Project 5 - CASPER: The Development of Auditory Self-Training Materials
Arthur Boothroyd, Ph.D. - San Diego
Purpose of Study
Development of computer-based self-instructional software to speed and optimize adaptation to changed hearing in adults with acquired hearing loss.
Software presents story material one sentence at a time. User repeats before seeing text and clicking on words correct. Task difficulty is controlled by selecting: noise level, talker speed, and/or the number of words revealed before a sentence is heard. Performance is logged in terms of percent words correct in 100 words and speed in words per minute. Additional performance data can be collected with sets of topic-related sentences (CUNY material), and isolated monosyllables (AB word lists). These data also provide information on generalization to new talkers and new materials.
Version 5.0 of the software is completed and is available for evaluation of: a) acceptability, ease of delivery, ease of use, perceived value, etc., by adults with hearing loss; b) self-assessed and actual changes in auditory speech-perception performance, and the nature, correlates, and predictors of such changes.
Recent Publications and/or Presentations
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - (619) 550-8951
The student project listed above was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Boothroyd and employed a beta version of the AudioCasper software. Its purpose was to acquire normative data on performance as a function of signal-to-noise ratio.