auditory perceptual disorders

Summary

Summary: Acquired or developmental cognitive disorders of AUDITORY PERCEPTION characterized by a reduced ability to perceive information contained in auditory stimuli despite intact auditory pathways. Affected individuals have difficulty with speech perception, sound localization, and comprehending the meaning of inflections of speech.

Top Publications

  1. Russo N, Nicol T, Zecker S, Hayes E, Kraus N. Auditory training improves neural timing in the human brainstem. Behav Brain Res. 2005;156:95-103 pubmed
    ..Additionally, several measures of brainstem response timing were related to changes in cortical physiology, as well as perceptual, academic, and cognitive measures from pre- to post-training...
  2. Dawes P, Bishop D. The SCAN-C in testing for auditory processing disorder in a sample of British children. Int J Audiol. 2007;46:780-6 pubmed
    ..Implications for use of the SCAN-C with UK children are discussed...
  3. Dawes P, Bishop D, Sirimanna T, Bamiou D. Profile and aetiology of children diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD). Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008;72:483-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study sought to describe presenting features and investigate aetiological factors for children diagnosed with APD compared to those for whom APD was excluded...
  4. Tillmann B, Schulze K, Foxton J. Congenital amusia: a short-term memory deficit for non-verbal, but not verbal sounds. Brain Cogn. 2009;71:259-64 pubmed publisher
    ..This is in line with previous suggestions about the domain-specificity of congenital amusia...
  5. Nickisch A, Gross M, Schönweiler R, Uttenweiler V, Am Zehnhoff Dinnesen A, Berger R, et al. [Auditory processing disorders : Consensus statement by the German Society for Phoniatry and Paedaudiology]. HNO. 2007;55:61-72 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, factors which need to be considered in order to differentiate between APD and other diseases are specified. Therapeutic intervention possibilities which are rated according to their prognostic values conclude the article...
  6. Choudhury N, Leppanen P, Leevers H, Benasich A. Infant information processing and family history of specific language impairment: converging evidence for RAP deficits from two paradigms. Dev Sci. 2007;10:213-36 pubmed
    ..Finally, this is the first study to use a battery of infant tasks to demonstrate multi-modal processing deficits in infants at risk for SLI...
  7. Russo N, Skoe E, Trommer B, Nicol T, Zecker S, Bradlow A, et al. Deficient brainstem encoding of pitch in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Clin Neurophysiol. 2008;119:1720-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Prosody communicates emotion and intention and is conveyed through acoustic cues such as pitch contour. Thus, the objective of this study was to examine the subcortical representations of prosodic speech in children with ASD...
  8. Dawes P, Sirimanna T, Burton M, Vanniasegaram I, Tweedy F, Bishop D. Temporal auditory and visual motion processing of children diagnosed with auditory processing disorder and dyslexia. Ear Hear. 2009;30:675-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Currently, auditory perceptual deficits may be better seen as a part of a multifactorial description of learning problems rather than as part of a diagnostic category in their own right. ..
  9. Gosselin N, Jolicoeur P, Peretz I. Impaired memory for pitch in congenital amusia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009;1169:270-2 pubmed publisher
    ..A pitch perception deficit could not account for the pitch memory deficit of amusics...

