Better-ear glimpsing in hearing-impaired listeners

Virginia Best, Christine R. Mason, Gerald Kidd, Nandini Iyer, Douglas S. Brungart

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Abstract

When competing speech sounds are spatially separated, listeners can make use of the ear with the better target-to-masker ratio. Recent studies showed that listeners with normal hearing are able to efficiently make use of this "better-ear," even when it alternates between left and right ears at different times in different frequency bands, which may contribute to the ability to listen in spatialized speech mixtures. In the present study, better-ear glimpsing in listeners with bilateral sensorineural hearing impairment, who perform poorly in spatialized speech mixtures, was investigated. The results suggest that this deficit is not related to better-ear glimpsing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL213-EL219
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume137
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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