High-frequency hearing cues equalize speech recognition between kids and adults
- Department of Speech and Hearing Science
- Brian Monson
- Mary Flaherty
- Pam Hadley
- University of Illinois
- College of Applied Health Sciences
A new publication from SHS Assistant Professors Mary Flaherty and Brian Monson, as well as SHS undergrad, Kelsey Libert, finds that adults and children can understand speech in noisy settings better when they can hear the various components of a talker's voice, including extended high frequencies.
The publication, entitled, "Extended high-frequency hearing and head orientation cues benefit children during speech-in-speech recognition," was published in the journal Hearing Research. Dr. Flaherty was also interviewed by The Academic Times about the study.