Dual Task, Noise, and The Speech-Language Pathologist: A Clinical Guideline for Adult Multi-Tasking Intervention With Noise The field of Cognitive Hearing Science examines the relationship between cognitive, linguistic, and hearing functions. Although these areas are of particular importance to speech-language pathology, few studies have investigated applications of cognitive hearing science to clinical practice. The purpose of this review article is to (1) explore and present a ... Article
Article  |   October 24, 2017
Dual Task, Noise, and The Speech-Language Pathologist: A Clinical Guideline for Adult Multi-Tasking Intervention With Noise
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jennine Harvey
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University, Normal IL
  • Scott Seeman
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University, Normal IL
  • Deborah von Hapsburg
    Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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  • Financial: Jennine Harvey, Scott Seeman, and Deborah von Hapsburg have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Jennine Harvey, Scott Seeman, and Deborah von Hapsburg have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: The experimental data discussed was presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, the American Auditory Society, and the Aging and Speech Communication conference.
    Nonfinancial: The experimental data discussed was presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, the American Auditory Society, and the Aging and Speech Communication conference.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Hearing & Speech Perception / Acoustics / Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 2
Article   |   October 24, 2017
Dual Task, Noise, and The Speech-Language Pathologist: A Clinical Guideline for Adult Multi-Tasking Intervention With Noise
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 32-41. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG15.32
History: Received May 12, 2017 , Revised July 24, 2017 , Accepted July 24, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 32-41. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG15.32
History: Received May 12, 2017; Revised July 24, 2017; Accepted July 24, 2017

The field of Cognitive Hearing Science examines the relationship between cognitive, linguistic, and hearing functions. Although these areas are of particular importance to speech-language pathology, few studies have investigated applications of cognitive hearing science to clinical practice. The purpose of this review article is to (1) explore and present a summary of cognitive hearing science techniques for dual-task and hearing-in-noise procedures and implications to speech-language pathology, and (2) provide a clinical guide for speech-language pathology in adult multitasking intervention with noise. It is well understood that areas of cognitive skill and hearing function decline with age; therefore, additional understanding of the relationship of these functions is of particular importance to speech-language pathologists working with older individuals. This article meets the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA's) Special Interest Group (SIG) 15's mission of “research-to-practice” professional development by “promoting understanding of the effects of normal and pathological aging on cognition, language […] and hearing” (ASHA, 2017), and is intended to be of interest to the SIG 15 readership.

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