Pathways Interview with Amy Bradbury, Educational Audiologist

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…

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Frequency discrimination in children at a glance

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…

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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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The Short Increment Sensitivity Index (SISI): An Auditory Discrimination Application?

Pathways: A 5 minute informative read…… by Frank Musiek   It has been long recognized by many in audiology and hearing science that our field lacks clinically useable measures of auditory discrimination. This shortcoming, though commonly recognized, continues to be an omission in terms of thorough assessments of a patients’ hearing status in audiology clinics…

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