Cochlear Hearing Loss: Physiological, Psychological and Technical Issues
Since the first edition was published in 1998, considerable advances have been made in the fields of pitch perception and speech perception. In addition, there have been major changes in the way that hearing aids work, and the features they offer. This book will provide an understanding of the changes in perception that take place when a person has cochlear hearing loss so the reader understands not only what does happen, but why it happens. It interrelates physiological and perceptual data and presents both this and basic concepts in an integrated manner. The goal is to convey an understanding of the perceptual changes associated with cochlear hearing loss, of the difficulties faced by the hearing-impaired person, and the limitations of current hearing aids.
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2 Absolute Thresholds
3 Masking Frequency Selectivity and Basilar Membrane Nonlinearity
4 Loudness Perception and Intensity Resolution
5 Temporal Resolution and Temporal Integration
6 Pitch Perception and Frequency Discrimination
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