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The emergence of cognitive hearing science.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Oto-Rhiono-Laryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Technical Audiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of ENT - Head and Neck Surgery UHL.
University of Toronto.
2009 (English)In: Scandinavian journal of psychology, ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 50, no 5, 371-384 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cognitive Hearing Science or Auditory Cognitive Science is an emerging field of interdisciplinary research concerning the interactions between hearing and cognition. It follows a trend over the last half century for interdisciplinary fields to develop, beginning with Neuroscience, then Cognitive Science, then Cognitive Neuroscience, and then Cognitive Vision Science. A common theme is that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary to understand complex human behaviors, to develop technologies incorporating knowledge of these behaviors, and to find solutions for individuals with impairments that undermine typical behaviors. Accordingly, researchers in traditional academic disciplines, such as Psychology, Physiology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Sociology benefit from collaborations with each other, and with researchers in Computer Science and Engineering working on the design of technologies, and with health professionals working with individuals who have impairments. The factors that triggered the emergence of Cognitive Hearing Science include the maturation of the component disciplines of Hearing Science and Cognitive Science, new opportunities to use complex digital signal-processing to design technologies suited to performance in challenging everyday environments, and increasing social imperatives to help people whose communication problems span hearing and cognition. Cognitive Hearing Science is illustrated in research on three general topics: (1) language processing in challenging listening conditions; (2) use of auditory communication technologies or the visual modality to boost performance; (3) changes in performance with development, aging, and rehabilitative training. Future directions for modeling and the translation of research into practice are suggested.

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2009. Vol. 50, no 5, 371-384 p.
Keyword [en]
Hearing • cognition • hearing loss • working memory • development • aging • rehabilitation • cochlear implant • hearing aid • language
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21335DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2009.00753.xPubMedID: 19778385OAI: diva2:241078

The definitive version is available at Stig Arlinger, Thomas Lunner, Björn Lyxell and M Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, The emergence of cognitive hearing science., 2009, Scandinavian journal of psychology, (50), 5, 371-384. Copyright: Blackwell Publishing

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