Part 1 – Central Auditory Evaluation in Private Practice: A Commentary with historical context and case observations.

Editor’s note: Dr. Ivey presents an historical as well as his clinical perspective on CAPD in practice. In over 40 years of academic as well as clinical experience Dr. Ivey has seen a wide variety of patients. In this issue of Pathways we have asked him to write a brief commentary on some of his…

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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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Some Essential Calibration Measurements in CAPD Testing

Frank Musiek, Ph.D., University of Arizona Many years ago, in one of my first job interviews, I was asked what the difference and related implications was between electronic calibration and acoustic calibration. That question is one I never forgot because at the time, I was a little surprised. But, after thinking about it, I realized…

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Wilder Penfield’s Contributions to Auditory Science: A Commentary

Abbie White, B.S. Au.D. Student, University of Arizona, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences   Wilder Graves Penfield was a neurosurgeon whose contributions were vital to the field of auditory science. Born on January 26, 1891, in Spokane, Washington, Penfield made an impact at an early age. Penfield attended Princeton University where he became…

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