Towards a contingent anticipatory infant hearing test using eye-tracking
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from FONETIK 2014: Stockholm, June 9-11, 2014 / [ed] Mattias Heldner, Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2014, 35-40 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Early identification of infant hearing impairment is imperative to prevent developmental language difficulties. The current diagnostic method is Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) in which infant response to sound isobserved to establish hearing thresholds. Together with the Karolinska Institute, we are developing an observer-independent contingent anticipatory infant hearing test using eye-tracking to increase reliability and significance levels of the current clinical practice. The present pilot study addresses in particular the first phase of the test in which the eye response is conditioned to occur at sound detection. The aim is to establish how well 6.5-month-olds associate the presence of sound to a certain location via a visual reward.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2014. 35-40 p.
PERILUS, ISSN 0282-6690 ; XXIV
General Language Studies and Linguistics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Phonetics; hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109138ISBN: 978-91-637-5662-7ISBN: 978-91-637-5663-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-109138DiVA: diva2:763063
FONETIK 2014, the XXVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference
FunderVINNOVA, 2011-03329Swedish Research Council, 421.2007-6400