When we listen in non-ideal environments, an increased effort is needed to understand speech. This problem affects the quality of life of hearing impaired people. Being able to measure listening effort can lead to better ways to evaluate the benefit of different hearing aid parameters, for example. This project will develop and evaluate in normal hearing listeners a new dual-task behavioural test for listening effort.
This Masters in Biomedical Science or Honours project would suit a science student who is comfortable working with volunteer participants.