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Effects of signal intensity level and noise-simulated hearing loss on auditory language processing persons with aphasia

Pratt, Sheila and McNeil, Malcom and Roxberg, Jillyn and Ortmann, Amanda and Eberwein, Cynthia and Durrant, John and Szuminsky, Neil and Doyle, Patrick
Effects of signal intensity level and noise-simulated hearing loss on auditory language processing persons with aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

This study assessed the role of presentation level and high-frequency audibility in auditory processing of participants with aphasia (PWA). Performance of PWA was compared to non-brain-injured participants (NBIP) on the Computerized Revised Token Test (C-RTT) at varying signal intensity levels, and under normal and simulated hearing loss conditions. The PWA performed significantly more poorly than the NBIP under both conditions. Maximum performance required significantly higher presentation levels in the simulated hearing loss condition than in quiet; with similar gain and level requirements were observed for both groups. The results will be discussed relative to auditory language processing in PWA.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1893
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.