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

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…

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

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…

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Can noise makes listening and learning easier?

Associate Professor Wayne Wilson Ph.D. Head of Audiology, The University of Queensland, Australia, E: w.wilson@uq.edu.au.   It is widely suggested that noise impairs cognition (e.g., Ronsse & Wang, 2010; Shield & Dockrell, 2003). For this reason, we often seek to reduce noise particularly in learning environments such as schools and universities. But what if noise…

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Some Essential Calibration Measurements in CAPD Testing

Frank Musiek, Ph.D., University of Arizona Many years ago, in one of my first job interviews, I was asked what the difference and related implications was between electronic calibration and acoustic calibration. That question is one I never forgot because at the time, I was a little surprised. But, after thinking about it, I realized…

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