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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Beyond Controversies: Commentary on Central Auditory Processing Disorder (Part II)

This article is republished with permission from Hearing Review   By Gail D. Chermak, PhD, Frank E. Musiek, PhD, and Jeffrey Weihing, PhD In part 1 of this article, the authors presented their perspectives on a number of issues, including the importance of well-defined participants to maximize the validity of research and draw accurate conclusions,…

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Beyond Controversies: The Science Behind Central Auditory Processing Disorder (Part I)

This article is republished with permission of Hearing Review   Research | May 2017 Hearing Review By Gail D. Chermak, PhD, Frank E. Musiek, PhD, and Jeffrey Weihing, PhD   There is general scientific agreement on the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of CAPD Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a complex and evolving subject, but…

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The Contralateral Ear Effect on Tests of Central Auditory Function: An Introduction

Frank Musiek     Introduction   Back in the 1950’s Ettore Bocca and his Italian colleagues (Bocca, Calearo, Cassinari, 1954) were the first to develop and make significant clinical use of central auditory tests. They had learned that the pure tone audiogram was not useful in reflecting deficits of the central auditory nervous system (CANS).…

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