A preliminary study of the effects of cochlear implants on the production of sibilants

Title:
A preliminary study of the effects of cochlear implants on the production of sibilants
Creator:
Matthies, Melanie L. (Author)
Svirsky, Mario A. (Author)
Lane, Harlan L. (Author)
Perkell, Joseph S. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Acoustical Society of America, September 01, 1994
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
The potential influence of auditory information in the production of /s/ and /ʃ/ was explored for postlingually deafened adults with four-channel Ineraid cochlear implants. Analyses of the spectra of the sibilant sounds were compared for speech obtained prior to implant activation, after early implant use and after 6 months of use. In addition, the output of the Ineraid device (measured at each of the four electrodes) was analyzed with pre- and postactivation speech samples to explore whether the speech production changes were potentially audible to the cochlear-implant user. Results indicated that subjects who showed abnormally low or incorrect contrast between /s/ and /ʃ/ preactivation, and who received significant auditory benefit from their implants were able to increase the distinctiveness of their productions of the two speech sounds.
Comments:
The following article appeared in J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 96, Issue 3, pp. 1367-1373 (September 1994) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.410281
Subjects and keywords:
Cochlear implants
Speech
Hearing
speech production
hearing impairment
cochlea
hearing aids
sibilants
auditory feedback
Psychology
Speech and Hearing Science
Permanent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000872

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