech-intelligibility-and-subjective-benefit-in-single-sided-deaf-adults-after-cochlear-implantation
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Mareike Finke, Angelika Strauß-Schier, Eugen Kludt, Andreas Büchner, Angelika Illg
Treatment with cochlear implants (CIs) in single-sided deaf individuals started less than a decade ago. CIs can successfully reduce incapacitating tinnitus on the deaf ear and allow, so some extent, the restoration of binaural hearing. Until now, systematic evaluations of subjective CI benefit in post-lingually single-sided deaf individuals and analyses of speech intelligibility outcome for the CI in isolation have been lacking. For the prospective part of this study, the Bern Benefit in Single-Sided Deafness Questionnaire (BBSS) was administered to 48 single-sided deaf CI users to evaluate the subjectively perceived CI benefit across different listening situations...
May 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269101/detection-of-binaural-interaction-in-free-field-evoked-auditory-brainstem-responses-by-time-scale-representations
#15
Erik Schebsdat, Horst Hessel, Harald Seidler, Daniel J Strauss
The so called β-wave of the binaural interaction component (BIC) in auditory brainstem responses (ABR) has been shown to be an objective measure for binaural interaction (BI). This component is the arithmetical difference between the sum of the monaurally evoked ABRs and the binaurally evoked ABR. Unfortunately, these neural responses are known to be very fragile and as a result the calculated BIC. An additional issue is, that the findings of this measurement are predominantly needed in people with hearing loss who may use hearing devices like hearing aids (HA) or cochlear implants (CI), thus they are not able to use headphones (like in conventional ABR measurements) during the detection of possible BI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269036/assessment-of-frequency-specific-auditory-steady-state-response-using-amplitude-modulation-with-2-order-exponential-envelope
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Pablo Cevallos-Larrea, Thobias Pereira, Wagner Santos, Silvana M Frota, Antonio F Infantosi, Roberto M Ichinose, Carlos Tierra-Criollo
This study investigated the performance of Frequency Specific Auditory Steady-State Response (FS-ASSR) detection elicited by the amplitude modulated tone with 2-order exponential envelope (AM2), using objective response detection (ORD) techniques of Spectral F-Test (SFT) and Magnitude Squared Coherence (MSC). ASSRs from 24 normal hearing adults were obtained during binaural multi-tone stimulation of amplitude-modulation (AM) and AM2 at intensities of 60, 45 and 30 dBSPL. The carrier frequencies were 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz, modulated between 77 and 105 Hz...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253695/characterizing-the-binaural-contribution-to-speech-in-noise-reception-in-elderly-hearing-impaired-listeners
#17
Tobias Neher
To scrutinize the binaural contribution to speech-in-noise reception, four groups of elderly participants with or without audiometric asymmetry <2 kHz and with or without near-normal binaural intelligibility level difference (BILD) completed tests of monaural and binaural phase sensitivity as well as cognitive function. Groups did not differ in age, overall degree of hearing loss, or cognitive function. Analyses revealed an influence of BILD status but not audiometric asymmetry on monaural phase sensitivity, strong correlations between monaural and binaural detection thresholds, and monaural and binaural but not cognitive BILD contributions...
February 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241675/-association-between-single-nucleotide-polymorphismsin-human-heat-shock-protein-70-gene-and-susceptibility-to-noise-induced-hearing-loss
#18
Y H Li, G S Chen, J Jiao, W H Zhou, H Wu, G Z Gu, H L Zhang, Y X Zheng, S F Yu
Objective: To investigate the association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at rs1043618, rs2075800, and rs2763979 in human heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) gene and susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) . Methods: A case-control study was performed, and 5 934 workers exposed to noise in an iron and steel plant in Henan, China, who underwent physical examination from 2006 to 2015, were enrolled as study subjects. According to the criteria of binaural average high - frequency (3000, 4000, and 6000 Hz) hearing threshold≥40 dB (HL) and monauralaverage speech-frequency (500, 1000, 2000 Hz) hearing threshold≥26 dB (HL) on the basis of binauralhigh frequency loss measured by pure tone audiometry, as well as the exclusion of NIHL, a total of 286 workers were enrolled as hearing loss group; after the adjustment for sex, type of work, age (difference≤5 years) , and working years of noise exposure (difference ≤2 years) , 286 workers were enrolled as control group...
December 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241674/-association-between-serum-magnesium-ion-level-and-risk-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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J Jiao, G Z Gu, G S Chen, Y X Zheng, H L Zhang, Q Geng, Y B Cheng, S F Yu
Objective: To investigate the association between serum magnesium ion level and risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) . Methods: Acohort study was performed for 7 445 workers exposed to noise in the steelmaking and steel rolling workshops of an iron and steel enterprise in Henan Province, China. The follow-up time was from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015. The workers with a binaural average high-frequency hearing threshold of ≥40 dB (HL) were enrolled as case group, and those with a binaural average high-frequency hearing threshold of <35 dB (HL) and a binaural average speech frequency of ≤25 dB (HL) were enrolled as control group...
December 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239188/a-framework-for-geometry-acquisition-3-d-printing-simulation-and-measurement-of-head-related-transfer-functions-with-a-focus-on-hearing-assistive-devices
#20
Stine Harder, Rasmus R Paulsen, Martin Larsen, Søren Laugesen, Michael Mihocic, Piotr Majdak
Individual head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) are essential in applications like fitting hearing-assistive devices (HADs) for providing accurate sound localization performance. Individual HRTFs are usually obtained through intricate acoustic measurements. This paper investigates the use of a three-dimensional (3D) head model for acquisition of individual HRTFs. Two aspects were investigated; whether a 3D-printed model can replace measurements on a human listener and whether numerical simulations can replace acoustic measurements...
June 2016: Computer Aided Design
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