ERIC Number: ED034365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Selected Aspects of Hearing to Speech Disorders. Final Report.
Mahaffey, Robert B.
To determine if a relationship exists between temporal patterns of hearing and temporal patterns of speech, and between personality and temporal patterns of speech and hearing, normally hearing subjects were measured on the following: Critical Fusion Frequency, tone burst durations, fusion over silent intervals, interrupted speech, interrupted synthetic sentences, interrupted numbers, paired comparisons of tone burst durations, and the Eysenck Personality Inventory. Results indicated that the longer the phonation time and pause time of speech, the longer the integration time of hearing. It was suggested that the time involved in hearing affects the ease with which a person processes another's speech. Phonation time and pause time were thought to be related to the ability of the auditory system to bridge silent intervals. The left ear appeared to be more sensitive to speech timing than the right ear. Significant correlations existed between personality measure and timing measures of speech and hearing, but data did not indicate whether personality measures dictated the speech and hearing measures. (JM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.