How do listeners integrate different information streams, such as lexical and acoustic information, in order to understand speech? What is the importance of these information streams for normal and hearing impaired listeners, in noisy and in noise-free environments, and under cognitive load?
Goal: This project investigates how individual differences in auditory and/or cognitive abilities determine the speed of information stream integration and the impact of cognitive load.
Relevance: By investigating how listener-intrinsic abilities with respect to information stream integration interact with external listening conditions (such noise or additional task demands), we aim to obtain a realistic view of how speech processing works in everyday situations.
Main host institution: Radboud University Nijmegen
Second host institution: University of York
Hospital partner: University Medical Centre St. Radboud