Speech recognition in young and elderly normal-hearing listeners in a closed response test

Torben Poulsen, Gittc Keidser

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Speech recogmtion for young and elderly normal-hearing listeners in a closed response test. Poulsen, T. and Keidser, G. (Acoustics Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark. Lyngby. Denmark). Stand Audiol 1991; 20: 245-249. Speech recognition has been measured in a group of elderly (age range 55-70 years) subjects with normal hearing. The results from this group were compared with the results from a young, normal-hearing group (age 19-36 years). The two groups were matched as regards education, occupation and dialect. The test material used was a four-alternative closed-response speech lest composed of monosyllabic words. Each word was presented in a carrier sentence and masked by a speech-spectrum shaped modulated background noise. No significant difference was found between the speech recognition in the two groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Audiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes



  • age. normal-hearing
  • speech discrimination
  • speech intelligibility
  • speech understanding
  • word recognition

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