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Selected Publications

... of the audiology research group (Prof. Meister)

Meister H, Wenzel, F, Gehlen AK, Kessler, J, Walger M. Static and dynamic
cocktail party listening in younger and older adults. Hearing Research 2020, in print


Meister H, Walger M, Lang-Roth R, Müller V. Voice fundamental frequency differences
and speech recognition with noise and speech maskers in cochlear implant recipients.
J Acoust Soc Am. 2020;147(1):EL19. doi:10.1121/10.0000499


Meister H, Rählmann S, Walger M. Low background noise increases cognitive load
in older adults listening to competing speech. J Acoust Soc Am. 2018
Nov;144(5):EL417. doi: 10.1121/1.5078953.


Meister H, Rählmann S, Lemke U, Besser J. Verbal Response Times as a Potential
Indicator of Cognitive Load During Conventional Speech Audiometry With Matrix
Sentences. Trends Hear. 2018 Jan-Dec;22:2331216518793255. doi:


Schreitmüller S, Frenken M, Bentz L, Ortmann M, Walger M, Meister H.
Validating a Method to Assess Lipreading, Audiovisual Gain, and Integration
During Speech Reception With Cochlear-Implanted and Normal-Hearing Subjects Using
a Talking Head. Ear Hear. 2017 Oct 24. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000502. [Epub
ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29068860.

Rählmann S, Meis M, Schulte M, Kießling J, Walger M, Meister H. Assessment of
hearing aid algorithms using a master hearing aid: the influence of hearing aid
experience on the relationship between speech recognition and cognitive capacity.
Int J Audiol. 2017 Apr 27:1-7. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2017.1319079. [Epub ahead of
print] PubMed PMID: 28449597.

Rählmann S, Meister H. Speech audiometric assessment of informational masking.
HNO. 2017 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s00106-016-0305-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
PMID: 28224173.

Huber R, Bisitz T, Gerkmann T, Kiessling J, Meister H, Kollmeier B. Comparison
of single-microphone noise reduction schemes: can hearing impaired listeners tell
the difference? Int J Audiol. 2017 Jan 23:1-7. doi:
10.1080/14992027.2017.1279758. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28112001.

Meis M, Huber R, Fischer RL, Schulte M, Spilski J, Meister H. Development and
psychometric properties of the sound preference and hearing habits questionnaire
(SP-HHQ). Int J Audiol. 2016 Nov 22:1-12. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2016.1248795.
[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27875658.

Meister H. Speech audiometry, speech perception, and cognitive functions :
English version. HNO. 2017 Jan;65(Suppl 1):1-4. doi: 10.1007/s00106-016-0250-7.
Review. PubMed PMID: 27695891.

Meister H, Fuersen K, Schreitmueller S, Walger M. Effect of acoustic fine
structure cues on the recognition of auditory-only and audiovisual speech. J
Acoust Soc Am. 2016 Jun;139(6):3116. doi: 10.1121/1.4953022. PubMed PMID:

Meister H, Fürsen K, Streicher B, Lang-Roth R, Walger M. The Use of Voice Cues
for Speaker Gender Recognition in Cochlear Implant Recipients. J Speech Lang Hear
Res. 2016 Jun 1;59(3):546-56. doi: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-15-0128. PubMed PMID:


Meister H, Schreitmüller S, Ortmann M, Rählmann S, Walger M. Effects of
Hearing Loss and Cognitive Load on Speech Recognition with Competing Talkers.
Front Psychol. 2016 Mar 4;7:301. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00301. eCollection 2016.
PubMed PMID: 26973585; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4777916.

Meister H, Keilmann A, Leonhard K, Streicher B, Müller L, Lang-Roth R.
Real-World Verbal Communication Performance of Children Provided With Cochlear
Implants or Hearing Aids. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Jul;36(6):1023-8. doi:
10.1097/MAO.0000000000000746. PubMed PMID: 25811350.

Meister H, Rählmann S, Walger M, Margolf-Hackl S, Kießling J. Hearing aid
fitting in older persons with hearing impairment: the influence of cognitive
function, age, and hearing loss on hearing aid benefit. Clin Interv Aging. 2015
Feb 10;10:435-43. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S77096. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID:
25709417; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4330028.

