An update on professional education and clinical practices in central auditory processing

Gail D. Chermak, Mary E. Silva, Jeffrey Nye, Jon Hasbrouck, Frank E. Musiek

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Abstract

Results of an online questionnaire probing audiologists' professional education and clinical practices in central auditory processing and its disorders are reported. Respondents demonstrated scant knowledge of the efficiency of central auditory tests and procedures; however, they were rather consistent in reporting more frequent use of tests and procedures they rated as more efficient. Many of the tests and procedures (including electrophysiologic measures) reported as most frequently used are among those cited in the literature as having good sensitivity and specificity. Respondents recognized the audiologist's treatment responsibilities in the areas of environmental accommodations and assistive listening devices; however, less than hall of the respondents judged auditory training to fall within the audiologist's purview. Comparison with a similar study published in 1998 revealed an increase in respondents' academic preparation in (C)APD, with little change in clinical preparation, and use of a more efficient central auditory test battery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-452
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Audiology
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • (Central) auditory processing disorder
  • Assessment
  • Clinical practices
  • Diagnostics
  • Intervention
  • Management
  • Professional education
  • Screening
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

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