publication . Conference object . 2014

Interaction of Working Memory, Compressor Speed and Background Noise Characteristics

Barbara Ohlenforst; Ewen MacDonald; Pamela Souza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Previous studies have shown that individuals with poor working memory perform worse in speech recognition tests when fast compression release time is applied. However, it is not clear why this effect occurs only when modulations are present in the background noise. This study explored the relationship between working memory capacity, compression release time and characteristics of the background noise. This relationship is important to understand because the majority of everyday listening situations involve modulated noise. The investigation was carried out by testing two groups of older adults with similar degrees of mild-­‐to-­‐moderate sensorineural loss but ...
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