Part 1 – Gap Detection: The Past, Present, and Future

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,…

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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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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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