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Second Biennial Hearing Aid Research and Development Conference

September 22-24, 1997
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Conference Abstracts

No. Title Name/Organization Comments
1 Speech Enhancing Techniques for Young and Elderly Listeners
Sandra Gordon-Salant, University of Maryland
Poster
2 Oticon's JUMP-1 Scheme: Offering a Flexible Digital Hearing Aid For Open Research
Graham Naylor, Oticon
Poster
3 Psychophysical Investigations on the Auditory Segregation of Simultaneous Vowels: Where Hearing Aids do not (yet) help
Pierre L. Divenyi, DVA Medical Center
Slide
4 Clinical Trial of a Dual-Microphone ITE Hearing Aid
Michael Valente, Washington University School of Medicine
Slide
5 The Development of a New Fitting Procedure for Compression Amplification Based on Subjective Judgments
Jill E. Preminger, The Lexington Center
Poster
6 Predicting Subjective Sound Quality Ratings from Objective Measures
Catherine V. Palmer, University of Pittsburgh
Poster
7 Development of a Monosyllabic Word Intensity Importance Function
Gerald Studebaker, The University of Memphis
Poster
8 Cochlear Signal Processing for Compression and Gain Control Extends Dynamic Range and Preserves Temporal Modulation
Julius Goldstein, Washington University
Poster
9 Development of a Hearing-Aid Database
Tatsuo Nakagawa, National Institute of Special Education
Poster
10 Subjective Judgments of Clarity and Intelligibility for Filtered Stimuli with Equivalent Speech Intelligibility Index Predictions
Laurie S. Eisenberg, House Ear Institute
Poster
11 Reducing the Dynamic Range of Speech by High-Frequency Emphasis and Syllabic Compression
Arthur Boothroyd, City University of New York
Poster
12 Hearing Problems of the Elderly Hearing Aid User
Arthur Boothroyd, City University of New York
Poster
13 Simulation of Reduced Dynamic Range with Recruitment of Loudness
Arthur Boothroyd, City University of New York
Slide
14

Classroom Experiments on FM Amplification
Arthur Boothroyd, City University of New York