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  1. Dawes P, Bishop D. Auditory processing disorder in relation to developmental disorders of language, communication and attention: a review and critique. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2009;44:440-65 pubmed publisher
  2. Liu F, Patel A, Fourcin A, Stewart L. Intonation processing in congenital amusia: discrimination, identification and imitation. Brain. 2010;133:1682-93 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that amusia impacts upon one's language abilities in subtle ways, and support previous evidence that pitch processing in language and music involves shared mechanisms...
  3. Hyde K, Zatorre R, Peretz I. Functional MRI evidence of an abnormal neural network for pitch processing in congenital amusia. Cereb Cortex. 2011;21:292-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These fMRI data are highly consistent with previous gray and white matter anomalies found in amusics in the auditory and inferior frontal cortices, as well as reduced white matter connections between these 2 regions...
  4. Nan Y, Sun Y, Peretz I. Congenital amusia in speakers of a tone language: association with lexical tone agnosia. Brain. 2010;133:2635-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The observed association between the musical disorder and lexical tone difficulty indicates that the pitch disorder as defining congenital amusia is not specific to music or culture but is rather general in nature...
  5. Tillmann B, Rusconi E, Traube C, Butterworth B, Umiltà C, Peretz I. Fine-grained pitch processing of music and speech in congenital amusia. J Acoust Soc Am. 2011;130:4089-96 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that pitch extraction can be influenced by the nature of the material (music vs speech), and that amusics' pitch deficit is not restricted to musical material, but extends to segmented speech events...
  6. Liu F, Xu Y, Patel A, Francart T, Jiang C. Differential recognition of pitch patterns in discrete and gliding stimuli in congenital amusia: evidence from Mandarin speakers. Brain Cogn. 2012;79:209-15 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings help explain why amusics have greater difficulty with discrete musical pitch perception than with speech perception, in which continuously changing pitch movements are prevalent...
  7. Jiang C, Hamm J, Lim V, Kirk I, Yang Y. Processing melodic contour and speech intonation in congenital amusics with Mandarin Chinese. Neuropsychologia. 2010;48:2630-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that the amusics' melodic pitch deficits may extend to the perception of speech, and could potentially result in some language deficits in those who speak a tonal language...
  8. Williamson V, Stewart L. Memory for pitch in congenital amusia: beyond a fine-grained pitch discrimination problem. Memory. 2010;18:657-69 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings support the existence of a pitch-specific component within short-term memory and suggest that congenital amusia is more than a disorder of fine-grained pitch discrimination...
  9. Hyde K, Zatorre R, Griffiths T, Lerch J, Peretz I. Morphometry of the amusic brain: a two-site study. Brain. 2006;129:2562-70 pubmed
    ..Moreover, the data point to the integrity of white matter tracts in right frontal brain areas as being key in acquiring normal musical competence...
  10. Kiran S, Larson C. Effect of duration of pitch-shifted feedback on vocal responses in patients with Parkinson's disease. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2001;44:975-87 pubmed
    ..The results also support hypotheses of impaired sensory integration of auditory feedback in PD patients...
  11. Peretz I, Ayotte J, Zatorre R, Mehler J, Ahad P, Penhune V, et al. Congenital amusia: a disorder of fine-grained pitch discrimination. Neuron. 2002;33:185-91 pubmed
    ..The data suggest that music-processing difficulties may result from problems in fine-grained discrimination of pitch, much in the same way as many language-processing difficulties arise from deficiencies in auditory temporal resolution...
  12. Ayotte J, Peretz I, Hyde K. Congenital amusia: a group study of adults afflicted with a music-specific disorder. Brain. 2002;125:238-51 pubmed
    ..Thus, the present study convincingly demonstrates the existence of congenital amusia as a new class of learning disabilities that affect musical abilities...
  13. Bishop D. The role of genes in the etiology of specific language impairment. J Commun Disord. 2002;35:311-28 pubmed
    ..Future genetic studies of SLI may be most effective if they use measures of underlying cognitive processes, rather than relying on conventional psychometric definitions of disorder...
  14. Jansson Verkasalo E, Ceponiene R, Kielinen M, Suominen K, Jantti V, Linna S, et al. Deficient auditory processing in children with Asperger Syndrome, as indexed by event-related potentials. Neurosci Lett. 2003;338:197-200 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that auditory sensory processing is deficient in children with AS, and that these deficits might be implicated in the perceptual problems encountered by children with AS...
  15. Hyde K, Peretz I. Brains that are out of tune but in time. Psychol Sci. 2004;15:356-60 pubmed
    ..Rather, the data point to the presence of a congenital neural anomaly that selectively impairs pitch processing...
  16. Peretz I. Brain specialization for music. New evidence from congenital amusia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001;930:153-65 pubmed
    ..These neuropsychological observations are briefly reviewed here with special emphasis on a new condition, that of congenital amusia (also commonly referred to as tone deafness)...
  17. Wuang Y, Su C. Correlations of sensory processing and visual organization ability with participation in school-aged children with Down syndrome. Res Dev Disabil. 2011;32:2398-407 pubmed publisher
    ..Interventions focused on improving body functions is needed while stressing the acquisition of functional skills that increase participation in age-appropriate activities...
  18. Sharma M, Purdy S, Newall P, Wheldall K, Beaman R, Dillon H. Electrophysiological and behavioral evidence of auditory processing deficits in children with reading disorder. Clin Neurophysiol. 2006;117:1130-44 pubmed
    ..The aim of the research was to investigate auditory processing abilities in children with reading disorders using electrophysiological and behavioral tasks...
  19. Peixoto M, Martins J, Teixeira P, Alves M, Bastos J, Ribeiro C. Evaluation protocol for amusia: Portuguese sample. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;78:87-93 pubmed
    ..Amusia is a disorder that affects the processing of music. Part of this processing happens in the primary auditory cortex. The study of this condition allows us to evaluate the central auditory pathways...
  20. Quintas V, Attoni T, Keske Soares M, Mezzomo C. Auditory processing in children with normal and disordered speech. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2010;76:718-22 pubmed
    ..It is thought the this condition results from auditory processing disorders involving the abilities required for human beings to understand what is heard...
