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Immediate passage comprehension and encoding of information into long-term memory in children with normal hearing : The effect of voice quality and multitalker babble noise

Brännström, K. Jonas LU ; von Lochow, Heike LU ; Åhlander, Viveka Lyberg LU and Sahlén, Birgitta LU (2018) In American Journal of Audiology 27(2). p.231-237
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Purpose: This study examines how voice quality and multitalker babble noise affect immediate passage comprehension and the efficiency of information encoding into long-term memory in children with normal hearing. Method: Eighteen children (mean age = 9 years) with normal hearing participated. Immediate passage comprehension performance and delayed performance (after 5 to 8 days) were assessed for 4 listening conditions: a typical voice in quiet, a typical voice in noise, a dysphonic voice in quiet, and a dysphonic voice in noise. Results: Multitalker babble noise had a significant effect on immediate and delayed performance. This effect was more pronounced for delayed performance. No significant main effect of voice quality was seen on... (More)

Purpose: This study examines how voice quality and multitalker babble noise affect immediate passage comprehension and the efficiency of information encoding into long-term memory in children with normal hearing. Method: Eighteen children (mean age = 9 years) with normal hearing participated. Immediate passage comprehension performance and delayed performance (after 5 to 8 days) were assessed for 4 listening conditions: a typical voice in quiet, a typical voice in noise, a dysphonic voice in quiet, and a dysphonic voice in noise. Results: Multitalker babble noise had a significant effect on immediate and delayed performance. This effect was more pronounced for delayed performance. No significant main effect of voice quality was seen on immediate or delayed performance. Conclusions: Multitalker babble noise impairs immediate passage comprehension and encoding of information into long-term memory for later recall in children with normal hearing. In learning situations where competing speech signals are present, background noise may reduce the prerequisites for optimal learning.

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10.1044/2018_AJA-17-0061
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  author       = {Brännström, K. Jonas and von Lochow, Heike and Åhlander, Viveka Lyberg and Sahlén, Birgitta},
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  series       = {American Journal of Audiology},
  title        = {Immediate passage comprehension and encoding of information into long-term memory in children with normal hearing : The effect of voice quality and multitalker babble noise},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJA-17-0061},
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