Brainstem correlates of comodulation masking release for speech in normal hearing adults

Rostami, S. and Moossavi, A. and Ahadi, M. and Jalaei, S. (2018) Brainstem correlates of comodulation masking release for speech in normal hearing adults. Journal of Audiology and Otology, 22 (3). pp. 128-133.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL:


Background and Objectives: Weak signals embedded in fluctuating masker can be perceived more efficiently than similar signals embedded in unmodulated masker. This release from masking is known as comodulation masking release (CMR). In this paper, we investigate, neural correlates of CMR in the human auditory brainstem. Subjects and Methods: A total of 26 normal hearing subjects aged 18-30 years participated in this study. First, the impact of CMR was quantified by a behavioral experiment. After that, the brainstem correlates of CMR was investigated by the auditory brainstem response to complex sounds (cABR) in comodulated (CM) and unmodulated (UM) masking conditions. Results: The auditory brainstem responses are less susceptible to degradation in response to the speech syllable /da/ in the CM noise masker in comparison with the UM noise masker. In the CM noise masker, frequency- following response (FFR) and fundamental frequency (F0) were correlated with better behavioral CMR. Furthermore, the subcortical response timing of subjects with higher CMR was less affected by the CM noise masker, having higher stimulus-to-noise response correlations over the FFR range. Conclusions: The results of the present study revealed a significant link between brainstem auditory processes and CMR. The findings of the present study show that cABR provides objective information about the neural correlates of CMR for speech stimulus. © 2018 The Korean Audiological Society and Korean Otological Society.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Depositing User: eprints admin
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2018 08:01
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 05:45

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item