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M.A. Richard Paluch

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Projekt Be+BeRobot.

Raum: US-E 117
Telefon: +49 (0) 271/ 740 5330
Mail: richard.paluch(at)uni-siegen.de

Vita

„Richard Paluch studierte Slavistik und Sozialwissenschaften an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (2008-2014). Er war wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter beim Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT (2013-2014) sowie in der Hörzentrum Oldenburg GmbH (2014-2018). Außerdem war er Stipendiat des Evangelischen Studienwerks Villigst im Promotionsschwerpunkt Dimensionen der Sorge (2015-2020) und hatte einen Lehrauftrag für das Fach Soziologie im Studiengang Medienwirtschaft und Journalismus an der Jade Hochschule Wilhelmshaven übernommen (Von 2017 bis 2020). Zurzeit ist er beschäftigt bei Jun.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller im Projekt „Be+BeRobot – Begründungs- und Bewertungsmaßstäbe von Robotik für die Pflege“.

Be+BeRobot

Das vom BMBF geförderte Begleitprojekt Be+BeRobot analysiert robotische Unterstützungssysteme im Pflegesektor. Erarbeitet werden technische, pflege- und sozialwissenschaftliche sowie ethische Begründungs- und Bewertungsmaßstäbe für alte, pflege- und hilfsbedürftige Menschen. Interdisziplinär werden Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Robotern für die Pflege erforscht. Projektpartner sind die Universität Osnabrück, das SIBIS Institut für Sozial- und Technikforschung GmbH, das OFFIS – Institut für Informatik, der Deutsche Caritasverband e. V. und die Universität Siegen. Der Schwerpunkt an der Universität Siegen liegt auf der praxisbasierten und partizipativen Forschung. Unter Leitung von Jun.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller werden etablierte Methoden, Instrumente und Prozesse der Sozio-Informatik durch anwenderorientierte Studien für das Projekt Be+BeRobot fruchtbar gemacht und in der Pflegewissenschaft verankert. Die Projektlaufzeit beträgt drei Jahre: 1. November 2019 bis 31. Oktober 2022.

Publikationen

2021


  • Designing for New Forms of Vulnerability: Exploring transformation and empowerment in times of COVID-19

    Struzek David, Cerna Katerina, Paluch Richard, Bittenbinder Sven, Müller Claudia, Reuter A
    2021 . doi:10.1145/3411763.3441339
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]
    @inproceedings{struzek_designing_2021,
    title = {Designing for {New} {Forms} of {Vulnerability}: {Exploring} transformation and empowerment in times of {COVID}-19},
    volume = {Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
    url = {https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3411763.3441339},
    doi = {10.1145/3411763.3441339},
    author = {Struzek, David and Cerna, Katerina and Paluch, Richard and Bittenbinder, Sven and Müller, Claudia and Reuter, A},
    month = may,
    year = {2021},
    keywords = {italg},
    pages = {1--5},
    }

2020


  • The Virtual Reality Lab: Realization and Application of Virtual Sound Environments.

