Category: Neuro-Audiology (NA)
This study examined listening effort for speech recognition in adults with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and self-perceived hearing difficulties (HD). Listening effort was measured after a speech-in-noise and a dichotic word recognition task. Results demonstrated significantly greater perceived listening effort for adults with TBI compared to a control group for both speech tasks, despite similar performance. Greater listening effort for adults with TBI suggests that greater cognitive resources are necessary to achieve similar levels of understanding.