Search for dissertations about: "listening effort"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words listening effort.

  1. 1. Assessing cognitive spare capacity as a measure of listening effort using the Auditory Inference Span Test

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Niklas Rönnberg; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Listening effort; Cognitive spare capacity; Speech-in-noise; Cognition; Working memory; Updating; Hearing impairment;

    Abstract : Hearing loss has a negative effect on the daily life of 10-15% of the world’s population. One of the most common ways to treat a hearing loss is to fit hearing aids which increases audibility by providing amplification. Hearing aids thus improve speech reception in quiet, but listening in noise is nevertheless often difficult and stressful. READ MORE

  2. 2. Speech masking speech in everyday communication The role of inhibitory control and working memory capacity

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Victoria Stenbäck; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Hearing impairment; normal hearing; age; speech-in-noise; working memory; inhibitory control; listening effort; Hörselnedsättning; normal hörsel; ålder; tal-i-brus; arbetsminne; inhibitionskontroll; lyssningansträngning;

    Abstract : Age affects hearing and cognitive abilities. Older people, with and without hearing impairment (HI), exhibit difficulties in hearing speech in noise. READ MORE

  3. 3. Communication acoustics in classroom environments on the use of assistive listening devices

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Johan Odelius; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Teknisk akustik; Engineering Acoustics;

    Abstract : Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are used in classrooms to assist communication for students with hearing loss. An ALD, a system of external microphones, transmits sound directly to the students' hearing aids. The signal is coupled to the hearing aid using a radio frequency (FM) or an induction loop (IL) system. READ MORE

  4. 4. Room acoustics and cognitive load when listening to speech

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Robert Ljung; Luleå tekniska universitet.; Högskolan i Gävle.; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Engineering Psychology; Teknisk psykologi;

    Abstract : The present thesis investigated the effects of background noise or a long reverberation time in learning situations. All studies used spoken texts that were presented above the speech intelligibility threshold, but were degraded enough to make listening more effortful. READ MORE

  5. 5. Communication quality a conceptual approach focusing on classroom assistive listening devices

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Johan Odelius; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Teknisk akustik; Engineering Acoustics;

    Abstract : In a classroom an assistive listening device (ALD) is a system of external microphones that transmit sound from a sound source directly to students' hearing aids. An ALD can be a microphone close to the mouth which transmits a voice directly to listeners' hearing aids. READ MORE