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Audiology 2014;10(2): 158-168.
Published online: July 31, 2014.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2014.10.2.158
스마트폰 청능훈련 어플리케이션을 이용한 난청 성인의 어음인지능력 향상에 관한 사례 연구
유재형1, 전한재2, 송창근3, 한우재4
1순천향대학교 천안병원 이비인후과, 한림대학교 일반대학원 언어청각학과,
2한림대학교 일반대학원 컴퓨터공학과
3한림대학교 정보전자공과대학 유비쿼터스 컴퓨팅학과
4한림대학교 자연과학대학 언어청각학부, 청각언어연구소
Case Study of Speech Perception Enhancement in Hearing-Impaired Adult by Auditory Training Program of Mobile Device
Jyaehyoung Yu1, Hanjae Chun2, Chang Geun Song3, Woojae Han4
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Soochunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan; Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Graduate School, Hallym University, Chuncheon
2Department of Computer Engineering, Graduate School, Hallym University, Chuncheon
3Department of Ubiquitous Computing, College of Information and Electronic Engineering, Hallym University, Chuncheon
4Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Research Institute of Audiology and Speech Pathology, College of Natural Sciences, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence  Woojae Han ,Tel: (033) 248-2216, Fax: (033) 256-3420, Email: woojaehan@hallym.ac.kr
Received: May 7, 2014; Revised: July 3, 2014   Accepted: July 26, 2014.  Published online: July 31, 2014.
Although auditory training is one of the main elements of aural rehabilitation, its limitations in terms of time and cost give many hearing-impaired adults less opportunity to achieve better speech perception skill. This study develops an auditory training program for mobile devices that was then applied to an adult listener suffering from bilaterally moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss to examine its efficacy. The training program had 4 levels (i.e., discrimination, advanced discrimination, identification with a closed-set condition, and identification with an open-set condition) and each level was planned to be completed in one week. To examine whether the subject achieved enhanced speech perception, the vowel, consonant, and sentence tests before- and after the training were evaluated to compare the two training scenarios. After 4 weeks of auditory training using a mobile device, the results showed that performance in the consonant and sentence tests largely increased except for the vowel test that produced 100% correct scores in before- and after training. These results suggest that a moderate amount of auditory training using a mobile device is effective when it is used to improve the speech perception of hearing-impaired adults.
Key Words: Auditory training, Aural rehabilitation application program, Mobile device assisted therapy, Neural plasticity, Rehabilitation of hearing impaired
중심단어: 청능훈련, 청능훈련용 어플리케이션, 스마 트폰을 이용한 청능 치료, 뇌가소성, 난청 인의 청능재활
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