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Based on recommendations by Musiek & Chermak (1994, American Journal of Audiology, 3, 23-27) and ASHA (1996, American Journal of Audiology, 5(2), 41-54), a battery of four commonly used tests was selected and recorded for use in assessing school children. These tests were labeled the Multiple Auditory Processing Assessment (MAPA) and then administered to an(More)
Central auditory processing disorders among school-age children have been challenging to identify and treat. Many issues remain that need to be resolved. Here, we compare and contrast findings on 331 school-age children who were given two of the more common central auditory processing disorder tests (Staggered Spondaic Word [SSW] Test and the SCAN Screening(More)
The theoretical issues surrounding central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) are reviewed here, especially with reference to the central auditory behavioral processes and the auditory test measures as prescribed in the ASHA (1996, American Journal of Audiology, 5(2), 41-54) statement on CAPD. A simplified nomenclature is recommended that directly relates(More)
This article presents important factors related to hearing impairment, medical concerns related to hearing, hearing handicap, and epidemiological principles as considerations in selection of a protocol in adult/elderly hearing screening (18 yr and older). I encourage protocol validation which incorporates a series of criteria: medical conditions, rates of(More)
Specific frequency and degree of hearing loss data were determined for 202 elderly nursing home residents (159 females, 43 males) drawn from five nursing homes in three cities. Mean hearing levels and distribution of degree of hearing loss are presented for subjects by decade groups. Data also are presented by sex and by ear. Pure tone averages (500, 1000,(More)
In a sample of 104 elderly nursing home residents, collapsed ear canals were found in 41% of the subjects. Age emerged as a significant factor in these data since collapsed ear canals were significantly more common among the nursing home residents that were age 80 or over. Based on these findings, mean hearing threshold data on this population will(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of age on acoustic impedance values in the elderly. Pure tone, otoscopic, and impedance testing were conducted with subjects from 20 to 29, 60 to 69, and 70 to 79 years of age. Results revealed a slight, but nonsignificant, tendency for static compliance values to decrease with age, suggesting that the(More)
Because self-assessment measures are helpful in identifying handicap/communication difficulties, they have an important place in hearing screening protocols for adult/elderly persons. When impairment is used as the criterion, questionnaire results can be used to calculate sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and efficiency for a variety of fences.(More)
A comprehensive follow-up protocol was designed and utilized to assess benefit, use, and satisfaction from hearing aids. The benefit assessments included functional gain measures, and speech intelligibility in quiet and in noise. Hearing aid use was evaluated based on a questionnaire which asked for an estimate of daily use in hours and also an accounting(More)