Cognition as a bridge between signal and dialogue: Communication in the hearing impaired and deaf

Jerker Rönnberg*, Jan Andersson, Ulf Andersson, Karina Johansson, Björn Lyxell, Stefan Samuelsson

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    Abstract

    This paper is an overview of the research we have carried out at Linkoping University on cognitive aspects of visual language processing and related communicative forms. In the first section, a cognitive individual difference perspective on speechreading is introduced. In the second, compensatory perceptual mechanisms are discussed on the basis of behavioral and neurophysiological data. The third section addresses further the issue of perceptual versus cognitive compensation, and the fourth and fifth sections apply a set of cognitive tests based on the concept of working memory for poorly specified language input to data on the successes and failures with cochlear implants, tactile aids and hearing aids.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-108
    Number of pages8
    JournalScandinavian Audiology, Supplement
    Volume27
    Issue number49
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

    Keywords

    • Cochlear implants
    • Cognition
    • Compensation
    • Hearing aids
    • Speechreading
    • Tactile aids
    • Working memory

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