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.
Tag: auditory processing disorders
“Whattage” represents the frequency with which a listener uses “What?”, cognate words, or behaviors that prompt repetitions by a communicatively significant other. The concept of “Whattage” has broad implications for marketing the value of hearing correction to the general public, as well as individual members of the communicative dyad.Read More
Donna Geffner, PhD, says that if we wait until age 7 or 8 to intervene on behalf of children with auditory processing disorders, we are denying them the benefits of early intervention, remediation, treatment, and the right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE).Read More
A new combination of tests can help audiologists working with children who have listening difficulties more accurately diagnose auditory processing disorders (APD), and distinguish these from other disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and autism.Read More
Despite a well-attended history, there is little agreement on the definition, diagnosis or treatment of auditory processing disorders (APDs) in 2016. APDs remain universally ill-defined and poorly understood. In this article, co-authors Beck, Clarke and Moore tackle contemporary APD issues, and more.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More