Older adults adapting communication to noise

When talking in noisy conditions, people typically adopt a speech style that helps make what they say easier to understand.

In this research, we investigated how older whether older adults were as able as younger ones to produce clear speech when talking in challenging conditions. We also wanted to know whether this ability is influenced by the hearing status of the older adults.

Likewise, when older adults do adjust how they talk in noise, are these changes as effective as those of younger adults? And, do older adults make these adjustments to their speaking style spontaneously as a result of the response of the person listening to them?