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Speech perception benefits of internet versus conventional telephony for hearing-impaired individuals

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Mantokoudis, Georgios
Dubach, Patrick
Pfiffner, Flurin
Kompis, Martin
Caversaccio, Marco
Published in Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2012, vol. 14, no. 4, p. e102
Abstract Telephone communication is a challenge for many hearing-impaired individuals. One important technical reason for this difficulty is the restricted frequency range (0.3-3.4 kHz) of conventional landline telephones. Internet telephony (voice over Internet protocol [VoIP]) is transmitted with a larger frequency range (0.1-8 kHz) and therefore includes more frequencies relevant to speech perception. According to a recently published, laboratory-based study, the theoretical advantage of ideal VoIP conditions over conventional telephone quality has translated into improved speech perception by hearing-impaired individuals. However, the speech perception benefits of nonideal VoIP network conditions, which may occur in daily life, have not been explored. VoIP use cannot be recommended to hearing-impaired individuals before its potential under more realistic conditions has been examined.
Keywords AdolescentAdultAgedAged80 and overCase-Control StudiesCochlear ImplantsFemaleHearing AidsHearing Loss/physiopathology/psychology/therapyHumansInternetMaleMiddle AgedSpeech PerceptionTelephoneYoung Adult
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PMID: 22805169
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MANTOKOUDIS, Georgios et al. Speech perception benefits of internet versus conventional telephony for hearing-impaired individuals. In: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2012, vol. 14, n° 4, p. e102. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1818 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:118395

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