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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Binaural Improvement in Normal and Defective Ears in a Background of Other Voices: A Historical Article Review from the Archives

by Nicole Denny, Alyssa Everett, and Frank Musiek, The University of Arizona   Binaural Improvement in Normal and Defective Ears in a Background of Other Voices is a classic article from 1971 by J. D. Harris and C. Myers.  Previous research by Harris in 1965 demonstrated that when a subject is asked to answer a…

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Capitalizing the Ability of the Auditory System to Process Stimuli without Active Attention

Vishakha W. Rawool, PhD Professor and Director of Graduate Study in Audiology West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA Email: VWRawool@mail.wvu.edu     The auditory system is capable of processing auditory stimuli without active attention as summarized in Rawool (2016a). This article is designed to review a few findings related to auditory processing without active…

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Classrooms, noise and auditory processing disorders

Mridula Sharma 1,2 Associate Professor  1Department of Linguistics, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University New South Wales 2109, Australia 2The HEARing CRC, 550 Swanston Street, Audiology, Hearing and Speech Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia       Communication in quiet is a rare occurrence. Noise is ubiquitous, causing interference in…

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