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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

2022


  • Paluch, R., Müller, C. & Hasanat, A. A. (2022)Care: A chatbot for dementia care: An empirical study on chatbots, and the development of a chatbot to support the caregivers in dementia care.

    K. Marky, U. Grünefeld & T. Kosch (Hrsg.): Mensch und Computer 2022 – Workshopband. Darmstadt, Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. doi:10.18420/muc2022-src-442
    [BibTeX] [Abstract]
    In recent decades various digital artifacts have been integrated into our daily life. One such integration is chatbots or conversational agents like Siri and Alexa. Even though those devices are helping primarily in daily activities, they can potentially be used for medical and health care purposes. In our research, we tried to focus on the current trend of using conversational agents in daily life and potential ways of using those in the medical field. Primarily we focused on chatbot uses in dementia care. Within our work, we analyzed interviews from care facilities and referred to some other research articles to find potential ways of using chatbots in care facilities. As a prototype, we developed a chatbot that will act as a communication medium between caregivers and dementia patients. We also conducted an interview to explore further improvement areas of the chatbot.
    @inproceedings{paluch_care_2022,
    address = {Darmstadt},
    title = {Care: {A} chatbot for dementia care: {An} empirical study on chatbots, and the development of a chatbot to support the caregivers in dementia care.},
    shorttitle = {Care: {A} chatbot for dementia care},
    doi = {10.18420/muc2022-src-442},
    abstract = {In recent decades various digital artifacts have been integrated into our daily life. One such integration is chatbots or conversational agents like Siri and Alexa. Even though those devices are helping primarily in daily activities, they can potentially be used for medical and health care purposes. In our research, we tried to focus on the current trend of using conversational agents in daily life and potential ways of using those in the medical field. Primarily we focused on chatbot uses in dementia care. Within our work, we analyzed interviews from care facilities and referred to some other research articles to find potential ways of using chatbots in care facilities. As a prototype, we developed a chatbot that will act as a communication medium between caregivers and dementia patients. We also conducted an interview to explore further improvement areas of the chatbot.},
    booktitle = {K. {Marky}, {U}. {Grünefeld} \& {T}. {Kosch} ({Hrsg}.): {Mensch} und {Computer} 2022 – {Workshopband}},
    publisher = {Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Müller, Claudia and Hasanat, ABM Ali},
    month = sep,
    year = {2022},
    keywords = {Empirical study, Conversational agents, Chatbot, User study, User experience},
    }

  • Paluch, R., Müller, C., Garthaus, M., Hülsken-Giesler, M. & Stachura, E. (2022)Meeting report: „Robotische Systeme für die Pflege“. Symposium, 2022 (online)

    IN TATuP – Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 31, Pages: 78–79 doi:10.14512/tatup.31.2.78
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]
    @article{paluch_meeting_2022,
    title = {Meeting report: „{Robotische} {Systeme} für die {Pflege}“. {Symposium}, 2022 (online)},
    volume = {31},
    copyright = {Copyright (c) 2022},
    issn = {2567-8833},
    shorttitle = {Meeting report},
    url = {https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6976},
    doi = {10.14512/tatup.31.2.78},
    language = {de},
    number = {2},
    urldate = {2022-07-22},
    journal = {TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Müller, Claudia and Garthaus, Marcus and Hülsken-Giesler, Manfred and Stachura, Elisabeth},
    month = jul,
    year = {2022},
    note = {Number: 2},
    keywords = {italg},
    pages = {78--79},
    }

  • Paluch, R. & Müller, C. (2022)‘That’s Something for Children’: An Ethnographic Study of Attitudes and Practices of Care Attendants and Nursing Home Residents Towards Robotic Pets

    IN Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (P-ACM), Vol. 6, Pages: 1–35 doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/3492850
    [BibTeX]
    @article{paluch_thats_2022,
    series = {{GROUP}},
    title = {‘{That}’s {Something} for {Children}’: {An} {Ethnographic} {Study} of {Attitudes} and {Practices} of {Care} {Attendants} and {Nursing} {Home} {Residents} {Towards} {Robotic} {Pets}},
    volume = {6},
    doi = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3492850},
    number = {Article No.: 31},
    journal = {Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (P-ACM)},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Müller, Claudia},
    month = jan,
    year = {2022},
    keywords = {italg},
    pages = {1--35},
    }

  • Paluch, R. (2022)Epistemische Sorge: Hörbehinderungen vom Dritten her denken

    IN Leib. Grenze. Kritik.
    [BibTeX]
    @incollection{paluch_epistemische_2022,
    title = {Epistemische {Sorge}: {Hörbehinderungen} vom {Dritten} her denken},
    booktitle = {Leib. {Grenze}. {Kritik}.},
    author = {Paluch, Richard},
    year = {2022},
    }

