Research Mentor(s)

Diedesch, Anna

Description

This study tested the viability of Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) to the screening of complex auditory processing ability in clinical populations. Previously, this had been accomplished for a large dataset of normal hearing listeners. (Lelo de Larrea-Mancera et al., 2020). PART allows researchers to conduct psychoacoustical testing on consumer tablets. Two groups of participants were recruited: nine young normal-hearing individuals (NH) and eight mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing-impaired (HI) individuals. Each participant completed a battery of psychoacoustic tests assessed using PART administered on an iPad. Data were recorded and analyzed to evaluate group differences. Results showed significant differences for the 2 kHz Notch Noise (Mask 400), Dichotic Frequency Modulation (FM), and Co-located Spatial Release from Masking (SRM) tests. These findings suggest that it is feasible to evaluate psychoacoustical tests using PART on a population with mild-to-moderate HI, and the portability of PART has potential value for future clinical audiology practice and research.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-5-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2020 12:00 AM

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Keywords

psychoacoustic testing, audiology, auditory processing, portable device, hearing-impaired population

Comments

https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwu_honors/387

Click this link to the author's Senior Honors Project.

Bock PART-presentation_With_Recording.ppsx (26759 kB)
Oral Presentation of Poster

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Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Feasibility of Psychoacoustic Testing on Hearing-Impaired Individuals with a Portable Device

This study tested the viability of Portable Automated Rapid Testing (PART) to the screening of complex auditory processing ability in clinical populations. Previously, this had been accomplished for a large dataset of normal hearing listeners. (Lelo de Larrea-Mancera et al., 2020). PART allows researchers to conduct psychoacoustical testing on consumer tablets. Two groups of participants were recruited: nine young normal-hearing individuals (NH) and eight mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing-impaired (HI) individuals. Each participant completed a battery of psychoacoustic tests assessed using PART administered on an iPad. Data were recorded and analyzed to evaluate group differences. Results showed significant differences for the 2 kHz Notch Noise (Mask 400), Dichotic Frequency Modulation (FM), and Co-located Spatial Release from Masking (SRM) tests. These findings suggest that it is feasible to evaluate psychoacoustical tests using PART on a population with mild-to-moderate HI, and the portability of PART has potential value for future clinical audiology practice and research.

 

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