Physiological assessment of cochlear and auditory nerve integrity in children suspected of auditory processing disorder - Year two

Nearly 2 % of school-aged children face difficulty in understanding speech in the presence of background noise. These children are often referred to audiology clinics for a central auditory processing (CAP) assessment. The purpose of the referral is to rule out an auditory processing disorder (APD). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends to include electrophysiological measures to assess the neural integrity in children sAPD. However, less than 15 % of audiologist include the electrophysiological measure in their battery of assessment. The aim of this project is to develop or improvise existing electrophysiological measures to detect auditory brainstem abnormalities in children sAPD. This will be achieved in collaboration with Vivosonic. Inc. Clinically available two-channel Vivosonic Integrity system will be used to record auditory evoked potentials (AEP) in APD children, typically developing children and adults. Findings of this study may provide novel information regarding the neural processing in APD children. TO BE CONT'D

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Sangamanatha Ankmnal Veeranna
Faculty Supervisor: 
Prudence Allen
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Ontario
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