Tag: speech intelligibility



Neural Encoding of the Stimulus Envelope Facilitated by Widex ZeroDelay Technology

Research suggests that listeners rely on stimulus envelope cues for robust speech comprehension in both quiet and noisy conditions. This study compares three premium hearing aids, including Widex MOMENT hearing aids with ZeroDelay™ technology, relative to how they might affect the central auditory system’s ability to encode the temporal envelope of the input sounds—and therefore possibly distort the quality of the temporal envelope code available for higher-level auditory processing.

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When One Size Does Not Fit All: Special Hearing Solutions for Special Occasions

Hearing aids continue to offer special programs for special listening needs. But just how good are these programs, and what types of preferences do hearing aid wearers have when using them? This study compares two special programs with the Universal program in Widex EVOKE hearing aids. Along with some revealing insights into fitting individual patients, the results demonstrated that both special programs performed the job they were designed to do, and the overall study shows the potential benefits of providing special programs for special listening situations and individual preferences.

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University of Sydney and Cochlear Limited Study Speech Comprehension in Cochlear Implant Recipients

In the study, recently published in “Ear and Hearing,” experts have found a correlation between a computer model and the speech intelligibility in implant recipients. This might mean that by improving the performance of the model, the performance of individuals with cochlear implants may benefit in ways that have never before been explored.

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‘NPR’ Profiles Research of Brain Mechanisms Involved in Processing Speech in Noisy Environments

An ongoing study at the Science of Music, Auditory Research, and Technology Lab—SMART Lab—at Ryerson University in Toronto, is exposing older adults to music—both through listening and participation in a choir—and then testing to see if these experiences change the way their brains process speech in noisy environments, according to an ‘NPR’ article.

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