Home is Where the…ABR Testing Happens!

Ashley Parker, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut Erika Skoe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut   Motivated by the goal of making research participation more inclusive and more convenient, our lab, the Auditory Brainstem Research Lab at the University of…

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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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