Meister H, Grugel L, Meis M. Intention to use hearing aids: a survey based on
the theory of planned behavior. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2014 Sep 17;8:1265-75.
doi: 10.2147/PPA.S65008. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25258520; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC4172200.


Carroll R, Meis M, Schulte M, Vormann M, Kießling J, Meister H. Development
of a German reading span test with dual task design for application in cognitive
hearing research. Int J Audiol. 2015 Feb;54(2):136-41. doi:
10.3109/14992027.2014.952458. Epub 2014 Sep 8. PubMed PMID: 25195607.

Pyschny V, Landwehr M, Hahn M, Lang-Roth R, Walger M, Meister H. Head shadow,
squelch, and summation effects with an energetic or informational masker in
bilateral and bimodal CI users. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014 Oct;57(5):1942-60.
doi: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-H-13-0144. PubMed PMID: 24825129.

Meister H, Landwehr M, Lang-Roth R, Streicher B, Walger M. Examination of
spectral timbre cues and musical instrument identification in cochlear implant
recipients. Cochlear Implants Int. 2014 Mar;15(2):78-86. doi:
10.1179/1754762813Y.0000000059. Epub 2014 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 24597635.

Meister H, Schreitmüller S, Grugel L, Beutner D, Walger M, Meister I.
Examining speech perception in noise and cognitive functions in the elderly. Am J
Audiol. 2013 Dec;22(2):310-2. doi: 10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0067). PubMed PMID:

Landwehr M, Fürstenberg D, Walger M, von Wedel H, Meister H. Effects of
various electrode configurations on music perception, intonation and speaker
gender identification. Cochlear Implants Int. 2014 Jan;15(1):27-35. doi:
10.1179/1754762813Y.0000000037. Epub 2013 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 23684531.

Schreitmüller S, von Wedel H, Walger M, Meister H. [Examination of signals
for tinnitus sound therapy. Effects of signal dynamics on sound acceptance and
tinnitus masking]. HNO. 2013 Jan;61(1):38-45. doi: 10.1007/s00106-012-2642-7.
German. PubMed PMID: 23272323.

Meister H, Schreitmüller S, Grugel L, Ortmann M, Beutner D, Walger M, Meister
IG. Cognitive resources related to speech recognition with a competing talker in
young and older listeners. Neuroscience. 2013 Mar 1;232:74-82. doi:
10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.12.006. Epub 2012 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 23246616.

Meister H, Grugel L, Meis M, Kiessling J. Use of self-assessment inventories
in hearing-aid provision: German versions of ECHO and SADL. Int J Audiol. 2012
Feb;51(2):135-42. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2011.605804. Epub 2011 Sep 13. PubMed
PMID: 21910649.

Meister H, Landwehr M, Pyschny V, Grugel L, Walger M. Use of intonation
contours for speech recognition in noise by cochlear implant recipients. J Acoust
Soc Am. 2011 May;129(5):EL204-9. doi: 10.1121/1.3574501. PubMed PMID: 21568376.

Meister H, Schreitmüller S, Grugel L, Landwehr M, von Wedel H, Walger M,
Meister I. [Examination of speech perception and cognitive functioning in the
elderly]. HNO. 2011 Jul;59(7):689-95. doi: 10.1007/s00106-011-2262-7. German.
PubMed PMID: 21509624.

Pyschny V, Landwehr M, Hahn M, Walger M, von Wedel H, Meister H. Bimodal
hearing and speech perception with a competing talker. J Speech Lang Hear Res.
2011 Oct;54(5):1400-15. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0210). Epub 2011 Apr 15.
PubMed PMID: 21498577.

Grugel L, Streicher B, Lang-Roth R, Walger M, Meister H. Measuring
communicative performance with the German version of the FAPCI-instrument:
normative data and longitudinal results. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011
Apr;75(4):543-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.01.014. Epub 2011 Feb 5. PubMed PMID:

Meister H, Landwehr M, Pyschny V, Wagner P, Walger M. The perception of
sentence stress in cochlear implant recipients. Ear Hear. 2011
Jul-Aug;32(4):459-67. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e3182064882. PubMed PMID: 21187749.

