Annie Moulin

Annie Moulin
Lyon Neuroscience Research Center · PAM Perception Attention Memory

MD, PhD

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Numerous studies showed that task-evoked pupil dilation is an objective marker of cognitive activity and listening effort. However, these studies differ in their experimental and analysis methods. Whereas most studies focus on a single method, the present study sought to compare different pupil-dilation data analysis methods, including different no...
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The left hemisphere preference for verbal stimuli is well known, with a right ear (RE) advantage obtained when competing verbal stimuli are presented simultaneously, at comfortable intensities, to both ears. Speech perception involves not only the processing of acoustic peripheral information but also top–down contextual influences, filling the gap...
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Attention operates through top‐down and bottom‐up processes and a balance between these processes is crucial for daily tasks. Imperilling such balance could explain ageing‐associated attentional problems such as exacerbated distractibility. In this study, we aimed to characterize this enhanced distractibility by investigating the impact of ageing u...
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Developmental aspects of auditory cognition were investigated in 5-to-10-year-old children (n = 100). Musical and verbal short-term memory (STM) were assessed by means of delayed matching-to-sample tasks (comparison of two 4-item sequences separated by a silent retention delay), with two levels of difficulty. For musical and verbal materials, child...
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In the case of hearing loss, cochlear implants (CI) allow for the restoration of hearing. Despite the advantages of CIs for speech perception, CI users still complain about their poor perception of their auditory environment. Aiming to assess non-verbal auditory perception in CI users, we developed five listening tests. These tests measure pitch ch...
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Verbal-auditory agnosia and aphasia are the most prominent symptoms in Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS), a childhood epilepsy that can have sustained long-term effects on language processing. The present study provides the first objective investigation of musical perceptual skills in four adult patients with a diagnosis of LKS during childhood, cover...
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Background Attention is the process which enables to preferentially select salient or relevant stimuli and to attenuate the response to irrelevant incoming stimuli. Migraine is characterized by both attentional alterations and an abnormal sensory processing to external stimulations. The aim of the study was to investigate potential interactions bet...
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Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate potential interactions between sensory hypersensitivity and attentional difficulties in migraineurs. Methods: Forty-six episodic migraineurs without aura and 46 healthy controls filled out questionnaires on self-perceived attention difficulties and self-reported sensitivity to visual, auditory and...
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Objectives: The objective of this work was to build a 15-item short-form of the Speech Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ) that maintains the three-factor structure of the full form, using a data-driven approach consistent with internationally recognized procedures for short-form building. This included the validation of the new short-for...
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Sensory sensitivity peculiarities represent an important characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We first validated a French language version of the Glasgow Sensory Questionnaire (GSQ) (Robertson and Simmons in J Autism Dev Disord 43(4):775–784, 2013). The GSQ score was strongly positively correlated with the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ...
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Speech perception scores are widely used to assess patient’s functional hearing, yet most linguistic material used in these audiometric tests dates to before the availability of large computerized linguistic databases. In an ENT clinic population of 120 patients with median hearing loss of 43-dB HL, we quantified the variability and the sensitivity...
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Objective Brainstem lesions can cause a locked-in syndrome (LIS). At the initial state, the LIS can be complete (CLIS), without any possibility for the patient to communicate. The main issues are to do the right diagnosis and the recovery of a communication. The delay to the diagnosis of LIS is of about 78 days after the initial injury (Leon-Carrio...
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Objectives: To validate a French-language version of the spatial hearing questionnaire (SHQ), including investigating its internal structure using cluster analysis and exploring its construct validity on a large population of hearing-impaired (HI) and normal-hearing (NH) subjects, and to compare the SHQ with the speech, spatial, and qualities of h...
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Top-down contextual influences play a major part in speech understanding, especially in hearing-impaired patients with deteriorated auditory input. Those influences are most obvious in difficult listening situations, such as listening to sentences in noise but can also be observed at the word level under more favorable conditions, as in one of the...
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Objective: To identify and quantify sources of variability in scores on the speech, spatial, and qualities of hearing scale (SSQ) and its short forms among normal-hearing and hearing-impaired subjects using a French-language version of the SSQ. Design: Multi-regression analyses of SSQ scores were performed using age, gender, years of education,...
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To validate a French version of the speech, spatial, and qualities of hearing scale (SSQ), a subjective evaluation of patients' hearing disability, and to assess SSQ reproducibility across different language versions. The SSQ was translated in accordance with the principles of the 'Universalist approach' of cross-cultural adaptation of patient-repo...
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But de la présentation Évaluation et validation d’une version française de 2 questionnaires d’audition spatiale : le SSQ (Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale) de Gatehouse et al. (2004) et le SHQ (Spatial Hearing Questionnaire) de Tyler et al. (2009), dans une population totale de 238 sujets. Matériel et méthodes La traduction des 2 que...
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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive neurostimulation tool with increasing therapeutic applications in neurology, psychiatry and in the treatment of chronic tinnitus, and with a growing interest in cognitive neuroscience. One of its side effects is the loud click sound generated simultaneously to the magnetic pulse,...
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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive neurostimulation tool with increasing therapeutic applications in neurology, psychiatry and in the treatment of chronic tinnitus, and with a growing interest in cognitive neuroscience. One of its side effects is the loud click sound generated simultaneously to the magnetic pulse,...
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Objective: 1) Assess the influence of word familiarity, phonological neighborhood, and acoustic patterns on speech audiometry variability. 2) Evaluate the interaction between those factors and patients' age and years of education. Method: Patients (n = 160) underwent otoscopy, tympanometry, pure-tone, and speech audiometry. At an intensity level co...
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Objective: 1) To assess the feasibility of a computer-based closed-response speech test (CRST) in the ENT clinic. 2) To compare a closed response speech test to standard speech audiometry. Method: Thirty patients underwent otoscopy, tympanometry, pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry and a closed-response speech test (CRST). For the CRST, patient...
