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Cross-modal enhancement of speech detection in young and older adults: does signal content matter?

Authors
  • Tye-Murray, Nancy
  • Spehar, Brent
  • Myerson, Joel
  • Sommers, Mitchell S
  • Hale, Sandra
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ear and Hearing
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
32
Issue
5
Pages
650–655
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31821a4578
PMID: 21478751
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Results of this study suggest that visual signal content affects cross-modal enhancement of speech detection in both young and older adults. They also support a hypothesized age-related deficit in processing low-contrast visual speech stimuli, even in older adults with normal contrast sensitivity.

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