This course describes recent research investigating how visual speech cues help children with typical hearing and children who are hard of hearing to compensate for degraded speech acoustics, such as noisy backgrounds and hearing loss. Information will include a description of the mechanisms that underlie the benefit from visual speech, as well as recent findings regarding how the benefit changes with age and how the benefit differs between children with typical hearing and children who are hard of hearing.
Course created on November 8, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to list and describe four ways that visual speech cues aid in the perception of degraded acoustic speech.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how audiovisual speech enhancement changes with age and differs between children with typical hearing and children who have mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the configuration of hearing loss may impact the degree to which children who are hard of hearing benefit from visual speech cues.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction, audiovisual speech enhancement, underlying mechanisms|
|10-35 Minutes||Typical development of audiovisual speech enhancement|
|35-55 Minutes||Effects of mild to moderately severe pediatric hearing loss on audiovisual speech enhancement|
Kaylah Lalonde, Ph.D., is a research scientist and Director of the Audiovisual Speech Processing Lab in the Center for Hearing Research and the Center for Perception and Communication in Children at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She completed a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University in 2014. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on the ability to use visual cues on a talker’s face to help perceive speech in noisy environments, the development of this ability from infancy to adulthood, and the effects of pediatric hearing loss on said development.
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