Working memory is a cognitive process that is conceptualized as a limited capacity system, which temporarily maintains and stores information, while also supporting human thought process by providing an interface between perception, long-term memory, and action. One component of this model is auditory working memory, which is defined as a temporary system under attentional control that stores and processes sound based material, and is positively correlated with an individual’s speech perception in noise. A study done by Osman and Sullivan evaluated children’s auditory working memory through measures of forward digit recall, backward digit recall, and listening recall in the presence of four-talker babble.
Citation: Sullivan JR, Carrano C, Osman H (2015) Working Memory and Speech Recognition Performance in Noise: Implications for Classroom Accommodations. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 3:136. doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000136