    Hohmann Volker, Paluch Richard, Krueger Melanie, Meis Markus, Grimm Giso
    Ear and hearing 2020;41 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):31S–38S. doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000945
    [BibTeX] [Abstract]
    To assess perception with and performance of modern and future hearing devices with advanced adaptive signal processing capabilities, novel evaluation methods are required that go beyond already established methods. These novel methods will simulate to a certain extent the complexity and variability of acoustic conditions and acoustic communication styles in real life. This article discusses the current state and the perspectives of virtual reality technology use in the lab for designing complex audiovisual communication environments for hearing assessment and hearing device design and evaluation. In an effort to increase the ecological validity of lab experiments, that is, to increase the degree to which lab data reflect real-life hearing-related function, and to support the development of improved hearing-related procedures and interventions, this virtual reality lab marks a transition from conventional (audio-only) lab experiments to the field. The first part of the article introduces and discusses the notion of the communication loop as a theoretical basis for understanding the factors that are relevant for acoustic communication in real life. From this, requirements are derived that allow an assessment of the extent to which a virtual reality lab reflects these factors, and which may be used as a proxy for ecological validity. The most important factor of real-life communication identified is a closed communication loop among the actively behaving participants. The second part of the article gives an overview of the current developments towards a virtual reality lab at Oldenburg University that aims at interactive and reproducible testing of subjects with and without hearing devices in challenging communication conditions. The extent to which the virtual reality lab in its current state meets the requirements defined in the first part is discussed, along with its limitations and potential further developments. Finally, data are presented from a qualitative study that compared subject behavior and performance in two audiovisual environments presented in the virtual reality lab-a street and a cafeteria-with the corresponding field environments. The results show similarities and differences in subject behavior and performance between the lab and the field, indicating that the virtual reality lab in its current state marks a step towards more ecological validity in lab-based hearing and hearing device research, but requires further development towards higher levels of ecological validity.
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    title = {The {Virtual} {Reality} {Lab}: {Realization} and {Application} of {Virtual} {Sound} {Environments}.},
    volume = {41 Suppl 1},
    issn = {1538-4667 (Electronic)},
    doi = {10.1097/AUD.0000000000000945},
    abstract = {To assess perception with and performance of modern and future hearing devices with advanced adaptive signal processing capabilities, novel evaluation methods are required that go beyond already established methods. These novel methods will simulate to a certain extent the complexity and variability of acoustic conditions and acoustic communication styles in real life. This article discusses the current state and the perspectives of virtual reality technology use in the lab for designing complex audiovisual communication environments for hearing assessment and hearing device design and evaluation. In an effort to increase the ecological validity of lab experiments, that is, to increase the degree to which lab data reflect real-life hearing-related function, and to support the development of improved hearing-related procedures and interventions, this virtual reality lab marks a transition from conventional (audio-only) lab experiments to the field. The first part of the article introduces and discusses the notion of the communication loop as a theoretical basis for understanding the factors that are relevant for acoustic communication in real life. From this, requirements are derived that allow an assessment of the extent to which a virtual reality lab reflects these factors, and which may be used as a proxy for ecological validity. The most important factor of real-life communication identified is a closed communication loop among the actively behaving participants. The second part of the article gives an overview of the current developments towards a virtual reality lab at Oldenburg University that aims at interactive and reproducible testing of subjects with and without hearing devices in challenging communication conditions. The extent to which the virtual reality lab in its current state meets the requirements defined in the first part is discussed, along with its limitations and potential further developments. Finally, data are presented from a qualitative study that compared subject behavior and performance in two audiovisual environments presented in the virtual reality lab-a street and a cafeteria-with the corresponding field environments. The results show similarities and differences in subject behavior and performance between the lab and the field, indicating that the virtual reality lab in its current state marks a step towards more ecological validity in lab-based hearing and hearing device research, but requires further development towards higher levels of ecological validity.},
    language = {eng},
    number = {Suppl 1},
    journal = {Ear and hearing},
    author = {Hohmann, Volker and Paluch, Richard and Krueger, Melanie and Meis, Markus and Grimm, Giso},
    year = {2020},
    pmid = {33105257},
    keywords = {italg},
    pages = {31S--38S},
    }

  • Technical and Affective Practices. An Investigation of Service Robots in Nursing Environments

