Heschl’s Gyrus tonotopic

Tonotopicity of Heschl’s Gyrus: Selected Comments for Audiology

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…

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Evaluation and Management of Adult Auditory Processing Disorders: Part II

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).…

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Evaluation and Management of Adult Auditory Processing Disorders: Part 1

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…

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An Overview of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

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…

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