Debora R Hatch

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OBJECTIVE To report the patient's characteristics, preoperative audiological profiles, surgical outcomes, and postoperative performance for children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) who ultimately received cochlear implants (CIs). DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal study of children with ANSD who received CIs after a stepwise management(More)
Thresholds for a 400-ms 1000-Hz pure-tone signal were obtained as a function of masking noise bandwidth for unmodulated and square wave modulated masking noise. Rates of modulation were 10 and 40 Hz. Noise bandwidths were 128 Hz, 387 Hz, 921 Hz, and 1505 Hz. The masking noise was either continuous or gated on and off with the signal. In general, signal(More)
Normal-hearing subjects participated in two CMR experiments. For experiment 1, two, three, five or nine 20-Hz-wide comodulated flanking bands were presented continuously or gated simultaneously with a 2000-Hz signal. The signal had a duration of 400 ms. Larger CMRs were obtained as the number of flanking bands increased for both the continuous and gated(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed (1) to investigate the feasibility of recording the electrically evoked auditory event-related potential (eERP), including the onset P1-N1-P2 complex and the electrically evoked auditory change complex (EACC) in response to temporal gaps, in children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD); and (2) to evaluate the(More)
There is a growing body of research that shows evidence of central neural reorganization in response to lesions in the auditory periphery, even if the lesions occur in maturity. This reorganization consists of an increased neural representation of frequencies corresponding to the edge frequency of the lesion. Data were collected to determine whether this(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Compare outcomes among children with inner ear malformations and/or cochlear nerve deficiency (CND) who have received a cochlear implant (CI). STUDY DESIGN Individual retrospective cohort study from 1993 to 2010. METHODS A select cohort of 76 children was identified. Imaging characteristics, operative findings, complications,(More)
Detection thresholds for temporal gaps between markers of dissimilar frequency are usually elevated with respect to thresholds for gaps between markers of similar frequency. Because gaps between markers of dissimilar frequency represent both a spectrally based perceptual discontinuity as well as a temporal discontinuity, it is not clear what factors(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of a gold vapor pulsed laser versus an argon dye continuous wave laser system in decreasing the amount of obstruction caused by endobronchial tumors when they are treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT). STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS The percentage of endobronchial obstruction from tumors before(More)
The first experiment investigated the effects of mild to moderate sensorineural hearing impairment on temporal analysis for noise stimuli of varying bandwidth. Tasks of temporal gap detection, amplitude modulation (AM) detection, and AM discrimination were examined. Relatively high levels of stimulation were used in order to reduce the possibility that the(More)