Title

Auditory Processing in Fluency Disorders

Presentation Type

Poster

Abstract

There is no definite etiology for stuttering. One possible cause is Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). Two specific audiological procedures that have been implicated to test for the presence of APD in children and adults and can be applied to adult stuttering subjects. These include the Masking Level Difference (MLD) and Backward Masking (BM). The MLD is a binaural task requiring listeners to respond to the presence of a tone in a background noise. The tone is presented with a phase dfference between the two ears. While the MLD is useful to test for central processes in binaural processing, the BM procedure is a monaural task. This task requires the subject to respond to the presence of an audible tone before a noise masking noise is presented. This study will report the results of APD testing with subjects with fluency disorders and matched controls.

Category

Life Sciences

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Auditory Processing in Fluency Disorders

There is no definite etiology for stuttering. One possible cause is Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). Two specific audiological procedures that have been implicated to test for the presence of APD in children and adults and can be applied to adult stuttering subjects. These include the Masking Level Difference (MLD) and Backward Masking (BM). The MLD is a binaural task requiring listeners to respond to the presence of a tone in a background noise. The tone is presented with a phase dfference between the two ears. While the MLD is useful to test for central processes in binaural processing, the BM procedure is a monaural task. This task requires the subject to respond to the presence of an audible tone before a noise masking noise is presented. This study will report the results of APD testing with subjects with fluency disorders and matched controls.