    Paluch Richard
    2020. doi:10.18420/ecscw2020_dc08
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    This overview explains the first steps of a participatory design project. The aim is to evaluate a service robot for nursing with a qualitative approach and to explore technical and affective practices. The data will be analyzed with practice theory related to the grounded design paradigm. Expert interviews with five care workers and five IT specialists in the field of robotics will be conducted during 2020. Afterwards a series of participatory workshops with participants in need will be carried out focusing on the practices related to robots in caring settings.
    @article{paluch_technical_2020,
    title = {Technical and {Affective} {Practices}. {An} {Investigation} of {Service} {Robots} in {Nursing} {Environments}},
    issn = {2510-2591},
    url = {https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/4052},
    doi = {10.18420/ecscw2020_dc08},
    abstract = {This overview explains the first steps of a participatory design project. The aim is to evaluate a service robot for nursing with a qualitative approach and to explore technical and affective practices. The data will be analyzed with practice theory related to the grounded design paradigm. Expert interviews with five care workers and five IT specialists in the field of robotics will be conducted during 2020. Afterwards a series of participatory workshops with participants in need will be carried out focusing on the practices related to robots in caring settings.},
    language = {en},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    author = {Paluch, Richard},
    year = {2020},
    note = {Accepted: 2020-06-09T15:13:50Z
    Publisher: European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)},
    keywords = {italg},
    }

2019


  • Wandel aus Sorge

    Fröhlich Johanna Karoline, Paluch Richard
    Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen. Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018. 2019;39.
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    Der Begriff sozialer Wandel gilt als ein Grundbegriff der Soziologie. Dieser Bezug auf den sozialen Wandel wird seitdem immer wieder perpetuiert: Der Wissenschaftszweig Soziologie hat seinen Ursprung in dem Erleben eines sozialen Wandels und widmet sich fortwährend der Frage, was eigentlich die Moderne auszeichnet, wie es zu diesem Wandel hin zur Moderne gekommen ist, und wie dieser Wandel erforscht werden kann. In diesem Beitrag schlagen wir eine Perspektive vor, die sozialen Wandel auch bei der Verwendung qualitativer Methoden in den Fokus nehmen kann. Dafür lenken wir den Blick auf die erlebbare Veränderung von Erwartungsstrukturen in sozialen Bewegungen. Wir vertreten dabei einen akteurszentrierten Ansatz, um den sozialen Wandel zu untersuchen. Aus einer phänomenologisch-qualitativen Perspektive stellen wir die Frage, wie Zeitlichkeit auf eine Weise erfahren wird, dass sozialer Wandel zum einen als solcher erlebt wird und zum anderen als erstrebenswert bzw. bekämpfenswert erscheint. In diesem Beitrag verdeutlichen wir unsere Perspektive an empirischem Material aus dem Kontext der neuen rechten Bewegung.
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    title = {Wandel aus {Sorge}},
    volume = {39},
    copyright = {Copyright (c) 2019 Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen - 39. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie},
    issn = {2367-4504},
    url = {https://publikationen.soziologie.de/index.php/kongressband_2018/article/view/1053},
    abstract = {Der Begriff sozialer Wandel gilt als ein Grundbegriff der Soziologie. Dieser Bezug auf den sozialen Wandel wird seitdem immer wieder perpetuiert: Der Wissenschaftszweig Soziologie hat seinen Ursprung in dem Erleben eines sozialen Wandels und widmet sich fortwährend der Frage, was eigentlich die Moderne auszeichnet, wie es zu diesem Wandel hin zur Moderne gekommen ist, und wie dieser Wandel erforscht werden kann. In diesem Beitrag schlagen wir eine Perspektive vor, die sozialen Wandel auch bei der Verwendung qualitativer Methoden in den Fokus nehmen kann. Dafür lenken wir den Blick auf die erlebbare Veränderung von Erwartungsstrukturen in sozialen Bewegungen. Wir vertreten dabei einen akteurszentrierten Ansatz, um den sozialen Wandel zu untersuchen. Aus einer phänomenologisch-qualitativen Perspektive stellen wir die Frage, wie Zeitlichkeit auf eine Weise erfahren wird, dass sozialer Wandel zum einen als solcher erlebt wird und zum anderen als erstrebenswert bzw. bekämpfenswert erscheint. In diesem Beitrag verdeutlichen wir unsere Perspektive an empirischem Material aus dem Kontext der neuen rechten Bewegung.},
    language = {de},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    journal = {Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen. Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018.},
    author = {Fröhlich, Johanna Karoline and Paluch, Richard},
    month = oct,
    year = {2019},
    keywords = {Ethnographie, Neue Rechte Bewegung, Phänomenologie, Qualitative Sozialforschung, Soziale Bewegung, sozialer Wandel, Sozialtheorie},
    }

