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    • Inequality in access to hearing care for older adults in residential homes 

      White, Joanna D.; Johnson, Christine; DePlacido, Christine; Matthews, Ben; Steenkamp, E. H. (Oxford University Press, 2019-07-31)
      Background The population of older people in residential homes is projected to rise. There are unrecognized hearing difficulties among residents and prevalence of hearing loss in this population is underreported. This can ...
    • Supporting staff transitions into online learning: A networking approach 

      Peacock, Susi; DePlacido, Christine (Edinburgh Napier University, 2018-09-05)
      As online programmes in higher education continue to grow in number, the literature identifies emerging areas of concern. Whilst appreciating the flexibility and accessibility of online learning, learners often experience ...
    • Contemplation & Mindfulness in Higher Education 

      Oberski, Iddo; Murray, Sue; Goldblatt, Joe J.; DePlacido, Christine (Springer, 2014-11-09)
      This chapter presents initial observations of a pilot that introduces mindfulness meditation into teaching and university life. Short meditations were offered at the start of Year 1 and 2 lectures, besides weekly drop-in ...
    • Can older people remember medication reminders presented using synthetic speech? 

      Wolters, M.; Johnson, Christine; Campbell, P.; DePlacido, Christine; McKinstry, B. (BMJ, 2014-07-30)
      Reminders are often part of interventions to help older people adhere to complicated medication regimes. Computer-generated (synthetic) speech is ideal for tailoring reminders to different medication regimes. Since synthetic ...
    • Fostering Reflective Skills in Audiology Practice and Education 

      Cokely, C. G.; DePlacido, Christine (Georg Thieme Verlag, 2012-02)
      Reflection is considered a deliberate process of learning from experience with the goal of realizing effective and rewarding patient and personal outcomes. Reflective thinking has become incorporated into clinical practice ...
    • Making Speech Synthesis More Accessible to Older People. 

      Wolters, Maria; Campbell, Pauline; DePlacido, Christine; Liddell, Amy; Owens, David (2007-08)
      In this paper, we report on an experiment that tested users' ability to understand the content of spoken auditory reminders. Users heard meeting reminders and medication reminders spoken in both a natural and a synthetic ...
    • The effect of hearing loss on the intelligibility of synthetic speech 

      Wolters, Maria; Campbell, Pauline; DePlacido, Christine; Liddell, Amy; Owens, David (2007-08)
      Many factors affect the intelligibility of synthetic speech. One aspect that has been severely neglected in past work is hearing loss. In this study, we investigate whether pure-tone audiometry thresholds across a wide ...
    • The role of outer hair cell function in the perception of synthetic versus natural speech 

      Wolters, Maria; Campbell, Pauline; DePlacido, Christine; Liddell, Amy; Owens, David (2007)
      Hearing loss as assessed by pure-tone audiometry (PTA) is significantly correlated with the intelligibility of synthetic speech. However, PTA is a subjective audiological measure that assesses the entire auditory pathway ...