Pathways Society

Mar. 15, 2022

An Overview of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Dr. Frank Musiek
Alix M. Moody and Matthew S. Lee Faculty Mentor:  Annette Hurley LSU Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Communication Disorders Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood acquired aphasia of unknown etiology, characterized by a regression in language and abnormal electroencephalogram activity bilaterally in the speech cortex (Hungerford et al., 1998; Van Slyke, 2004). LKS is also accompanied by a
Mar. 15, 2022

The Insula, Hearing and More

Dr. Frank Musiek
Introduction In 2017, an article appeared in Pathways about the role the insula plays in hearing and more specifically auditory processing. At that time it was mentioned that there were number of articles, though scattered, that implicated an auditory role for the insula. Recently, an article on the insula caught my attention: “Inefficient Involvement of Insula in Sensorineural Hearing Loss”
Jan. 06, 2022

January 2022 NeuroAudiology Newsletter

Dr. Frank Musiek
Click here to read the January 2022 NeuroAudiology Newsletter.
Dec. 08, 2021

Part 2- Central Auditory Evaluation in Private Practice: A Commentary with historical context and case observations

Dr. Frank Musiek
Editor’s note: Dr. Ivey presents an historical as well as his clinical perspective on CAPD in practice. In over 40 years of academic as well as clinical experience Dr. Ivey has seen a wide variety of patients. In this issue of Pathways we have asked him to write a brief commentary on some of his more interesting encounters in the
Nov. 10, 2021

Part 1 – Central Auditory Evaluation in Private Practice: A Commentary with historical context and case observations.

Dr. Frank Musiek
Editor’s note: Dr. Ivey presents an historical as well as his clinical perspective on CAPD in practice. In over 40 years of academic as well as clinical experience Dr. Ivey has seen a wide variety of patients. In this issue of Pathways we have asked him to write a brief commentary on some of his more interesting encounters in the
Oct. 19, 2021

Audiology Communications: A Historical Commentary on Two Journals

Dr. Frank Musiek
by Frank Musiek, Ph.D. As in any discipline, journals play a critical role in disseminating information. Currently there are several journals including The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA), Ear & Hearing, The International Journal of Audiology (IJA) and The American Journal of Audiology (AJA) among others that carry the message of audiological and vestibular research to the
Sep. 08, 2021

Hidden Hearing Loss  & Diabetes

Dr. Frank Musiek
Editor’s note: We are fortunate to have a commentary this month by Kathy Dowd, Executive Director of The Audiology Project (TAP) which has been front and center for involving Audiology in diabetes related hearing loss – a much needed movement. by Kathy Dowd,  Executive Director of The Audiology Project (TAP), Charlotte NC The common phrase ‘What you see is what
Aug. 04, 2021

Home is Where the…ABR Testing Happens!

Dr. Frank Musiek
Ashley Parker, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut Erika Skoe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut   Motivated by the goal of making research participation more inclusive and more convenient, our lab, the Auditory Brainstem Research Lab at the University of Connecticut, has been taking the
Jul. 07, 2021

The Unsatisfying IEP (Individual Educational Placement) and CAPD: An Instructive Commentary

Dr. Frank Musiek
Cydney Fox, AuD, Audiology Solutions LA, Los Angeles, CA Why are IEPs so difficult? Supposedly, a time when the child’s educators sit with other contracted professionals, determine the student’s educational path, and make recommendations and accommodations, which always result in successful academic achievement. Right?? WRONG. It’s a meeting of education vs science. The educators often do not understand the audiologist
Jun. 22, 2021

The Frequency (Pitch) Pattern test @ 50 years: Remembering Marilyn Pinheiro

Dr. Frank Musiek
Frank Musiek, PhD This year marks 50 years since the original article on the frequency or pitch pattern test was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA). The authors of that article were Marilyn Pinheiro, a post doc student, and Paul Ptacek, a professor, both at Case Western Reserve University. The article was not clinically orientated