Dr Jane Madell
... and FM systems, assessment of auditory function, family support, and
evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders. Dr Madell
has published 5 books, and numerous book chapters and journal articles.
She presents nationally and internationally on topics related to hearing
loss and other a ...
Sedated auditory evaluation
... What to Expect During the Evaluation Process:
A comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of the patient’s auditory system function.
A full explanation of results
A written report mailed to you and your child’s doctor
Referrals to other relevant specialists such as : Speech Language Pathologist ...
Inferior Colliculus (Localization)
Thalamus—Medial Geniculate Body
(include multi-sensory cells)
Final Projects Due
Test 2 Review
... 1. What is the purpose of speech testing and AR?
2. What four components of audibility are mentioned as a part of the AR evaluation?
3. What are the four (traditional variables that are important considerations in the
4. Describe the 8 factors that are important in speech recognition ...
Guide to Frequently Used Acronyms and Terms
... BOA: Behavioral Observation Audiometry. A hearing test that assesses a baby’s behavior in
response to sound (Startle, eye movement, head movement, sucking cessation)
Hearing and Auditory Processing Basics
... The auditory system is divided into four parts:
1. Outer ear (OE) – consists of the pinna and external auditory canal (meatus) which is
responsible for hair cell secretion of cerumen (wax). The OE is responsible for
localization and funnelling sound into the ear. Earwax protects foreign objects from ...
Auditory processing disorder
Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information. Individuals with APD usually have normal structure and function of the outer, middle and inner ear (peripheral hearing). However, they cannot process the information they hear in the same way as others do, which leads to difficulties in recognizing and interpreting sounds, especially the sounds composing speech. It is thought that these difficulties arise from dysfunction in the central nervous system.APD does not feature in mainstream diagnostic classifications such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV). The American Academy of Audiology notes that APD is diagnosed by difficulties in one or more auditory processes known to reflect the function of the central auditory nervous system.APD can affect both children and adults, although the actual prevalence is currently unknown. It has been suggested that males are twice as likely to be affected by the disorder as females, but there are no good epidemiological studies.