We have students of Audiology at our conference who volunteer their time to help the days run smoothly. We also get several presentations from students on their research and the subject matter gets more impressive every year.
The talk this year that applied most directly to you, my patients, was about speech understanding in a two talker and four talker scenario. The researcher wanted to see what factors would influence how much speech the hearing impaired listener could understand. She looked at cognitive ability, auditory factors and age. For the two-talker situation, she found that people with adequate high frequency amplification (there