Magda Bergman

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A new procedural version of the Willeford competing sentences test (Willeford. Audiol Hear Educ 1976;2:12-20) is introduced here for use with brain damaged patients. The threshold-of-interference test seeks the minimal level of the competing sentences at which the patient can no longer repeat the message at the test ear. Findings are reported for normal(More)
Special listening tests have been applied to patients with cerebral cranial injury to determine whether such tests of auditory performance will provide functional evidence of lesions which are difficult to examine physically. There have been many reports in the literature on the apparent relationship between lesions affecting portions of the central(More)
Two theories have been advanced to explain the underlying process of writing acquisition. The first sees a global registration of whole words in a pictorial (graphic) form; the second is based on an analysis synthesis process of each word into its sound (phonemes), and the translation of each phoneme into its graphic form (grapheme). This paper, derived(More)
Adrian Linnane1, Brendan Ball1, Brian Munday1, Bob van Marlen2, Magda Bergman3 and Ronald Fonteyne4 1The Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway 2Rijks Instituut voor Visserij Onderzoek, IJmuiden, The Netherlands. 3Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee, Texel, The Netherlands. 4Agricultural Research Centre-Ghent,(More)
In a study of hemispheric dominance for the perception of speech the performance of 28 young children with congenital or infantile hemiplegia was compared with that of their normal peers and recently brain damage nonaphasic adults. Our results confirm Goodglass's findings that in children with early left hemisphere damage the transfer of dominance for(More)
Two groups of brain damaged adults, those with cerebrocranial injury (CCI) and victims of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) were tested with the competing sentences test of Willeford (In: Central Auditory Dysfunction. New York: Grune and Stratton, 1977: Chap 2). The main purpose was the exposure of functional disorders of communication in such patients who(More)
The notched-noise procedure of Patterson (1974, Journal of the Accoustical Society of America, 55, 802-809; 1976, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 59, 640-654) was employed in revealing changes in auditory frequency selectivity (FS) in noise-exposed industrial workers in manufacturing plants in which noise levels in the working environment(More)