  • Die technisch vermittelte Umweltbeziehung des leiblichen Selbstes in virtuellen Welten

    Paluch Richard
    In: : Mensch und Welt im Zeichen der Digitalisierung. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 2019, 145–164. doi:10.5771/9783845293226-145
    [BibTeX]
    @incollection{paluch_technisch_2019,
    title = {Die technisch vermittelte {Umweltbeziehung} des leiblichen {Selbstes} in virtuellen {Welten}},
    isbn = {978-3-8487-5121-1},
    booktitle = {Mensch und {Welt} im {Zeichen} der {Digitalisierung}},
    publisher = {Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH \& Co. KG},
    author = {Paluch, Richard},
    year = {2019},
    doi = {10.5771/9783845293226-145},
    pages = {145--164},
    }

2018


  • Development and Application of an Annotation Procedure to Assess the Impact of Hearing Aid Amplification on Interpersonal Communication Behavior

    Meis Markus, Krueger Melanie, v. Gablenz Petra, Holube Inga, Gebhard Maria, Latzel Matthias, Paluch Richard
    Trends in Hearing 2018;22:2331216518816201. doi:10.1177/2331216518816201
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    Hearing impairment is associated with a decrease in speech intelligibility and health-related quality of life, such as social isolation and participation restriction. However, little is known about the extent to which hearing impairment and hearing aid fittings change behavior in acute communication situations as well as interrelated behavior patterns. Based on a pilot study, in which the basis for annotating communication behavior was laid, group discussions in noise were initiated with 10 participants using three different hearing-aid brands. The proposed offline annotation scheme revealed that different hearing aids were associated with changes in behavior patterns. These behavioral changes were congruent with speech recognition threshold results and also with subjective assessments. Some of the results were interpreted in terms of participation restriction and activity limitation following the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. In addition to the offline annotation scheme, a procedure for instantaneous coding of eight behavior patterns was iteratively developed and used for the quick examination of lab studies with good to excellent interrater reliability values.
    @article{meis_development_2018,
    title = {Development and {Application} of an {Annotation} {Procedure} to {Assess} the {Impact} of {Hearing} {Aid} {Amplification} on {Interpersonal} {Communication} {Behavior}},
    volume = {22},
    issn = {2331-2165},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1177/2331216518816201},
    doi = {10.1177/2331216518816201},
    abstract = {Hearing impairment is associated with a decrease in speech intelligibility and health-related quality of life, such as social isolation and participation restriction. However, little is known about the extent to which hearing impairment and hearing aid fittings change behavior in acute communication situations as well as interrelated behavior patterns. Based on a pilot study, in which the basis for annotating communication behavior was laid, group discussions in noise were initiated with 10 participants using three different hearing-aid brands. The proposed offline annotation scheme revealed that different hearing aids were associated with changes in behavior patterns. These behavioral changes were congruent with speech recognition threshold results and also with subjective assessments. Some of the results were interpreted in terms of participation restriction and activity limitation following the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. In addition to the offline annotation scheme, a procedure for instantaneous coding of eight behavior patterns was iteratively developed and used for the quick examination of lab studies with good to excellent interrater reliability values.},
    language = {en},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    journal = {Trends in Hearing},
    author = {Meis, Markus and Krueger, Melanie and Gablenz, Petra v. and Holube, Inga and Gebhard, Maria and Latzel, Matthias and Paluch, Richard},
    month = jan,
    year = {2018},
    note = {Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc},
    keywords = {italg, disability and health, hearing aid, hearing loss, international classification of functioning, interpersonal communication behavior, quality-of-life},
    pages = {2331216518816201},
    }

