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Please Let’s Test Speech Perception

Please lets test speech perception. I am hearing from so many speech-language pathologists, listening and spoken language specialists, teachers of the deaf and parents that their audiologists are not doing speech perception testing. WHY? What is the reason we use technology? The one and only reason is to improve understanding of speech. Technology makes sound…

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What Does Intelligible Speech Look Like?

Malcolm Gladwell reports that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to learn something new. Hart and Risley report that typical children hear about 46 million words by age 4. Dehaene reports that a child needs 20,000 hours of listening as a basis for reading. Pittman reports that children with hearing loss require three times the…

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