The Role of Audition in Audiovisual Perception of Speech and Emotion in Children with Hearing Loss

  • Barbra ZupanEmail author


Integration of visual and auditory cues during perception provides us with redundant information that greatly facilitates processing. Hearing loss affects access to the acoustic cues essential to accurate perception of speech and emotion, potentially impacting audiovisual integration. This chapter explores the various factors that may impact auditory processing in persons with hearing loss, including communication environment, modality preferences, and the use of hearing aids versus cochlear implants. Audiovisual processing of both speech and emotion by children with hearing loss is also discussed.


Hearing Loss Speech Perception Cochlear Implant Normal Hearing Auditory Information 
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An example of an incongruent audiovisual emotional stimulus would be combining an angry facial expression with a sad vocal expression. (2 MB)


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  1. 1.Department of Applied LinguisticsBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada

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