Poster
15 Semi-Implantable Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid for Patients with Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Stefan Stenfelt, Chalmers University of Technology
Poster
16 Development of a Digital Hearing Aid with Frequency Compression Processing Based on the PARCOR Analysis-Synthesis Technique
Shin-ichi Sakamoto, Rion Co., Ltd.
Poster
17 Evaluation of NU 6 Lists 3 and 4 in Multitalker Babble for Subjects with Normal Hearing and Hearing Impairment Tested at 2.5 and 5 Db Steps
Colleen M. Noe, James H. Quillen, VA Medical Center
Poster
18 Further Studies in High-Frequency Amplification
Christopher W. Turner, University of Iowa
Slide
19 Predicting Hearing Aid Benefit as Measured by HHIE-S and APHAB
Harvey Abrams, VA Medical Center
Poster
20 Recommended Parameter Settings for a Two Channel Compression Hearing Aid By Hearing Loss Slope
Donald Hayes, Sunnybrook Health Science Center
Poster
21 A General Approach for Improving Efficiency of Hearing Aid Evaluation
Harry Levitt, Graduate School, City University of New York
Slide
22 Sinewave Modelling of Speech for Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Listeners
Harry Levitt, Graduate School, City University of New York
Poster
23 Acclimatization to Hearing Aids
Arlene C. Neuman, Graduate School, City University of New York
Poster
24 Field Trial Evaluations of Switched Directional/ Directional ITE Hearing Instrument
David A. Preves, Micro-tech
Poster
25 Understanding Speech Understanding
Christine M. Rankovic, Northeastern University
Slide
26 Estimating Articulation Scores
Christine M. Rankovic, Northeastern University
Poster
27 Is Prediction of Minimum Necessary Input and Maximum Permissible Output Levels Possible Based on Thresholds Using SPLs Calibrated for Individual Ears?
Vishakha W. Rawool, Bloomsburg University
Poster
28 Quantitative and Qualitative Perpetual Measures for Digital Hearing Aids
Teri Hamill, Lovelace Health System
Poster
29 Components of Hearing Aid Benefit Over Time
Amy Horowitz, University of South Carolina
Poster
30 Implantable Hearing Aid Issues: Optimizing the Position and Force of a Piezoelectric Malleus Sensor
Iain L. Grant, Ohio State University
Poster
31 Enhancement of Speech Intelligibility via Compensatory Filtering of Modulation Spectrum
Steven Greenburg, University of California, Berkeley
Slide
32 The Impact of Restoring Normal Loudness Growth on Speech Understanding as a Function of Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Input Level
Catherine Palmer, University of Pittsburgh
Poster
33 The Use of Multiple Memory Programmable Hearing Aid Technology in Children
Laurel A. Christensen, LSU Medical Center
Poster
34 Clinical Evaluation of Three Different Loudness Scaling Protocols
Ole Dyrlund, GN Davavox
Slide
35 High Powered Zinc Air Batteries for Hearing Aid Circuits
Andrew Ward, RayoVac Corporation
Poster
36 Restoring Normal Loudness Perception as a Function of Fitting Protocol and Technology
Michael Valente, Washington School of Medicine
Poster
37 Properties of Naturally Produced Clear Speech at Normal Speaking Rates
Jean C. Krause, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Poster
38 Development of Aids to Speechreading Based on Automatic Production of Cued Speech
Louis D. Braida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Slide
39 Program of Hearing Aid Device Development II. Algorithms
Julie E. Greenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Slide
40 Dual-Microphone BTE's Allow Interesting Performance Options
William M. Rabinowitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Poster
41 Simulation of the Effects of Abnormal Loudness Growth and Reduced Frequency Selectivity
Louis D. Braida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Poster
42 A Comparison of Two Methods that Estimate How Listeners Use Various Frequency Regions of Speech
Karen Doherty, Syracuse University
Poster
43 A Binaurally-Based Auditory Processor Effectively Extracts Speech in the Presence of Multiple Competing Sounds
Chen Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Poster
44 Real-Time Digital Look Ahead Multichannel Compression (MCC) Hearing Aid
E. William Yund, Veterans Administration/National Center for Health Care Statistics
Poster
45 Development of the Listening Inventory for Education
Joseph Smaldino, University of Northern Iowa
Poster
46 Psychoacoustic Based Hearing-Aid Fitting with Complex Acoustic Signals
Ing. Jorg Haubold, GEERS Hearing Instruments
Poster
47 The Effects of Message Competition and Reverberation on a Binaural Speech Recognition Task
Kim S. Abouchacra, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Poster
48 Principle Components Analysis of LOOB Data
Brent W. Edwards, ReSound Corp.
Slide
49 Influence of Masker Phase Structure on Speech Recognition and Tone Detection by Normal-hearing and Hearing-impaired Listeners
Van Summers, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Poster
50 Speech Intelligibility Enhancement Using Digital Signal Processing
Michael Thompson, University of Texas-PanAm
Slide
51 Effects of Flat and Frequency-shaped Amplification on Neural Measures of Vowel Discriminability in Hearing-impaired Cats
R.L. Miller, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Slide
