Examining the relationship between speech recognition and a spectral– temporal test with a mixed group of hearing aid and cochlear implant users

Justin M. Aronoff, Leah Duitsman, Deanna K. Matusik, Senad Hussain, Elise Lippmann

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Abstract

Purpose: Audiology clinics have a need for a nonlinguistic test for assessing speech scores for patients using hearing aids or cochlear implants. One such test, the Spectral-Temporally Modulated Ripple Test Lite for computeRless Measurement (SLRM), has been developed for use in clinics, but it, as well as the related Spectral-Temporally Modulated Ripple Test, has primarily been assessed with cochlear implant users. The main goal of this study was to examine the relationship between SLRM and the Arizona Biomedical Institute Sentence Test (AzBio) for a mixed group of hearing aid and cochlear implant users. Method: Adult hearing aid users and cochlear implant users were tested with SLRM, AzBio in quiet, and AzBio in multitalker babble with a +8 dB signal-to-noise ratio. Results: SLRM scores correlated with both AzBio recognition scores in quiet and in noise. Conclusions: The results indicated that there is a significant relationship between SLRM and AzBio scores when testing a mixed group of cochlear implant and hearing aid users. This suggests that SLRM may be a useful nonlinguistic test for use with individuals with a variety of hearing devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1073-1080
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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