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To measure noise levels generated by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). rTMS noise levels measured in equivalent continuous sound level (LAeq) and in peak level (LC, peak), as a function of maximum power output of the equipment. rTMS noise levels were measured for an active and a corre...
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The guidelines for use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) advise frequent updating of rTMS safety guidelines and recommendations. Although rTMS can produce sound of more than 120 dB C, which is sufficient to induce hearing loss, the effect of rTMS noise on the hearing of both patients and rTMS practitioners is understudied. This...
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The mammalian auditory system contains descending neural pathways, some of which project onto the cochlea via the medial olivocochlear (MOC) system. The function of this efferent auditory system is not entirely clear. Behavioral studies in animals with olivocochlear (OC) lesions suggest that the MOC serves to facilitate sound localization in noise....
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There is a growing and unprecedented interest in the objective evaluation of the subcortical processes that are involved in speech perception, with potential clinical applications in speech and language impairments. Here, we review the studies illustrating the development of electrophysiological methods for assessing speech encoding in the human br...
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The aim of this study, which was performed in the framework of the European project EMFnEAR, was to investigate the potential effects of Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS, also known as 3G) exposure at a high specific absorption rate (SAR) on the human auditory system. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear dis...
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The aim of this study, which was performed in the framework of the European project EMFnEAR, was to investigate the potential effects of Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS, also known as 3G) exposure at a high specific absorption rate (SAR) on the human auditory system. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear dis...
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Los traumatismos sonoros agudos se deben a la exposición súbita de la cóclea a una presión acústica excesiva, que supera sus capacidades de tolerancia. Tanto si se debe a ruidos de impulso como a ruidos continuos de corta duración, las alteraciones auditivas que se producen pueden ser definitivas, incluso en caso de exposición única y aislada. Las...
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I traumi sonori acuti sono il risultato dell’esposizione brutale della coclea a una pressione acustica eccessiva che supera le sue capacità di tolleranza. Che siano da rumori impulsionali o da rumori continui di breve durata, le lesioni uditive indotte possono essere definitive, anche per un’esposizione singola e isolata. Le lesioni cocleari genera...
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Abstract The European project EMFnEAR was undertaken to assess potential changes in human auditory function after a short-term exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation produced by UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) mobile phones. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear disorders. Auditory function was assessed i...
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The European project EMFnEAR was undertaken to assess potential changes in human auditory function after a short-term exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation produced by UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) mobile phones. Participants were healthy young adults with no hearing or ear disorders. Auditory function was assessed immediatel...
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As other types of otoacoustic emissions, distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) allow the exploration of the active cochlear mechanisms known to take place in the outer hair cell system. Most authors consider that 2f1-f2 DPOAEs are generated in a cochlear region corresponding to the geometric mean (GM) of the primary frequencies. To veri...
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Speech elicited auditory brainstem responses (Speech ABR) have been shown to be an objective measurement of speech processing in the brainstem. Given the simultaneous stimulation and recording, and the similarities between the recording and the speech stimulus envelope, there is a great risk of artefactual recordings. This study sought to systemati...
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A peripheral left-right assymetry has been shown at the cochlear level: Transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) amplitudes are greater in the right ear than in the left ear of right-handed subjects, whereas no difference is obtained in left-handed subjects (Khalfa et al., 1998). This study sought to investigate a possible link between per...
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To answer concerns as to the potential effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by third generation mobile phones on the inner ear, the European Commission funded project "EMFNEAR" assessed potential changes in auditory function induced by UMTS field both in humans and in laboratory animals. The purpose of this paper is to present the fina...
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Temporal speech cues, such as periodicity and voice onset time (VOT), are particularly salient information for speech intelligibility. In addition, speech elicited auditory brainstem response (Speech ABR) to consonant vowels (CV) has been shown to mimic the temporal periodicity of the acoustic signal very accurately. Consequently, Speech ABR has be...
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To answer concerns as to the potential effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by third generation mobile phones on the inner ear, the European Commission funded project "EMFNEAR" assessed potential changes in auditory function induced by UMTS field both in humans and in laboratory animals. The purpose of this paper is to present the fina...
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To investigate the temporal relationship between speech auditory brainstem responses and acoustic pattern of the phoneme /ba/. Speech elicited auditory brainstem responses (Speech ABR) to /ba/ were recorded in 23 normal-hearing subjects. Effect of stimulus intensity was assessed on Speech ABR components latencies in 11 subjects. The effect of diffe...
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The European multicenter project named GUARD involved nine centers and aimed to assess potential changes in auditory function as a consequence of exposure to low-intensity electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produced by GSM cellular phones. Participants were healthy young adults without any evidence of hearing or ear disorders. Auditory function was asse...
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The European multicenter project named GUARD involved nine centers and aimed to assess potential changes in auditory function as a consequence of exposure to low-intensity electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produced by GSM cellular phones. Participants were healthy young adults without any evidence of hearing or ear disorders. Auditory function was asse...
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The temporal acoustic pattern of a short speech signal is encoded very accurately in the brainstem. This compound remote response can be recorded on the scalp under the form of speech elicited Auditory Brainstem Response (Speech ABR). Speech ABR is described as the succession of a transient Onset Response (OR) and a sustained Frequency Following Re...
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To follow up the auditory status of military personnel after an acute acoustic trauma and to identify the possible predictive value of hearing thresholds and otoacoustic emissions during the first 24 hours after the acoustic trauma. A group of 24 young military subjects, aged 22 +/- 2.3 years, without any otologic problem before the acoustic trauma...