Access Audiology Considers Electrophysiologic Measures in Audiologic Testing What do you do if audiometric thresholds are normal but a patient reports difficulty hearing in background noise? Current diagnostic tests are not sensitive enough to detect hidden hearing loss. In the July issue of Access Audiology, audiologist Kimberly Jenkins looks at research underway at Walter Reed National Military Medical ... ASHA News
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Access Audiology Considers Electrophysiologic Measures in Audiologic Testing
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Access Audiology Considers Electrophysiologic Measures in Audiologic Testing
The ASHA Leader, July 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.23072018.62
The ASHA Leader, July 2018, Vol. 23, 62. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.23072018.62
What do you do if audiometric thresholds are normal but a patient reports difficulty hearing in background noise?
Current diagnostic tests are not sensitive enough to detect hidden hearing loss. In the July issue of Access Audiology, audiologist Kimberly Jenkins looks at research underway at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to investigate this issue.
In her article, Jenkins—a research audiologist at the center—indicates that the frequency following response (FFR) from electrophysiologic testing appears to be a promising measure. The FFR is a unique measure arising from the midbrain that preserves spectral and temporal components of incoming acoustic signals. Subsequent correlational analyses can provide information about the auditory system’s ability to process incoming signals, which could reveal subtle anomalies in auditory processing.
ASHA Access Audiology is a bimonthly electronic newsletter that addresses the interests and needs of professionals and students interested in hearing, balance and the profession of audiology.
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