The Dichotic Difference Score (DDS)

By: Frank Musiek The dichotic difference score (DDS) has been utilized periodically over the history of dichotic listening. It represents an interesting manipulation of dichotics and relates to its various applications. The DDS simply requires the computation of the differences on performance of dichotic listening between the right and left ears. Generally, this means that…

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Cognitive and Educational factors: Their influence in Auditory Processing Performance

Eliane Schochat1, Renata Filippini1, Frank Musiek 1 Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, BR Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is projected to be within the top 15 leading causes of burden of disease by 2030 (Mathers & Loncar, 2006 ). Acquired hearing loss can negatively affect mental health, participation in interpersonal relations, and…

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Amblyaudia, a type of Auditory Processing Disorder

[A preview of a the presentation at Pathways for AAA by Deborah Moncrief] Amblyaudia is a deficit in binaural integration, a process that begins with excitatory and inhibitory activation in the medial and lateral superior olivary complexes of the auditory brainstem (Tollin, 2003).  Interaural timing and intensity differences are used to detect coincident signals and…

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Decrement in Noise Test (DeNT): A Clinical Measure of Partially Filled Gap Detection Performance

by Julianne M. Ceruti, Au.D., Ph.D., Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., and Frank Musiek, Ph.D.   The Decrement in Noise Test (DeNT) is a clinically oriented procedure modeled after the GIN test that employs both partially filled gaps (i.e., decrements) and full gaps. This test was developed to improve clinical assessment of temporal resolution that addresses the…

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