  • Paluch, R., Cerna, K., Volkova, G., Seidler, M., Weiler, T., Obaid, M. & Müller, C. (2022)Robots in heterogeneous contexts: Negotiation of co-creative lifelong learning spaces through participatory approaches

    doi:10.48340/ecscw2022_ws01
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    Learning is inherently social. This raises several questions that relate to how contexts and spaces can mediate co-creative learning. In this workshop proposal, we refer to the interrelated aspects of space, learning, and embodiment and how these aspects mediate the human-robot interaction. Our assumption is that robots are interpreted variously and used in different ways. We are interested in the interrelation between interpretation and use, which are constitutive for the establishment of different co-creative learning spaces. Reflecting on this leads to an understanding of what to look for in Participatory Design studies. It matters, for example, whether persons in a nursing home have any say at all in how robots are perceived and in what technical practices robots are to be integrated and adopted. This is a crucial aspect for the appropriation of technical artifacts and for the development of new (E)CSCW or HCI paradigms.
    @article{paluch_robots_2022,
    title = {Robots in heterogeneous contexts: {Negotiation} of co-creative lifelong learning spaces through participatory approaches},
    issn = {2510-2591},
    shorttitle = {Robots in heterogeneous contexts},
    url = {https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/4404},
    doi = {10.48340/ecscw2022_ws01},
    abstract = {Learning is inherently social. This raises several questions that relate to how contexts and spaces can mediate co-creative learning. In this workshop proposal, we refer to the interrelated aspects of space, learning, and embodiment and how these aspects mediate the human-robot interaction. Our assumption is that robots are interpreted variously and used in different ways. We are interested in the interrelation between interpretation and use, which are constitutive for the establishment of different co-creative learning spaces. Reflecting on this leads to an understanding of what to look for in Participatory Design studies. It matters, for example, whether persons in a nursing home have any say at all in how robots are perceived and in what technical practices robots are to be integrated and adopted. This is a crucial aspect for the appropriation of technical artifacts and for the development of new (E)CSCW or HCI paradigms.},
    language = {en},
    urldate = {2022-06-27},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Cerna, Katerina and Volkova, Galina and Seidler, Michael and Weiler, Tim and Obaid, Mohammad and Müller, Claudia},
    year = {2022},
    note = {Accepted: 2022-06-22T04:34:50Z
    Publisher: European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)},
    }

2021


  • Struzek, D., Cerna, K., Paluch, R., Bittenbinder, S., Müller, C. & Reuter, A. (2021)Designing for New Forms of Vulnerability: Exploring transformation and empowerment in times of COVID-19

    2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems., Pages: 1–5 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},
    booktitle = {2021 {CHI} {Conference} on {Human} {Factors} in {Computing} {Systems}},
    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},
    }

  • Cerna, K., Paluch, R., Bäumer, F., Ertl, T. & Müller, C. (2021)Transformation of HCI co-research with older adults: researchers’ positionality in the COVID-19 pandemic

    IN Interaction design and Architectures: Designing during and for pandemics, Vol. No. 50, Pages: 21
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]
    In the time of COVID-19, many measurements to contain the pandemic contributed to social isolation and loneliness. Older adults in particular experience various forms of ageism in this regard, for example by being stereotyped as digitally illiterate. Hence, we need to learn more about the aging discourse in the context of participatory approaches, as it is currently lacking. This article presents the results from two participatory research projects that were significantly affected by the 1st COVID-19 lockdown. We specifically focus on the ways the relationships and modes of cooperation with our older research partners, i.e. the positionalities, have been impacted. We draw on the projects’ results, reflecting on the possible implications for the involvement of older adults in design and HCI research and specifically, technologies that are supportive and empowering for the individuals against the background of the pandemic situation.
    @article{cerna_transformation_2021,
    title = {Transformation of {HCI} co-research with older adults: researchers’ positionality in the {COVID}-19 pandemic},
    volume = {No. 50},
    url = {http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/doc/50_2.pdf},
    abstract = {In the time of COVID-19, many measurements to contain the pandemic contributed to social isolation and loneliness. Older adults in particular experience various forms of ageism in this regard, for example by being stereotyped as digitally illiterate. Hence, we need to learn more about the aging discourse in the context of participatory approaches, as it is currently lacking. This article presents the results from two participatory research projects that were significantly affected by the 1st COVID-19 lockdown. We specifically focus on the ways the relationships and modes of cooperation with our older research partners, i.e. the positionalities, have been impacted. We draw on the projects’ results, reflecting on the possible implications for the involvement of older adults in design and HCI research and specifically, technologies that are supportive and empowering for the individuals against the background of the pandemic situation.},
    language = {en},
    journal = {Interaction design and Architectures: Designing during and for pandemics},
    author = {Cerna, Katerina and Paluch, Richard and Bäumer, Fabian and Ertl, Tanja and Müller, Claudia},
    year = {2021},
    keywords = {italg},
    pages = {21},
    }

2020


  • Hohmann, V., Paluch, R., Krueger, M., Meis, M. & Grimm, G. (2020)The Virtual Reality Lab: Realization and Application of Virtual Sound Environments.

