Auditory Perception Lab

Aging

A common complaint among the elderly is difficulty in understanding spoken language, especially when the speech is rapid or in the presence of background noise.

The main theory explaining these complaints points to an age-related deficit in auditory temporal processing.

Researchers at the Auditory Perception Lab seek to understand the nature of this deficit and how it relates to speech comprehension.

Related publications:


  1. Fostick, L., Taitelbaum-Swead, R., Kreitler, S., Zokraut, S., Billig, M. (in press). Auditory training to improve speech perception and self-efficacy in aging adults. Journal of Speech, Hearing and Language Research.

  2. Fostick, L. (2019). Card playing enhances speech perception among aging adults: comparison with aging musicians. European Journal of Ageing, 16(4), 481-489. Card playing enhances speech perception among aging adults

  3. Ronen, M1., Lifshitz-Ben-Basat, A., Taitelbaum-Swead, R., Fostick, L. (2018). Auditory temporal processing, reading, and phonological awareness among aging adultsActa Psychologica, 190, 1-10. Auditory temporal processing, reading, and phonological awareness among aging adults

  4. Babkoff, H., & Fostick, L. (2017). Age-related changes in auditory processing and speech perception: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. European Journal of Ageing, 1-13. Age-related changes in auditory processing and speech perception 

  5. Taitelbaum-Swead, R., Fostick, L. (2016). The effect of age and type of noise on speech perception under conditions of changing context and noise levels. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 68(1):16-21. The effect of age and type of noise on speech perception 

  6. Fostick, L., Babkoff, H., Zukerman, G. (2014). Effect of 24 h of sleep deprivation on auditory and linguistic perception: A comparison with dyslexic readers and aging adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 1078-1088. Effect of 24 h of sleep deprivation on auditory and linguistic perception

  7. Fostick, L., & Babkoff, H. (2013). Temporal and non-temporal processes in the elderly. Journal of Basic & Clinical Physiology & Pharmacology, 24(3)191-9. Temporal and non-temporal processes in the elderly

  8. Fostick, L., Ben-Artzi, E., Babkoff, H. (2013). Aging and Speech Perception among the Elderly: Beyond Hearing Threshold and Cognitive Ability. Journal of Basic & Clinical Physiology & Pharmacology, 24(3), 175-83. Aging and Speech Perception among the Elderly

  9. Ben-Artzi, E., Babkoff, H., Fostick, L. (2011). Auditory temporal processes in the elderly. Audiology Research, 1, 21-23. Auditory temporal processes in the elderly