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Efficacy of Auditory Training Using the Auditory Brainstem Response to Complex Sounds: Auditory Processing Disorder and Specific Language Impairment

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Filippini, R. [1] ; Befi-Lopes, D. M. [1] ; Schochat, E. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Physiotherapy Speech Language & Hearing Sci, Sch Med, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: FOLIA PHONIATRICA ET LOGOPAEDICA; v. 64, n. 5, p. 217-226, 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 12

Objectives: This study verified the efficacy of a formal auditory training (AT) program in children with hearing and language disorders using the auditory brainstem response to complex sounds (c-ABR) with and without background noise. Patients and Methods: Thirty children (7-13 years) were distributed into four groups: typical development (TD: n = 7), auditory processing disorder (APD: n = 9) and specific language disorder (SLIa: n = 6, and SLIb: n = 8). All children underwent behavioral assessment of auditory processing and c-ABR with and without background noise. The APD and SLIa groups underwent 8 weeks of formal AT, but all children were reevaluated 12 weeks after the initial assessment. Results: The TD group presented better behavioral performance than the other groups. For c-ABR in silence, no significant differences were observed among groups or assessments, except regarding VA complex measures, which were altered in the APD group. For c-ABR with background noise, however, the APD, SLIa and SLIb groups presented delayed latencies. Groups that underwent formal AT improved behavioral performance and decreased latencies to c-ABR in background noise at final assessment. Conclusions: These data suggest that efficacy of formal AT can be demonstrated by c-ABR with background noise. Copyright (C) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/50416-0 - Efficacy of auditory training using evoked potentials to complex sound in hearing and language disorders
Grantee:Renata Filippini
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)