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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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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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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