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ERIC Number: EJ1176511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Fatigue Related to Speech Processing in Children with Hearing Loss: Behavioral, Subjective, and Electrophysiological Measures
Gustafson, Samantha J.; Key, Alexandra P.; Hornsby, Benjamin W. Y.; Bess, Fred H.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v61 n4 p1000-1011 Apr 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine fatigue associated with sustained and effortful speech-processing in children with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Method: We used auditory P300 responses, subjective reports, and behavioral indices (response time, lapses of attention) to measure fatigue resulting from sustained speech-processing demands in 34 children with mild to moderately severe hearing loss (M = 10.03 years, SD = 1.93). Results: Compared to baseline values, children with hearing loss showed increased lapses in attention, longer reaction times, reduced P300 amplitudes, and greater reports of fatigue following the completion of the demanding speech-processing tasks. Conclusions: Similar to children with normal hearing, children with hearing loss demonstrate reductions in attentional processing of speech in noise following sustained speech-processing tasks--a finding consistent with the development of fatigue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A110266; P30HD15052; U54HD083211; UL1TR000445