  • The technization of self-care in hearing aid research

    Paluch Richard, Krüger Melanie, Meis Markus
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Audiologie, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]
    @misc{paluch_technization_2018,
    title = {The technization of self-care in hearing aid research},
    url = {https://www.dga-ev.com/fileadmin/dga2018/site/data/final/0056.pdf},
    language = {en},
    publisher = {Deutsche Gesellschaft für Audiologie},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Krüger, Melanie and Meis, Markus},
    year = {2018},
    note = {ISBN: 9783981314175
    OCLC: 1028746255},
    }

2017


  • Ethnographic research: The interrelation of spatial awareness, everyday life, laboratory environments, and effects of hearing aids

    Paluch Richard, Krueger Melanie, Hendrikse Maartje ME, Grimm Giso, Hohmann Volker, Meis Markus
    Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research 2017;6:39–46.
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    Hearing is multidimensional. It affects the whole body and yet it is still an open question whether and how general factors of everyday life are affected by the use of modern hearing aids (HA) with different signal processing options. This study addressed, therefore, the question to what extent HA may shape the HA users’ everyday life. Accordingly, the behavior of N=22 HA users and non-users was observed experimentally using a theory-based ethnographic research design that comprises written reports and several steps of theorizing and reasoning. Data were collected in two specific everyday life situations (road traffic and restaurant) and by three modes (unaided, omnidirectional, and directional microphone mode). The analytical results of the ethnographical studies were summarized and used for testing hypotheses in an advanced laboratory with virtual audio-visual environments reproducing the same everyday life situations. Different typical behavior patterns were identified by means of fieldnotes, indicating that hearing impaired users with the first experience of HA provision showed comparatively expressive orientation reactions towards spatial sound sources. The behavior analyses were partly confirmed by questionnaire data. The analytical results led to first suggestions and improvements for the ongoing (re-)creation of virtual audio-visual scenes.
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    title = {Ethnographic research: {The} interrelation of spatial awareness, everyday life, laboratory environments, and effects of hearing aids},
    volume = {6},
    copyright = {Copyright (c) 2018 Richard Paluch, Melanie Krueger, Maartje M. E. Hendrikse, Giso Grimm, Volker Hohmann, Markus Meis},
    issn = {2596-5522},
    shorttitle = {Ethnographic research},
    url = {https://proceedings.isaar.eu/index.php/isaarproc/article/view/2017-06},
    abstract = {Hearing is multidimensional. It affects the whole body and yet it is still an open question whether and how general factors of everyday life are affected by the use of modern hearing aids (HA) with different signal processing options. This study addressed, therefore, the question to what extent HA may shape the HA users’ everyday life. Accordingly, the behavior of N=22 HA users and non-users was observed experimentally using a theory-based ethnographic research design that comprises written reports and several steps of theorizing and reasoning. Data were collected in two specific everyday life situations (road traffic and restaurant) and by three modes (unaided, omnidirectional, and directional microphone mode). The analytical results of the ethnographical studies were summarized and used for testing hypotheses in an advanced laboratory with virtual audio-visual environments reproducing the same everyday life situations. Different typical behavior patterns were identified by means of fieldnotes, indicating that hearing impaired users with the first experience of HA provision showed comparatively expressive orientation reactions towards spatial sound sources. The behavior analyses were partly confirmed by questionnaire data. The analytical results led to first suggestions and improvements for the ongoing (re-)creation of virtual audio-visual scenes.},
    language = {en},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    journal = {Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Krueger, Melanie and Hendrikse, Maartje M. E. and Grimm, Giso and Hohmann, Volker and Meis, Markus},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {everyday life, auditory spatial awareness, behavior patterns, Ecological validity, effects of hearing aids, ethnographic research, grounded theory, laboratory environments},
    pages = {39--46},
    }

