Jan. 11, 2024

ABR and CAPD/NeuroAudiology: Some Clarification

by Frank Musiek, PhD In a recent discussion a question came up asking if ABR was considered a central auditory test. Of course, it is – and a very good one within its limitations. However, I wondered why the question even came up. Certainly, as we all know the ABR waves III, IV, and V are generated by neurons in
Dec. 06, 2023

Pathways: An historical vignette: Proceedings of a Symposium on Central Auditory Processing Disorders

Frank Musiek   In 1974 one of the first major symposia on auditory processing took place at the University of Nebraska Medical Center by and was organized by Marsha Sullivan. The proceedings of this conference was published  a year later. Though this meeting was relatively early in the history of CAPD, there were many important ideas and concepts critical to
Nov. 08, 2023

Pathways Interview with Ron Leavitt, Director, Corvallis Hearing Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Editor’s Note: On occasion Pathways will publish interviews with basic and clinical scientists. This month we feature a clinician who also has had long standing interest in the science as it influences the clinician. Ron Leavitt provides an interesting profile that  we think readers will enjoy and from which we can learn. Hi Ron, thanks for doing this interview !
Oct. 19, 2023

Pathways: An informative 5 minute read…… The Binaural Interaction Component (BIC)

by Frank Musiek, PhD While coursing through the literature the other day I came across some relatively recent articles that reported on some recent research on the binaural interaction component or BIC. I was a bit surprised because the BIC’s popularity in the 1980’s seemed to have subsided for many years. Therefore, I thought it appropriate to briefly comment on
Sep. 06, 2023

Inter-aural intensity difference (IID) Revisited

Pathways: An informative 5 minute read… by Frank Musiek, PhD In diagnostic audiology procedures are developed, reported and often show promise. However, for some reason of many these procedures are never adopted for clinical use. In this script we will revisit one such audiological procedure – it was termed the inter-aural intensity difference (IID). Marilyn Pinheiro developed this particular procedure
Apr. 05, 2023

Facilitating the identification and locus of Heschl’s Gyrus: Part 2 

by Aaron Whiteley & Frank Musiek, University of Arizona Intro. & Review of Part 1: In part 1 an overview of the research in validating the 2/3 rule in the location of Heschl’s gyrus was discussed. The data showed that, within measurement limitations the 2/3 rule can be used to accurately locate Heschl’s gyrus in the human brain. In part
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
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