Most clinically-employed speech materials for testing hearing impaired individuals are recordings made by adult male talkers. The author examined the possible effect of talker age and gender on the speech perception of children through the use of 1) two speech perception tests, each with four talker types (adult males, adult females, 10-12 year olds, 5-7 year olds), and 2) two groups of pediatric listeners: normal-hearing (NH) and cochlear implant users (CI).
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Speech Perception; Cochlear Implants
Uchanski, Rosalie M.
Levine, Jillian B., "The effect of talker age and gender on speech perception of pediatric cochlear implant users" (2010). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 607. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.