Congenital and Acquired Amusia as Categories of CAPD (Part 2)

Carrie M. Clancy, B.A., M.M. Graduate Student, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona   Part 1 of this article provided a brief overview of congenital and acquired amusia as forms of CAPD. Part 2, presented here, is intended to suggest potential avenues for continued research regarding both congenital and acquired amusias.…

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Congenital and Acquired Amusia as Categories of CAPD (Part 1)

Carrie M. Clancy, B.A., M.M. Graduate Student, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona   Commonly called “tone deafness”, amusia is defined as the inability to recognize or reproduce musical tones. Amusia can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired sometime later in life, as from brain damage due to stroke or…

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The Dichotic Difference Score (DDS)

By: Frank Musiek The dichotic difference score (DDS) has been utilized periodically over the history of dichotic listening. It represents an interesting manipulation of dichotics and relates to its various applications. The DDS simply requires the computation of the differences on performance of dichotic listening between the right and left ears. Generally, this means that…

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Cognitive and Educational factors: Their influence in Auditory Processing Performance

Eliane Schochat1, Renata Filippini1, Frank Musiek 1 Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, BR Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is projected to be within the top 15 leading causes of burden of disease by 2030 (Mathers & Loncar, 2006 ). Acquired hearing loss can negatively affect mental health, participation in interpersonal relations, and…

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