New developments in the assessment and management of auditory processing disorders

Jane A. Baran, Jennifer Brooke Shinn, Frank Musiek

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This paper discusses three new developments in the assessment and management of auditory professing disorders (APD) that hold great potential for clinical application in the future. These developments include: 1) the introduction of a new test of temporal resolution (a gap detection test), which promises to fill a void in the current APD assessment arena; 2) the development of a novel intervention approach designed to facilitate resolution of ear differences noted during dichotic speech testing; and 3) the application of electrophysiological test measures to document the efficacy of auditory training programs as rehabilitative strategies. Each of these developments will be described and the available data to support its use in the assessment and/or management of individuals with APD will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-45
Number of pages11
JournalAudiological Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Dichotic interaural intensity differences
  • Electrophysiological assessment
  • Gap detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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