Auditory Training: Predictors of Success and Optimal Training Paradigms
Researchers have identified speech perception training paradigms that hold potential for training CI users. However, there is extensive outcome variability, likely because some learners have a greater initial ability to perceive the acoustic differences among the to-be-learned speech sounds. For those listeners without such ability, simplifying the training set results in improved performance. We suggest future efforts could reduce outcome variability by assessing individual abilities pre-training and then assigning training sets based on ability level.
KeywordsIndividual differences Speech perception Language learning Training Auditory perception
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