  • Raumwahrnehmung und a priori-Raum: Anmerkungen zum interdisziplinären Diskurs

    Beis Daniel, Paluch Richard, Raich Joachim
    In: : Anthropologie der Wahrnehmung. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017, 395–422.
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]
    @incollection{beis_raumwahrnehmung_2017,
    address = {Heidelberg},
    title = {Raumwahrnehmung und a priori-{Raum}: {Anmerkungen} zum interdisziplinären {Diskurs}},
    isbn = {978-3-8253-6756-5},
    shorttitle = {Raumwahrnehmung und a priori-{Raum}},
    url = {http://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/3543/},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    booktitle = {Anthropologie der {Wahrnehmung}},
    publisher = {Universitätsverlag Winter},
    author = {Beis, Daniel and Paluch, Richard and Raich, Joachim},
    year = {2017},
    note = {Issue: 16
    Num Pages: 564
    Number: 16},
    pages = {395--422},
    }

  • Development and application of a code system to analyse behaviour in real life listening environments

    Meis Markus, Krueger Melanie, Gebhard Maria, v Gablenz Petra, Holube Inga, Grimm Giso, Paluch Richard
    Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research 2017;6:31–38.
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    Numerous studies showed that different hearing aid (HA) algorithms improve speech intelligibility in typical lab situations as measures of clinical efficacy. From the perspective of auditory ecology, it remains obscure to what extent these results really allow for estimating the outcome in listening situations in real life. One promising tool is the observation of participants behaviour induced by different HA settings. We developed an annotation system for coding the behaviour related to the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in iterative steps. The first inputs were derived from a series of lab studies, using virtual acoustics. It was shown that different directional modes of HAs influenced real life behaviour. First indications of activity limitation according to ICF (d3504 ‘Conversing with many people’) were found. Additionally, the behaviour of users in real life was described by means of ‘ethnographical walks’ outside of the laboratory using field notes. We identified further behaviour patterns addressing spatial awareness. The conversation related ICF sub-categories were validated by analyses of inter-rater reliability (IRR). The outcome of these analyses led to a reformulation of an annotation/coding system for the usage on tablet PCs for instantaneous coding of the test persons behaviour in real life.
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    year = {2017},
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    pages = {31--38},
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2016


  • Sorgefall: Technisierte Selbstversorgung. Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Analyse der Interaktionsbeziehungen von Personen mit einer Hörgeräteversorgung bezogen auf die Technisierung der Sorge

    Paluch Richard
    In: : Dimensionen der Sorge. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 2016, 159–166. doi:10.5771/9783845272597-159
    [BibTeX]
    @incollection{paluch_sorgefall_2016,
    title = {Sorgefall: {Technisierte} {Selbstversorgung}. {Eine} sozialwissenschaftliche {Analyse} der {Interaktionsbeziehungen} von {Personen} mit einer {Hörgeräteversorgung} bezogen auf die {Technisierung} der {Sorge}},
    isbn = {978-3-8487-2907-4},
    shorttitle = {Sorgefall},
    booktitle = {Dimensionen der {Sorge}},
    publisher = {Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH \& Co. KG},
    author = {Paluch, Richard},
    year = {2016},
    doi = {10.5771/9783845272597-159},
    pages = {159--166},
    }

2015


  • A new tool for subjective assessment of hearing aid performance: Analyses of Interpersonal Communication

    Paluch Richard, Latzel Matthias, Meis Markus
    Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research 2015;5:453–460.
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    The performance of two different adaptive beamformer approaches in environments close to reality were investigated. They were subjectively evaluated via questionnaires and focus group discussions. Additionally, a new tool was tested, to assess how well video analyses with external rating of subjects’ communication behavior, related to the grounded theory approach, generate new measures to describe the communication behavior using the different hearing aid algorithms. With this methodology, the results show different behavior of the participants between the algorithms in loud environments only. The new assessment tool was found to be a valuable method for obtaining a deeper insight into subjects’ behavior and a new promising outcome tool for audiology.
    @article{paluch_new_2015,
    title = {A new tool for subjective assessment of hearing aid performance: {Analyses} of {Interpersonal} {Communication}},
    volume = {5},
    copyright = {Copyright (c) 2015 The Danavox Jubilee Foundation},
    issn = {2596-5522},
    shorttitle = {A new tool for subjective assessment of hearing aid performance},
    url = {https://proceedings.isaar.eu/index.php/isaarproc/article/view/2015-54},
    abstract = {The performance of two different adaptive beamformer approaches in environments close to reality were investigated. They were subjectively evaluated via questionnaires and focus group discussions. Additionally, a new tool was tested, to assess how well video analyses with external rating of subjects’ communication behavior, related to the grounded theory approach, generate new measures to describe the communication behavior using the different hearing aid algorithms. With this methodology, the results show different behavior of the participants between the algorithms in loud environments only. The new assessment tool was found to be a valuable method for obtaining a deeper insight into subjects’ behavior and a new promising outcome tool for audiology.},
    language = {en},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    journal = {Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Latzel, Matthias and Meis, Markus},
    month = dec,
    year = {2015},
    pages = {453--460},
    }

