Causal attributions in King-Kopetzky syndrome

  title={Causal attributions in King-Kopetzky syndrome},
  author={Helen Pryce and Chris Metcalfe and Lindsay St. Claire and Amanda Hall},
  journal={International Journal of Audiology},
  pages={482 - 487}
Abstract At least 10% of people who present for help with hearing difficulties will be found to have normal hearing thresholds. These cases are clinically categorized as King-Kopetzky syndrome (KKS), obscure auditory dysfunction (OAD), or auditory processing disorder (APD). While recent research has focussed on the possible mechanistic basis for these difficulties, the perceptions of the hearing difficulties that lead people to seek help have not hitherto been identified. This study presents… 
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