Meister H, Grugel L, Walger M, von Wedel H, Meis M. Utility and importance of
hearing-aid features assessed by hearing-aid acousticians. Trends Amplif. 2010
Sep;14(3):155-63. doi: 10.1177/1084713810385713. PubMed PMID: 21109550; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4111467.


Pyschny V, Landwehr M, Walger M, von Wedel H, Meister H. [Examining
informational masking in cochlear implant users]. HNO. 2009 Jul;57(7):671-7. doi:
10.1007/s00106-008-1747-5. German. PubMed PMID: 19517083.

Grugel L, Streicher B, Lang-Roth R, Walger M, von Wedel H, Meister H.
[Development of a German version of the Functioning After Pediatric Cochlear
Implantation (FAPCI) questionnaire]. HNO. 2009 Jul;57(7):678-84. doi:
10.1007/s00106-008-1825-8. German. PubMed PMID: 19517081.

Meister H, Landwehr M, Pyschny V, Walger M, von Wedel H. The perception of
prosody and speaker gender in normal-hearing listeners and cochlear implant
recipients. Int J Audiol. 2009 Jan;48(1):38-48. doi: 10.1080/14992020802293539.
PubMed PMID: 19173112.

Meister H, Walger M, Brehmer D, von Wedel UC, von Wedel H. The relationship
between pre-fitting expectations and willingness to use hearing aids. Int J
Audiol. 2008 Apr;47(4):153-9. doi: 10.1080/14992020701843111. PubMed PMID:

Meister H, Pyschny V, Landwehr M, Wagner P, Walger M, von Wedel H.
[Conception and realisation of a prosody test battery]. HNO. 2008
Mar;56(3):340-8. German. PubMed PMID: 17579822.

Meister H, Tepeli D, Wagner P, Hess W, Walger M, von Wedel H, Lang-Roth R.
[Experiments on prosody perception with cochlear implants]. HNO. 2007
Apr;55(4):264-70. German. PubMed PMID: 17004071.

Musa-Shufani S, Walger M, von Wedel H, Meister H. Influence of dynamic
compression on directional hearing in the horizontal plane. Ear Hear. 2006
Jun;27(3):279-85. PubMed PMID: 16672796.

Meister H, Klüser H, v Wedel H, Walger M. [A measurement system for assessing
binaural masking level difference (BMLD) in children]. HNO. 2005
Aug;53(8):695-700. German. PubMed PMID: 15682342.

Meister H, von Wedel H, Walger M. Psychometric evaluation of children with
suspected auditory processing disorders (APDs) using a parent-answered survey.
Int J Audiol. 2004 Sep;43(8):431-7. PubMed PMID: 15643735.

Meister H, Lausberg I, Kiessling J, von Wedel H, Walger M. Detecting
components of hearing aid fitting using a self-assessment-inventory. Eur Arch
Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Jul;262(7):580-6. Epub 2004 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 15592858.

Meister H, Lausberg I, von Wedel H, Walger M. [Identifying factors before the
provision of hearing aids. Results from a pilot study]. HNO. 2004
Sep;52(9):790-7. German. PubMed PMID: 15372170.

Meister H, von Wedel H. Demands on hearing aid features--special signal
processing for elderly users? Int J Audiol. 2003 Jul;42 Suppl 2:2S58-62. PubMed
PMID: 12918630.

Meister H, Lausberg I, Kiessling J, von Wedel H, Walger M. Modeling
relationships between various domains of hearing aid provision. Audiol Neurootol.
2003 May-Jun;8(3):153-65. PubMed PMID: 12679626.

Meister H, Lausberg I, Kiessling J, von Wedel H, Walger M. Identifying the
needs of elderly, hearing-impaired persons: the importance and utility of hearing
aid attributes. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2002 Nov;259(10):531-4. Epub 2002 Jul
9. PubMed PMID: 12434187.

Meister H, Lausberg I, Kiessling J, Walger M, von Wedel H. Determining the
importance of fundamental hearing aid attributes. Otol Neurotol. 2002
Jul;23(4):457-62. PubMed PMID: 12170145.