2014


  • Usability evaluation of self-fitting interfaces for personalized sound systems

    Baumgartner H, Paluch Richard, Fuhrmann K, Meis Markus, Rennies J, Appell J
    , 2014.
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    One way of reaching a larger target group with hearing-support technologies is to integrate such technologies into widely-spread, non-stigmatising consumer electronic devices such as hifi- or life-styleproducts. To enable the users to fit the hearing support to their own hearing loss, the ambient noise or their hearing preferences, one needs routines which allow fitting the sound transmission individually without any technical knowledge. Ideally, these routines should also enable the user to readjust the sound settings at any time depending on the current environmental conditions. In a sequence of several studies we investigated the usability of four different “self-fitting” approaches. Three of them operate on a limited parameter space, in which the user can vary frequency-dependent compression parameters with the help of haptic knobs, a two-dimensional touchscreen application, or a paired comparison. The fourth routine evaluates loudness impressions of the subjects to compute the compression settings. The user interfaces were evaluated with hearing-impaired persons between 55 and 70 years, who were instructed to adjust the sound settings of different audio stimuli to their personal preferences. The interfaces were investigated in an “Out of the box”-test design and video and audio recordings were made to evaluate the subject’s behaviour during the self-fitting tasks using a Grounded Theory approach. In addition, time logs and different kinds of performance data were recorded. For each user interface, the System Usability Scale (SUS)” was determined. Preliminary usability analyses indicate a preference of the users for the 2D interface and the haptic knobs.
    @misc{baumgartner_usability_2014,
    title = {Usability evaluation of self-fitting interfaces for personalized sound systems},
    url = {http://www.uzh.ch/orl/dga2014/programm/wissprog/Baumgartner.pdf},
    abstract = {One way of reaching a larger target group with hearing-support technologies is to integrate such technologies into widely-spread, non-stigmatising consumer electronic devices such as hifi- or life-styleproducts. To enable the users to fit the hearing support to their own hearing loss, the ambient noise or their hearing preferences, one needs routines which allow fitting the sound transmission individually without any technical knowledge. Ideally, these routines should also enable the user to readjust the sound settings at any time depending on the current environmental conditions. In a sequence of several studies we investigated the usability of four different “self-fitting” approaches. Three of them operate on a limited parameter space, in which the user can vary frequency-dependent compression parameters with the help of haptic knobs, a two-dimensional touchscreen application, or a paired comparison. The fourth routine evaluates loudness impressions of the subjects to compute the compression settings. The user interfaces were evaluated with hearing-impaired persons between 55 and 70 years, who were instructed to adjust the sound settings of different audio stimuli to their personal preferences. The interfaces were investigated in an “Out of the box”-test design and video and audio recordings were made to evaluate the subject’s behaviour during the self-fitting tasks using a Grounded Theory approach. In addition, time logs and different kinds of performance data were recorded. For each user interface, the System
    Usability Scale (SUS)” was determined. Preliminary usability analyses indicate a preference of the users
    for the 2D interface and the haptic knobs.},
    author = {Baumgartner, H. and Paluch, Richard and Fuhrmann, K. and Meis, Markus and Rennies, J. and Appell, J.},
    month = mar,
    year = {2014},
    }