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Mar. 08, 2023

Facilitating the identification and locus of Heschl’s Gyrus: Part 1

by Aaron Whiteley & Frank Musiek, University of Arizona This commentary has been divided into two parts that will be presented in two successive months of Pathways. It is based on the lab work of the first author (AW). The first part will deal primarily with an overview of the actual research related to a particular measurement technique for locating
Feb. 08, 2023

Sound Localization

Editors Note: Barrett St. George, while at the University of Arizona did some extensive work on sound localization that led to his Ph.D. dissertation. I have asked him to summarize his research for a 5 minute read for our Pathways readers.   by Barrett St. George Hearing & Balance Doctors, St. George, Utah Sound localization is an auditory skill often
Jan. 13, 2023

January 2023 NeuroAudiology Newsletter

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Jan. 06, 2023

The Auditory System: What’s the Cerebellum got to do with it?

Dr. Frank Musiek
By Hillary K. Siddons and Frank E. Musiek, University of Connecticut The cerebellum is a complex neural structure located at the base of the skull in the posterior fossa. It lies caudal to the occipital lobe of the brain and dorsal to the brainstem, at the level of the pons and the medulla. The cerebellum is separated from the brainstem by
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