Politics, and Processing

Frank Musiek   By the time this is published in Pathways the mid term election results should be in the books. Also, at first glance, the combination of politics and auditory processing would seem to be more than a bit unusual. However, then senatorial candidate John Fetterman’s stroke, in the spring of this year, made…

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Pathways Interview with Amy Bradbury, Educational Audiologist

Editors note: Pathways had an opportunity to learn about educational audiology—an area for which our Pathway readers have had a paucity of exposure. So here for your edification, is an interview with educational audiologist, Amy Bradbury. Q Hi Amy, thanks for this interview. Tell us about your background and your employer.  Thank you, Frank, for…

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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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