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Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage$
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Brian C. J. Moore

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198523307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.001.0001

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Limitations and potentials of hearing aids

Limitations and potentials of hearing aids

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(p.173) 8. Limitations and potentials of hearing aids
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Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage
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Brian C. J. Moore

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0008

This chapter describes the types of signal processing used in hearing aids to compensate for cochlear hearing loss. Topics covered include limitations of conventional hearing aids; general problems with hearing aids; schemes based on compensation for specific auditory deficits such as loudness recruitment and reduced frequency selectivity; schemes based on speech feature enhancement, more general schemes for enhancing signal-to-noise ratio, including directional microphones; and future directions.

Keywords:   compression, automatic gain control, spectral enhancement, directional microphones

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