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2013-07-07 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 28 page(s)

Verhaegen Clémence , Collette Fabienne, Majerus Steve, "The impact of aging and hearing status on verbal short-term memory" in Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 21, 4, 464-482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2013.832725

  • Edition : Psychology Press, New York (NY)
  • Codes CREF : Neuropsychologie (DI4218), Logopédie (DI3355), Psychologie du développement vieillesse (DI4236)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) he aim of this study is to assess the impact of hearing status on age-related decrease in verbal short-term memory (STM) performance. This was done by administering a battery of verbal STM tasks to elderly and young adult participants matched for hearing thresholds, as well as to young normal-hearing control participants. The matching procedure allowed us to assess the importance of hearing loss as an explanatory factor of age-related STM decline. We observed that elderly participants and hearing-matched young participants showed equal levels of performance in all verbal STM tasks, and performed overall lower than the normal hearing young control participants. This study provides evidence for recent theoretical accounts considering reduced hearing level as an important explanatory factor of poor auditory-verbal STM performance in older adults.

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) Hearing status
  • (Anglais) Auditory processing
  • (Anglais) Auditory processing
  • (Anglais) aging
  • (Anglais) Verbal short-term memory