Utilization of the Dichotic Difference Score

Annette Hurley, PhD., CCC-A, Dept. of Communication Disorders LSU Health Sciences Center, ahurle@lsuhsc.edu   Introduction Dichotic listening tests are one of the most frequently used behavioral tests included in the behavioral Auditory Processing disorder (APD) test battery (Emanuel et al, 2011).  Dichotic tests are sensitive to the maturation and development of the central auditory nervous system (CANS),…

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Some effects of temporal lobe damage on auditory perception by Doreen Kimura, 1961: Comments and observations of the classic article.

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.   Some effects of temporal lobe damage and auditory perception is perhaps one of the most important articles in regard to the knowledge on not only dichotic listening, but also the effect of various auditory disorders and the related neural substrate on dichotic listening. Dr. Kimura was one of the first to…

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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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Diagnosis and Treatment of Amblyaudia, a type of Auditory Processing Disorder

[A preview of a the presentation at Pathways for AAA by Deborah Moncrief] Amblyaudia is a deficit in binaural integration, a process that begins with excitatory and inhibitory activation in the medial and lateral superior olivary complexes of the auditory brainstem (Tollin, 2003).  Interaural timing and intensity differences are used to detect coincident signals and…

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