SAGE Journal Articles

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Simon P. Landry, Jean-Paul Guillemot, and François Champoux 
Temporary Deafness Can Impair Multisensory Integration: A Study of Cochlear-Implant Users 
Psychological Science July 2013 24: 1260-1268, first published on May 30, 2013 doi:10.1177/0956797612471142
  • How can cochlear implants mitigate the effects of temporary deafness?
  • What impact may temporary deafness have on an individual’s multisensory processes?
  • What effect does temporary auditory deprivation have on audiotactile integration? How does this effect differ from the experience that non-deaf individuals have?
  • Despite the benefits of cochlear implants, what struggles may those experiencing temporary deafness face? What impact does an individual’s age have on these struggles?
Arthur Wingfield, Patricia A. Tun and Sandra L. McCoy
Hearing Loss in Older Adulthood: What It Is and How It Interacts With Cognitive Performance 
Current Directions in Psychological Science June 2005 14: 144-148, doi:10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00356.x
  • What is presbycusis? How is it detected and diagnosed?
  • How can the use of hearing aids impact those with presbycusis?
  • What cognitive areas are associated with decline in hearing ability? How do these areas interact?
  • Describe Rabbitt’s effortfulness hypothesis and how it effects auditory recall.
Stephen C. Hedger, Shannon L. M. Heald, and Howard C. Nusbaum
Absolute Pitch May Not Be So Absolute 
Stephen C. Hedger, Shannon L. M. Heald, and Howard C. Nusbaum Psychological Science, August 2013; vol. 24, 8: pp. 1496-1502., first published on June 11, 2013
  • How is absolute pitch developed and maintained throughout life?
  • How do adults make note intonation judgments?
  • In addition to note judgments, what other hearing abilities might absolute pitch be associated with?
  • Can absolute pitch be learned, or strengthened with exposure?