After sudden unilateral hearing loss (UHL), single-sided deaf (SSD) listeners are expected gradually to adapt to their UHL through active everyday listening to sounds in the space around them; however, structured training in spatial localization of sound sources can potentially aid in aural rehabilitation for these SSD listeners. This presentation aims to reveal the advantages of such auditory training for SSD listeners (and also listeners with asymmetric hearing loss), particularly when employing a training program designed to attune them to unilateral acoustic cues that can enable them to localize speech sounds under conditions of uncertainty (via blind listening tests).
Course created on July 14, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the unilateral acoustic cues available to single-sided deaf (SSD) listeners that can enable them to localize speech sounds under conditions of uncertainty.
- After this course, participants will be able to delineate the measures typically employed in the quantitative assessment of spatial sound localization performance.
- After this course, participants will be able to summarize the scientific evidence supporting the conclusion that auditory training may aid in the potential recovery of spatial hearing abilities that were degraded after unilateral hearing loss.
|15-25 Minutes||Assessment Methods|
|25-35 Minutes||Acoustic Measures|
|35-45 Minutes||Early Studies|
|45-60 Minutes||Localization Errors|
|60-70 Minutes||Response Biases|
|70-75 Minutes||Localization of Speech by Single-Sided Deaf (SSD) Listeners|
|75-80 Minutes||Training for Single-Sided Deaf (SSD) Listeners|
|80-85 Minutes||Performance Improvement for SSD Listeners|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary and Q&A/Discussion|
After serving as a consultant to Interval Research in the mid 1990s, William Martens held positions as Visiting Researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Aizu (1997–2003). Thereafter, he served as Sound Recording Area Chair for the Schulich School of Music at McGill University (2003–2008). In 2009, he joined the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Sydney, and from 2019, he has held positions as Honorary Associate Professor in both the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University. From September 2021, he has held the position of Senior Research Scientist at the National Acoustic Laboratories.
In lieu of honorarium, a donation has been made to the NAL student internship program.
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