Give P1 a Chance!

Frank Musiek, Ph.D. This commentary is one that is consistent with the mission of the Pathways column. It brings attention to topics that perhaps have been underplayed in the audiology community. This Pathways article will focus on an auditory evoked potential (AEP) that should be considered more than it has been – especially for use…

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Decruitment and the Growth of Loudness in the Ears of Brain-Damaged Adults (1973): A Historical Article Review from the Archives

A Historical Vignette . . . Editor’s note: Occasionally Pathways will issue a review and discussion of a historical article that at the time of publication that was innovative and of significant value. The following is such an article – with its value carrying over to the present day. This article was brought to our…

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Can Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials Demonstrate An Electrophysiological Release From Masking In Noise?

Andrew Stuart1 & Sarah P. Faucette2 1Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2Department of Otolaryngology & Communicative Sciences, The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS   Clinicians typically evaluate auditory function with behavioral testing. When patients cannot be assessed with behavioral techniques, auditory evoked potentials are often employed.…

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Dynorphins: Their Likely Role in Neural Excitotoxicity and Inflammation within the Cochlea

by Tony L. Sahley, Ph.D., CCC-A Acoustic overstimulation (AOS) is defined as an over-exposure to stressfully loud sounds. AOS often results in symptoms that include a chronic reduction in hearing sensitivity, referred to as a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). AOS is the principal cause of acquired SNHL and is second only to SNHL that is…

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