Penelope R Hill

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Developmental dyslexia is characterized by a phonological processing deficit and impaired low-level auditory processing may contribute to this problem. However, this remains controversial because not all dyslexic individuals show psychophysical deficits on auditory processing tasks; hence it has been argued that auditory processing deficits are not a causal(More)
Children have higher auditory backward masking (BM) thresholds than adults. One explanation for this is poor temporal resolution, resulting in difficulty separating brief or rapidly presented sounds. This implies that the auditory temporal window is broader in children than in adults. Alternatively, elevated BM thresholds in children may indicate poor(More)
Claims have been made that language-impaired children have deficits processing rapidly presented or brief sensory information. These claims, known as the 'temporal processing hypothesis', are supported by demonstrations that language-impaired children have excess backward masking (BM). One explanation for these results is that BM is developmentally delayed(More)
There is electrophysiological evidence that phonological categorization has occurred within 100-200 ms post stimulus onset for the syllables /tae/ and /dae/, which vary in voice onset time. Using a similar paradigm, this study investigated when phonological categorization occurred for the contrast between /I/ and /epsilon/, using synthesized speech tokens(More)
It has been proposed that specific language impairment (SLI) is caused by an impairment of auditory processing, but it is unclear whether this problem affects temporal processing, frequency discrimination (FD), or both. Furthermore, there are few longitudinal studies in this area, making it hard to establish whether any deficit represents a developmental(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES In October 2009, a multi-disciplinary group of UK clinicians met to review issues relating to bone-anchored hearing-aid (BAHA) development. The aim was to help define a model for BAHA services and service development via a process of widespread consultation with UK BAHA professionals. METHODS A modified Delphi technique was used.(More)
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