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The Perception of Emotional Prosody by Listeners with Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants, presented in partnership with American Auditory Society

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1.  How is voice pitch coded in normal hearing listeners?
  1. Sound changes in time
  2. Frequency of the voice fundamental component
  3. dB SPL
  4. Harmonic structure
2.  What is a dominant acoustic cue for vocal emotion?
  1. Talker's speaking rate
  2. Loudness
  3. Voice pitch
  4. Amplitude waveform
3.  Why are emotions hard to decipher for cochlear implant users?
  1. Because sounds are too soft
  2. Because they have poor high frequency hearing
  3. Because voice pitch is not coded by the device
  4. Because the speech sounds noisy
4.  How does a child's development change the way they hear vocal emotions with cochlear implants?
  1. Age does not affect performance
  2. Children improve as they age
  3. Children decline as they age
  4. None of the above
5.  How well do children with cochlear implants produce vocal emotions in their speech?
  1. Similar to normal hearing children
  2. Worse than normal hearing children
  3. Production varies based on their hearing
  4. Depends on their socio-economic status
6.  How do listeners with cochlear implants perform in a voice pitch discrimination task?
  1. Similar to listeners with hearing loss who use hearing aids
  2. Similar to normal hearing listeners
  3. Depends on who the speaker
  4. Worse than listeners with normal hearing
7.  What is noise-vocoded speech?
  1. It is a kind of noise
  2. It is a way to simulate hearing loss
  3. It is a kind of speech processing for cochlear implants
  4. It is a way to simulate cochlear implant processing
8.  How do older normal hearing listeners perform in vocal emotion recognition?
  1. Similar to younger normal hearing listeners
  2. Worse than younger normal hearing listeners
  3. Depends on the language
  4. Depends on how well they perceive speech in general
9.  Does hearing loss interact with age-related changes in vocal emotion recognition?
  1. No: the effects are independent
  2. Yes: the worse the hearing loss, the worse the aging effects
  3. Depends on the person's vocabulary
  4. Yes: younger people show more significant effects of hearing loss
10.  Do hearing aids and cochlear implants provide similar voice pitch and vocal emotion information?
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Quite similar, but not entirely
  4. Somewhat different, but related

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