Cautiousness and hearing acuity in elderly women: A signal detection approach

Ingrid Maria Blood, Gordon W. Blood

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Hearing loss in elderly women was investigated with respect to measures of sensory and decision processes in an auditory signal detection task. A 1000Hz signal was used as the stimulus and a 6-point response category scale was employed. Subject biases were obtained from 6 normal hearing and 6 moderately hearing impaired elderly adults (65-76 yr). Results indicated that the subjects set a conservative criterion, regardless of hearing loss, and tended to use a binary decision process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing
  • LPN and LVN


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