Lina Reiss, Ph.D.
Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University
Lina Reiss is an associate professor in the Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University. She has a severe-profound bilateral hearing loss and has worn hearing aids since early childhood.
Binaural Fusion in Children and Adults with Hearing Loss
This talk will discuss how children with hearing aids and cochlear implants fuse sounds between ears, and how this compares to children with typical hearing, as well as with adults with hearing aids and cochlear implants. The talk will also discuss how these differences in binaural integration can sometimes lead to speech perception interference and difficulties with speech in noisy environment.
- Understand the concept of binaural fusion and how it normally works in typical-hearing adult listeners.
- Understand how binaural fusion differs in children and adults with hearing loss.
- Understand how “too much” binaural fusion can lead to binaural interference and difficulties with speech perception in background noise.