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Jan. 13, 2023

January 2023 NeuroAudiology Newsletter

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Dec. 07, 2022

Politics, and Processing

Dr. Frank Musiek
By the time this is published in Pathways the mid term election results should be in the books. Also, at first glance, the combination of politics and auditory processing would seem to be more than a bit unusual. However, then senatorial candidate John Fetterman’s stroke, in the spring of this year, made auditory processing (central auditory processing) a fairly common
Nov. 17, 2022

Pathways Interview with Amy Bradbury, Educational Audiologist

Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Editors note: Pathways had an opportunity to learn about educational audiology—an area for which our Pathway readers have had a paucity of exposure. So here for your edification, is an interview with educational audiologist, Amy Bradbury. Q Hi Amy, thanks for this interview. Tell us about your background and your employer.  Thank you, Frank, for asking for my participation. Q
Nov. 04, 2022

November 2022 NeuroAudiology Newsletter

Dr. Frank Musiek
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Oct. 12, 2022

Frequency discrimination in children at a glance

Dr. Frank Musiek
Jessica Gilligan and Mary Sisson AuD students, University of Arizona   Frequency discrimination, also referred to as pitch discrimination, is a test of auditory function that underlies complex auditory processes such as speech understanding and comprehension. Typically adults without neurological impairment are able to perform tasks involving frequency discrimination well. There is varying data to suggest what neurological involvement is
Aug. 15, 2022

Part 1 – Gap Detection: The Past, Present, and Future

Dr. Frank Musiek
Chris Niemczak , AuD, Ph.D. Scientist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Medicine Assistant Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth   Accurate timing perception of auditory information, known as temporal processing, is essential for human communication and environmental awareness. It’s necessary for auditory psychoacoustic abilities, such as frequency discrimination, modulation detection, and perceiving speech in noise
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Jul. 06, 2022

Tonotopicity of Heschl’s Gyrus: Selected Comments for Audiology

Dr. Frank Musiek
Pathways Article: An Informative 5 minute Read….. – Frank Musiek   When audiologists conduct an audiogram, different discrete frequencies, usually 250 through 8000 Hz are generally selected. At each of these selected frequencies threshold of detection is determined. This threshold information is important as it can relate to various disorders as well as how well the patient may or may
Jun. 15, 2022

The Short Increment Sensitivity Index (SISI): An Auditory Discrimination Application?

Dr. Frank Musiek
Pathways: A 5 minute informative read…… by Frank Musiek   It has been long recognized by many in audiology and hearing science that our field lacks clinically useable measures of auditory discrimination. This shortcoming, though commonly recognized, continues to be an omission in terms of thorough assessments of a patients’ hearing status in audiology clinics throughout the USA. With this
May. 04, 2022

Evaluation and Management of Adult Auditory Processing Disorders: Part II

Dr. Frank Musiek
Jennifer Shinn, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky Medical Center Trey Cline, AuD, Clinical Audiologist, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky Medical Center   Introduction: As you will remember in Part I, we presented the case of a 39-year-old male who was diagnosed with an auditory processing deficit (APD). He had longstanding difficulties hearing
Apr. 06, 2022

Evaluation and Management of Adult Auditory Processing Disorders: Part 1

Dr. Frank Musiek
Jennifer Shinn, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky Medical Center Trey Cline, AuD, Clinical Audiologist, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky Medical Center   Introduction: A significant part of our clinical practice is evaluating and managing patients with auditory processing disorders (APD). All too often adults are overlooked when it comes to evaluation of