Managing CAPDs while mitigating COVID-19: some considerations for accommodations

by Jeanane M. Ferre, PhD, Audiologist, CCC-A We all are adapting our practices to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic including increased use of telehealth and implementation of safe in-person practice guidelines as recommended by the CDC, ASHA, AAA and our States’ Public Health Offices. As we move forward, we also need to revise…

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Some Audiological Aspects of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

By Julia Bak, B.S. Speech, Language, and Hearing Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ   Though often under the audiology diagnostic radar, many patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) (or epilepsy in general) have central auditory processing deficits (CAPD) and related auditory problems (Ehrlé, et al., 2001). Temporal lobe epilepsy, itself, will seldom affect pure-tone…

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Neuro-otology Intraoperative Neuromonitoring: Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses

Krista Fitzgerald, Au.D., CCC-A, CNIM Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education, University of Florida Doctor of Audiology Program IONM liaison for SpecialtyCare, LLC   Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) is the use of electrophysiological measures during surgery in an attempt to reduce the risk of neurological insult involving the peripheral and central nervous system…

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Part II: A Call for Implementing the Comprehensive Neurodiagnostic Audiology Evaluation: Effects of Concussion on Central Auditory and Vestibular Function

Jennifer Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A Speech and Hearing Sciences, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University   As mentioned in Part I of this two-part series, corpus callosum strain has been documented in the literature to be the most reliable indicator for concussion cases in football (Laksari et al., 2018; Kleiven, 2006; Hernandez et al.,…

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