On the cost of introducing speech-like properties to a stimulus for auditory steady-state response measurements

  • Søren Laugesen Interacoustics Research Unit, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
  • Julia E. Rieck Interacoustics Research Unit, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark; Faculty of Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Claus Elberling Virum, Denmark
  • Torsten Dau Hearing Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
  • James M. Harte Interacoustics Research Unit, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark


For the purpose of objectively validating hearing-aid fittings in pre-lingual infants, auditory steady-state response (ASSR) measurements are investigated. This paper examines the cost of introducing speech-like features into the ASSR stimulus, which is done to ensure that the hearing aid processes the stimulus as if it were real speech. The main findings were a reduction in ASSR amplitude of 4 dB and an increase in detection time by a factor of 1.6, while detection rates were unaffected given sufficient recording time.


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How to Cite
LaugesenS., RieckJ., ElberlingC., DauT., & HarteJ. (2018). On the cost of introducing speech-like properties to a stimulus for auditory steady-state response measurements. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, 6, 223-230. Retrieved from https://proceedings.isaar.eu/index.php/isaarproc/article/view/2017-27
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