Category: Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Listeners with hearing impairment report elevated levels of effort while trying to understand speech, resulting in adverse psychological consequences. Pupillometry, a measure of pupil dilation, can quantify effort during listening tasks. This study employed pupillometry to investigate contributions of the better- and poorer-performing ear in individuals with bilateral cochlear implants with an asymmetry in speech perception. Preliminary results suggest most participants received an advantage in the bilateral compared to better-ear condition, either in improved speech perception or decreased listening effort.
Emily Burg– Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ruth Litovsky– Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tanvi Thakkar– Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Matt Winn– Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shelly Godar Godar– Sr. Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison