Category: Auditory Processing Disorders

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Neuroaudiology: An Interview with Frank Musiek

Frank Musiek, PhD, is a renowned audiology researcher, professor, and clinician. His research has contributed to our fundamental understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiology of the human auditory system, as well as tests of the auditory brainstem and central auditory pathway, at least three of which are mainstays in today’s clinical test battery.

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AAA 2019 Convention Features “The Best of Audiology” in Columbus, Ohio

Adding value to audiology services, connectivity and remote care with hearing aids, and the dynamic changes in hearing healthcare—ranging from reimbursement to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids—were some of the major themes of the 2019 American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Convention held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio on March 27-30.

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Cortical Neuroplasticity in Hearing Loss: Why It Matters in Clinical Decision-Making for Children and Adults

With a better understanding of cortical brain changes associated with hearing loss, the potential to develop objective brain-based tools (ie, biomarkers) increases. These tools may help clinicians determine when a patient should receive intervention, what kind of intervention or rehabilitation would be ideal, and may offer the ability to monitor how well a chosen intervention or rehabilitation method is working. Prominent researchers Anu Sharma and Hannah Glick explain why.

Beyond Controversies: The Science Behind Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a complex and evolving subject, but remains a solid diagnostic entity. While there is some variance in diagnostic criteria across US and European professional association guidelines, this simply reflects the need for additional research with participants with confirmed CAPD. A considerable body of research exists demonstrating the efficiency of individual central auditory tests and central auditory test batteries based on performance of individuals with confirmed CANS lesions, including such lesions in children. Authors Gail Chermak, PhD, Frank Musiek, PhD, and Jeffrey Weihing, PhD, provide information that will assist clinicians in making informed, evidence-based clinical decisions about CAPD.

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Compression Speed and Cognition: A Variable Speed Compressor for All

In the past 15 years, research has suggested that people with hearing loss might benefit from either fast or slow compression depending on their cognitive status. This article reviews the concept of compressor speed and its possible relationship to cognitive capacity and also looks at how the Variable Speed Compressor (VSC) used in the BEYOND hearing aid may allow optimal speech understanding for people with all cognitive backgrounds.

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