Cognitive Hearing Aids? - Insights and Possibilities
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The working memory plays an important role in successfully overcoming adverse listening conditions and should consequently be considered when designing and testing hearing aids. A number of studies have established the relationship between hearing in noise and working memory involvement, but with the Sentence-final Word Identification and Recall (SWIRL) test, it is possible to show that working memory is also involved in listening under favorable conditions and that noise reduction has a positive influence in situation with very little noise. Although the capacity of the working memory is a finite individual size, its involvement can differ with fatigue and other factors and individualization of hearing aids should take this into account to obtain the best performance. A way of individually adapting hearing aids is based on changes in the electrical activity of the brain (EEG). Here we present the possibilities that arise from using EEG and show that ear-mounted electrodes is able to record useful EEG that can be explored for individualization of hearing aids. Such an adaptation could be done based on changes in the electrical activity of the brain (EEG). Here we present the possibilities that arise from using EEG and show that ear-mounted electrodes is able to record useful EEG that can be explored for individualization of hearing aids.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2015. Vol. 1703, 090001- p.
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126560DOI: 10.1063/1.4939399ISI: 000372065400086ISBN: 978-0-7354-1350-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126560DiVA: diva2:915460
12th international workshop in Mechanics of Hearing, Cape Sounio, Greece, 23-29 May 2014