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There is widespread recognition that consistency between research centres in the ways that patients with tinnitus are assessed and outcomes following interventions are measured would facilitate more effective co-operation and more meaningful evaluations and comparisons of outcomes. At the first Tinnitus Research Initiative meeting held in Regensburg in July(More)
The rationale to evaluate for central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) in school-aged children is based on the assumption that an auditory-specific perceptual deficit underlies many learning problems including specific reading and language disabilities. A fundamental issue in this area is whether convincing empirical evidence exists to validate this(More)
Dynamics of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity during auditory information processing were evaluated in response to changes in stimulus complexity, stimulus discriminability and attention using the oddball paradigm. In comparison to pre-stimulus baseline conditions, auditory stimulation synchronized EEG activity in delta, theta and alpha frequency(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a contemporary neuroimaging modality used to study connectivity patterns and microstructure of white matter tracts in the brain. The use of DTI in the study of tinnitus is a relatively unexplored methodology with no studies focusing specifically on tinnitus induced by noise exposure. In this investigation, participants were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate outpatient outcome measures of a multi-center, state-wide, universal newborn hearing screening project. DESIGN Eight hospitals participated in a 3-yr, funded project. Each hospital designed its own protocol using common criteria for judging whether an infant passed a hearing screening. Infants were tested in the hospital, and(More)
BACKGROUND The authors reviewed the evidence regarding the existence of age-related declines in central auditory processes and the consequences of any such declines for everyday communication. PURPOSE This report summarizes the review process and presents its findings. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS The authors reviewed 165 articles germane to central(More)
PURPOSE This article argues for the use of modality specificity as a unifying framework by which to conceptualize and diagnose central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). The intent is to generate dialogue and critical discussion in this area of study. METHOD Research in the cognitive, behavioral, and neural sciences that relates to the concept of(More)
Tinnitus is most often initiated by modality specific otopathologic disturbances affecting peripheral and central auditory pathways. However, there is growing evidence indicating that the anatomical location generating tinnitus occurs at sites different from the initial pathology. Support for this notion is found in individuals where tinnitus can be(More)
One of the disabilities in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) is dysphagia. To establish the prevalence of dysphagia in a population of children with CP, and to determine if any factors are related to dysphagia, we studied 56 CP patients, 5-21 years, enrolled in a primary school for the disabled. Fifteen patients (27%) had either radiographic or clinical(More)
Two experiments were performed to study short-term acoustic recognition memory using synthesized binary tone patterns within a three-interval, three-alternative forced choice psychophysical procedure. In Experiment 1, subjects showed as significant performance advantage in processing binary frequency patterns over intensity and duration patterns. In(More)