Ronald L. Schow

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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)
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)
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)
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)
In a sample of 80 persons in the 60-79-year age range, threshold shifts suggestive of collapsible ear canals were found in over one third of the subjects. A very conservative interpretation of the data suggests that at least 10-16% of these 60-79-year old elderly subjects have collapsible ear canals. Neither sex nor age was related significantly to(More)
The hearing handicap scale, a commonly used self-assessment measure, was administered to 50 subjects with normal hearing and hearing impairment. These subjects were then divided into three groups based on pure tone test results so that the range of hearing handicap scale scores could be determined for different hearing sensitivities. Subjects in one group(More)
Dedication This test is designed in the hope of improving the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with Central Auditory Processing Disorders. We hope it is helpful to many children and their parents. We affectionately dedicate our efforts here to our parents. MA & PA we thank you. Acknowledgements We warmly thank those who have collaborated with(More)
Self-assessment of hearing is being used for screening, diagnostic, and rehabilitative audiology. Hearing handicap/disability measures were derived on a large number of patients who were classified based on pure tone findings into Pure Tone Groups (PTGs). A systematic relationship was found between handicap/disability as measured with Self-Assessment of(More)
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