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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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Toward Differential Diagnosis in Adult Hearing Healthcare

If the inquisitive individual starts asking about the why of his/her hearing loss—the actual physical reasons and possible proof—and what anatomical structures are involved (and/or by how much), I’m afraid most dispensing professionals necessarily resort to studious equivocation. Although important strides have been made, routine differential diagnosis remains something of a chimera when it comes to hearing loss.

Book Serves As Clinical Guide for Auditory Processing Deficits

A new book from Thieme, Auditory Processing Deficits, provides clinical information on APD, an important, growing area of interest in the field of audiology. Written by Vishakha Rawool, PhD, the book contains the latest guidelines on screening, diagnosis, and intervention of auditory processing deficits, and includes key information on related assessment tools and management strategies.

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Do Our Expectations of Sound Affect What We Hear?

Scientists are investigating auditory central processing in an effort to better understand whether our expectations of sound affect how, and what, we hear. Bournemouth University and Heidelberg University researchers are using computational neuroscience models to map the way the brain processes sound.

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