52 Speech Intelligibility and Localization in a Complex Environment: Relationship to Binaural Hearing
Monica Hawley, Boston University
Poster
53 Temporal Integration of Loudness in Listeners with Normal Hearing and Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Soren Buus, Northeastern University
Slide
54 User Benefit Derived from Multiband Listening Range Expansion Amplification
Brian E. Walden, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Slide
55 Long-Term vs Short-Term User Benefit Derived from a Multiband Full Dynamic Range Compression Personal Amplification System
Rauna K. Surr, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Poster
56 Hearing Impaired Listeners' Auditory and Audiovisual Word Recognition Speed: Effects of Audiological Factors
Philip F. Seitz, Walter Reed Army Medical Cenrter
Poster
57 Association Among Measures of Hearing-Aid Outcome
Larry E. Humes, Indiana University
Poster
58 Application of the Aided Audibility Index to Understanding of Compressed Speech
Pamela Souza, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
Poster
59 Consumer Satisfaction with DSP Hearing Aids
Craig W. Newman, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Poster
60 Consumer Satisfaction with an Advanced Signal Processing Hearing Aid: Three Years Later
Sharon Sandridge, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Poster
61 Differences in Consonant Recognition Abilities Among Listeners with Similar Hearing Loss
Peggy Nelson, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Poster
62 Speech Recognition in Amplititude-modulated Noise: Effects of Hearing Loss, Simulated Loss, and Amplification
Jodi A. Cook, Arizona State University
Poster
63 Acute Spiral Ganglion Lesions Alter Tonotopic Organization Butno CF Thresholds in the Cat Inferior Colliculus
D.G. Sinex, Arizona State University
Poster
64 C-Fos Gene Expression and Sounds Adaption in Rat Cochlear Nuclei
D.E. Hillman, New York University Medical Center
Poster
65 Wavelet-based Noise Reduction for Speech Enhancement in Digital Hearing Aids
Nathaniel A. Whitmal, III, Northwestern University
Poster
66 U-Titer: A New Tool for Measuring Preferences for Hearing
Jay F. Picirillo, Washington University School of Medicine
Slide
67 Binaural Advantage for Speech in Noise With and Without Hearing Aids
Dianne J. Van Tasell, Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
Slide
68 Effects of Quinine-Induced, Mild, Cochlear Hearing Loss on Tone Thresholds in Intensity-Modulated Noise
Ann-Catherine Lindblad, Karolinska Institutet
Slide
69 Nonlinear Distortion Measure for Hearing Aids with Speech as Input Signal
Ake Olofsson, Karolinska Institutet
Slide
70 Three-Dimensional Changes in the Human Ear Canal
Bob Oliviera, Hearing Components, Inc.
Poster
71 Speech Recognition in Listeners with Impaired Hearing: Effects of Listening Paradigm
Joan M. Besing, University of South Alabama
Poster
72 Perpetual Effects of Amplitude Compression
Neal Viemeister, University of Minnesota
Slide
73 Activation of the Ascending Pathways of the Cochlear Nuclei
Donata Oertel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Slide
74 Evaluation of Audibility Model Using Clinical Patients
Zezhang Hou, ReSound Corporation
Poster
75 Fluctuation-Based Algorithm for Improving Speech Recognition in Noise
Margaret Mortz, University of Denver
Slide
76 Long Term Health Consequences of Hearing Aid Utilization
Carl C. Crandell, University of Florida
Slide
77 Comparisons of Percent Intelligibility and Adaptive Thresholds in Noise and Impaired Intelligibility
Michael J. Nilsson, House Ear Institute
Poster
78 Computer-Aided Simulation of Hearing Aids: An Application to Feedback Cancellation
Sigrid D. Soli, House Ear Institute
Poster
79 Multi-Microphone Directional Hearing Aid Using Hybrid Adaptive Beamforming: Simulation Results and Plans for Real-World Testing
Gary L. Gibian, Planning Systems, Inc.
Poster
80 Considerations for the Development and Fitting of Hearing Aids for Auditory-Visual Communications
Ken Grant, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Slide
81 Estimation of Loudness Growth Using Thresholds and LDLs
Mary E. Meskan, Beltone Electronics Corp.
Poster
82 Measurements Vs. Prediction of Loudness Growth Functions for the Selection of Hearing Aid Characteristics
Timothy D. Trine, Vanderbilt University
Poster
83 Equal SPL and Equal SL in Binaural Hearing Aid Fittings
Helen J. Simon, Smith-Kettewell Eye Research Institute
Poster
84 A Filterbank-based Digital Multichannel Compression Hearing Aid
Robert Brennan, Unitron Industries, Ltd.
Poster
85 A Digital Multichannel Hearing Aid
Todd Schneider, Unitron Industries, Ltd.
Poster
86 Listening Comfort of Real and Artificial Hearing Aid Processed Speech
Niek J. Versfeld, University Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Slide
87 Speech Intelligibility After Multiband Compression Interpreted in Terms of the Transfer of Spectrotemporal Modulations
Joost M. Festen, University Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Poster
88 Open Digital Platform - A New Tool for Hearing Rehabilitation Research
Nikolai Bisgaard, ReSound Corporation
Poster

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