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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Evaluation and Management of Adult Auditory Processing Disorders: Part 1

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: A significant part of our clinical practice is evaluating and managing patients with auditory processing disorders (APD). All too often adults are overlooked when…

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An Overview of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Alix M. Moody and Matthew S. Lee Faculty Mentor:  Annette Hurley LSU Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Communication Disorders Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood acquired aphasia of unknown etiology, characterized by a regression in language and abnormal electroencephalogram activity bilaterally in the speech cortex (Hungerford et al., 1998; Van Slyke, 2004). LKS…

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