Preliminary investigation of the categorization of gaps and overlaps in turn-taking interactions: Effects of noise and hearing loss

  • A. Josefine Sørensen Hearing Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark; GN ReSound A/S, Ballerup, Denmark
  • Adam Weisser GN ReSound A/S, Ballerup, Denmark
  • Ewen N. MacDonald Hearing Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6973-2926

Abstract

Normal conversation requires interlocutors to monitor the ongoing acoustic signal to judge when it is appropriate to start talking. Categorical thresholds for gaps and overlaps in turn-taking interactions were measured for normalhearing and hearing-impaired listeners in both quiet and multitalker babble (+6 dB SNR). The slope of the categorization functions were significantly shallower for hearing impaired listeners and in the presence of background noise. Moreover, the categorization threshold for overlaps increased in background noise.

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Published
2018-01-18
How to Cite
SØRENSEN, A. Josefine; WEISSER, Adam; MACDONALD, Ewen N.. Preliminary investigation of the categorization of gaps and overlaps in turn-taking interactions: Effects of noise and hearing loss. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, [S.l.], v. 6, p. 47-54, jan. 2018. Available at: <https://proceedings.isaar.eu/index.php/isaarproc/article/view/2017-07>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018.
Section
2017/1. Adaptive behavior in complex listening environments