The Effects of Hearing Aid Programming on Speech, Prosody and Music Perception in Bimodal Listeners

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Material Information

Title:
The Effects of Hearing Aid Programming on Speech, Prosody and Music Perception in Bimodal Listeners
Physical Description:
1 online resource (147 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Siburt, Hannah Wakley
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Committee Chair:
HOLMES,ALICE E
Committee Co-Chair:
KRICOS,PATRICIA A
Committee Members:
SHRIVASTAV,RAHUL
ANTONELLI,PATRICK J
BEHAR-HORENSTEIN,LINDA SUSAN

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
aid -- bimodal -- cochlear -- cochlearimplant -- hearing -- hearingaid -- implant -- music -- prosody
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Communication Sciences and Disorders thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
The purpose of this double blind study was to investigate the effects of hearing aid programming in bimodal listeners on speech in noise, prosody (emotion) and music perception. Participants were experienced unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients. All participants were being fit with the same power BTE hearing aid (Starkey X-Series Power Plus 110). The hearing aid was programmed using a standard NAL-NL2 fitting method as well as a Low Frequency Program (LFP) and participants were given 3-4 weeks to wear each in their daily lives. The programming was counterbalanced. Objective outcome testing included CNC, BKB-SIN, AzBio, ANL, UW-CAMP, and the Florida Affect Battery. Subjective feedback was obtained via the SSQ during each study session. Effort and difficulty ratings were obtained after each objective test. Results from this study suggest a significant bimodal benefit for individuals with aid able hearing above 1000Hz. Additionally, results suggest a low frequency emphasized program in the hearing aid may be beneficial for music perception and prosody perception. The results of this study will potentially aid in assisting clinicians with recommendations maximizing auditory perception in the non-implanted ear of unilateral cochlear implant users. Results will also provide clinical recommendations for programming a hearing aid in the ear contralateral to the cochlear implant to improve music and prosody perception for the listener. The outcomes of this study will provide a basis for future research in bimodal hearing aid programming and clinical recommendations hearing devices in individuals with severe to profound hearing loss.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Hannah Wakley Siburt.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: HOLMES,ALICE E.
Local:
Co-adviser: KRICOS,PATRICIA A.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

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Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046593:00001