    IN Ear and hearing, Vol. 41 Suppl 1, Pages: 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.
    @article{hohmann_virtual_2020,
    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},
    }

  • Paluch, R. (2020)Technical and Affective Practices. An Investigation of Service Robots in Nursing Environments

    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


  • Fröhlich, J. K. & Paluch, R. (2019)Wandel aus Sorge

    IN Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen. Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018., Vol. 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.
    @article{frohlich_wandel_2019,
    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},
    }

  • Paluch, R. (2019)Die technisch vermittelte Umweltbeziehung des leiblichen Selbstes in virtuellen Welten

    IN Mensch und Welt im Zeichen der Digitalisierung 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},
    }

  • Paluch, R., Krüger, M., Hendrikse, M. M. E., Grimm, G., Hohmann, V. & Meis, M. (2019)Towards plausibility of audiovisual simulations in the laboratory: Methods and first results from subjects with normal hearing or with hearing impairment

    IN Z. Audiol, Pages: 6–15
    [BibTeX]
    @article{paluch_towards_2019,
    title = {Towards plausibility of audiovisual simulations in the laboratory: {Methods} and first results from subjects with normal hearing or with hearing impairment},
    number = {58},
    journal = {Z. Audiol},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Krüger, Max and Hendrikse, Maartje M. E. and Grimm, Giso and Hohmann, Volker and Meis, Markus},
    year = {2019},
    pages = {6--15},
    }

2018


  • Meis, M., Krueger, M., v. Gablenz, P., Holube, I., Gebhard, M., Latzel, M. & Paluch, R. (2018)Development and Application of an Annotation Procedure to Assess the Impact of Hearing Aid Amplification on Interpersonal Communication Behavior

    IN Trends in Hearing, Vol. 22, Pages: 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},
    }

  • Paluch, R., Krüger, M. & Meis, M. (2018)The technization of self-care in hearing aid research

    , Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Audiologie
    [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


  • Paluch, R., Krueger, M., Hendrikse, M. M. E., Grimm, G., Hohmann, V. & Meis, M. (2017)Ethnographic research: The interrelation of spatial awareness, everyday life, laboratory environments, and effects of hearing aids

    IN Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, Vol. 6, Pages: 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.
    @article{paluch_ethnographic_2017,
    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},
    }

  • Beis, D., Paluch, R. & Raich, J. (2017)Raumwahrnehmung und a priori-Raum: Anmerkungen zum interdisziplinären Diskurs

    IN Anthropologie der Wahrnehmung Heidelberg
    [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},
    }

  • Meis, M., Krueger, M., Gebhard, M., v Gablenz, P., Holube, I., Grimm, G. & Paluch, R. (2017)Development and application of a code system to analyse behaviour in real life listening environments

    IN Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, Vol. 6, Pages: 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.
    @article{meis_development_2017,
    title = {Development and application of a code system to analyse behaviour in real life listening environments},
    volume = {6},
    copyright = {Copyright (c) 2018 Markus Meis, Melanie Krueger, Maria Gebhard, Petra v. Gablenz, Inga Holube, Giso Grimm, Richard Paluch},
    issn = {2596-5522},
    url = {https://proceedings.isaar.eu/index.php/isaarproc/article/view/2017-05},
    abstract = {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.},
    language = {en},
    urldate = {2021-04-16},
    journal = {Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research},
    author = {Meis, Markus and Krueger, Melanie and Gebhard, Maria and Gablenz, Petra v and Holube, Inga and Grimm, Giso and Paluch, Richard},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {annotation, ethnography, audiology, behaviour analyses, ecological validity, Health related Quality of Life, ICF},
    pages = {31--38},
    }

  • Paluch, R., Krüger, M., Grimm, G. & Meis, M. (2017)Moving from the field to the lab: towards ecological validity of audio-visual simulations in the laboratory to meet individual behavior patterns and preferences.

    20. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Audiologie – Hearing meets Brain: neurale Aspekte des Hörens. Aalen, Baden-Württemberg
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{paluch_moving_2017,
    address = {Aalen, Baden-Württemberg},
    title = {Moving from the field to the lab: towards ecological validity of audio-visual simulations in the laboratory to meet individual behavior patterns and preferences.},
    booktitle = {20. {Jahrestagung} der {Deutschen} {Gesellschaft} für {Audiologie} - {Hearing} meets {Brain}: neurale {Aspekte} des {Hörens}},
    author = {Paluch, Richard and Krüger, Melanie and Grimm, Giso and Meis, Markus},
    year = {2017},
    }

2016


  • Paluch, R. (2016)Sorgefall: Technisierte Selbstversorgung. Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Analyse der Interaktionsbeziehungen von Personen mit einer Hörgeräteversorgung bezogen auf die Technisierung der Sorge

    IN Dimensionen der Sorge 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


  • Paluch, R., Latzel, M. & Meis, M. (2015)A new tool for subjective assessment of hearing aid performance: Analyses of Interpersonal Communication

    IN Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, Vol. 5, Pages: 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


  • Baumgartner, H., Paluch, R., Fuhrmann, K., Meis, M., Rennies, J. & Appell, J. (2014)Usability evaluation of self-fitting interfaces for personalized sound systems


    [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},
    }