Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

The Influence of Context on Spoken Language Perception and Processing Among Elderly and Hearing Impaired Listeners

Chie H. Craig, Richard. M. Warren, Tricia B. K. Chirillo

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

In real-world speech communication, listener-based factors influence the timing and nature of fluent spoken language understanding. Such human factors might include the listener's knowledge base, language experience and auditory sensitivity. This study examined how aging and diminished hearing sensitivity influence a listener's use of context to perceive and process time-gated monosyllabic words. The results indicate that age, hearing sensitivity, and contextual factors significantly (p. <. .0001) influenced the timing and nature of the spoken word recognition process.

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Bibliographic reference.  Craig, Chie H. / Warren, Richard. M. / Chirillo, Tricia B. K. (1994): "The influence of context on spoken language perception and processing among elderly and hearing impaired listeners", In ICSLP-1994, 1975-1978.