Assessment of cognitive load during listening and findings related to hearing-aid use
The talk will give a short introduction into the concepts of listening effort and cognitive load during listening, which have received increasing attention in cognitive hearing research over the past decade. Different types of assessment methods have been applied to measure cognitive load during listening, i.e., self-report, behavioral, and physiological measures. The different types of assessments will be discussed regarding their individual (dis)advantages and some methodological considerations will be given. Furthermore, insights from some previous experimental studies will be presented with a focus on results related to amplification and signal processing. Potential areas of applying measures of cognitive load during listening in combination with hearing aids will be exemplified.