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Title: Audio-visual integration in cochlear implant listeners and the effect of age difference
Authors: Zhou, Xin
Innes-Brown, Hamish
McKay, Colette
Issue Date: Dec-2019
Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
Citation: Zhou, X., H. Innes-Brown, and C. McKay. 2019. Audio-visual integration in cochlear implant listeners and the effect of age difference. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 146(6): 4144-4154.
Abstract: This study aimed to investigate differences in audio-visual (AV) integration between cochlear implant (CI) listeners and normal-hearing (NH) adults. A secondary aim was to investigate the effect of age differences by examining AV integration in groups of older and younger NH adults. Seventeen CI listeners, 13 similarly aged NH adults, and 16 younger NH adults were recruited. Two speech identification experiments were conducted to evaluate AV integration of speech cues. In the first experiment, reaction times in audio-alone (A-alone), visual-alone (V-alone), and AV conditions were measured during a speeded task in which participants were asked to identify a target sound /aSa/ among 11 alternatives. A race model was applied to evaluate AV integration. In the second experiment, identification accuracies were measured using a closed set of consonants and an open set of consonant-nucleus-consonant words. The authors quantified AV integration using a combination of a probability model and a cue integration model (which model participants' AV accuracy by assuming no or optimal integration, respectively). The results found that experienced CI listeners showed no better AV integration than their similarly aged NH adults. Further, there was no significant difference in AV integration between the younger and older NH adults
URI: http://repository.bionicsinstitute.org:8080/handle/123456789/374
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