  21. Phillips D, Comeau M, Andrus J. Auditory temporal gap detection in children with and without auditory processing disorder. J Am Acad Audiol. 2010;21:404-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Auditory gap detection is a measure of temporal acuity. The paradigm comes in two forms, distinguished by whether the sounds bounding the silent period are the same (within channel [WC]) or different (between channel [BC])...
  22. Johnson E, Pennington B, Lee N, Boada R. Directional effects between rapid auditory processing and phonological awareness in children. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2009;50:902-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Alternative theories suggest that impaired PA may have more of a top-down effect on auditory processing...
  23. Champoux F, Tremblay C, Mercier C, Lassonde M, Lepore F, Gagne J, et al. A role for the inferior colliculus in multisensory speech integration. Neuroreport. 2006;17:1607-10 pubmed
    ..These data suggest a functional role for the inferior colliculus in the audio-visual integration of speech stimuli...
  24. Carvalho A, Bevilacqua M, Sameshima K, Costa Filho O. Auditory neuropathy/Auditory dyssynchrony in children with Cochlear Implants. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2011;77:481-7 pubmed
    ..The electrical stimulation generated by the Cochlear Implant (CI) may improve the neural synchrony and hence contribute to the development of auditory skills in patients with Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dyssynchrony (AN/AD)...
  25. Monfort I, Monfort M. [Clinical usefulness of the classifications of developmental language disorders]. Rev Neurol. 2012;54 Suppl 1:S147-54 pubmed
    ..In the second part, it is analysed the clinical purpose of using these nomenclatures. Finally, the idea of using a clinical tool is proposed, in order to include the severity criteria of symptoms in the differential diagnosis...
  26. von Suchodoletz W. [Significance of auditory perceptual disorders for pediatric and adolescent psychiatric disorders]. Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr Psychother. 2009;37:163-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Altogether there is little evidence for a significant relevance of CAPD in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry...
  27. Ahmmed A, Clarke E, Adams C. Mismatch negativity and frequency representational width in children with specific language impairment. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008;50:938-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Some children with SLI show an inverse relationship between frequency discrimination and temporal processing. Furthermore, certain stimulus-related and biological criteria may need to be met for P-MMR to switch to MMN...
  28. Matas C, Iório M, Succi R. Auditory disorders and acquisition of the ability to localize sound in children born to HIV-positive mothers. Braz J Infect Dis. 2008;12:10-4 pubmed
    ..Evolution of the ability to localize sound was found to be poorer among the children in the infected group than among those in the seroreverted and exposed groups...
  29. Preston J, Edwards M. Phonological processing skills of adolescents with residual speech sound errors. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2007;38:297-308 pubmed
    ..Therefore, this study compared the phonological processing abilities of adolescents with residual speech sound errors to those of normally speaking peers...
  30. Olivares García M, Penaloza Lopez Y, Garcia Pedroza F, Jesús Pérez S, Uribe Escamilla R, Jiménez de la Sancha S. [Identification of auditory laterality by means of a new dichotic digit test in Spanish, and body laterality and spatial orientation in children with dyslexia and in controls]. Rev Neurol. 2005;41:198-205 pubmed
    ..In this study, a new dichotic digit test in Spanish (NDDTS) was applied in order to identify auditory laterality. We also evaluated body laterality and spatial location using the Subirana test...
  31. Kellerman G, Fan J, Gorman J. Auditory abnormalities in autism: toward functional distinctions among findings. CNS Spectr. 2005;10:748-56 pubmed
  32. Leclercq A, Majerus S, Prigent G, Maillart C. The impact of dual tasking on sentence comprehension in children with specific language impairment. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013;56:265-80 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, the authors assessed the hypothesis of a limitation in attentional allocation capacity as underlying poor sentence comprehension in children with specific language impairment (SLI)...
  33. Russo N, Hornickel J, Nicol T, Zecker S, Kraus N. Biological changes in auditory function following training in children with autism spectrum disorders. Behav Brain Funct. 2010;6:60 pubmed publisher
    ..Auditory training programs such as Fast ForWord Language may potentially alleviate these deficits through training-induced improvements in auditory processing...
  34. Dole M, Hoen M, Meunier F. Speech-in-noise perception deficit in adults with dyslexia: effects of background type and listening configuration. Neuropsychologia. 2012;50:1543-52 pubmed publisher
  35. Hoeksma M, Kemner C, Kenemans J, van Engeland H. Abnormal selective attention normalizes P3 amplitudes in PDD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2006;36:643-54 pubmed
    ..It was concluded that the abnormalities in selective attention in adolescents with PDD have a normalizing effect on P3, and possibly act as a compensatory process...
  36. Richard G. The role of the speech-language pathologist in identifying and treating children with auditory processing disorder. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2011;42:297-302 pubmed publisher
    ..A summary of issues regarding auditory processing disorder (APD) is presented, including some of the remaining questions and challenges raised by the articles included in the clinical forum...
  37. Moncrieff D. Identification of binaural integration deficits in children with the Competing Words Subtest: standard score versus interaural asymmetry. Int J Audiol. 2006;45:200-7; discussion 207-10 pubmed
    ..Four typical patterns of dichotic listening performance were identified based on results from the two scoring techniques...
  38. Mignault Goulet G, Moreau P, Robitaille N, Peretz I. Congenital amusia persists in the developing brain after daily music listening. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36860 pubmed publisher
    ..These results show that congenital amusia can be detected in childhood despite regular musical exposure and normal intellectual functioning...
  39. Shin K, Jung W, Kim J, Jang J, Hwang J, Chung C, et al. Neuromagnetic auditory response and its relation to cortical thickness in ultra-high-risk for psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2012;140:93-8 pubmed publisher
    ..However, little is known about the relationship between perceptual processing and structural deficits in ultra-high-risk for psychosis...
  40. Cacace A, McFarland D. Factors influencing tests of auditory processing: a perspective on current issues and relevant concerns. J Am Acad Audiol. 2013;24:572-89 pubmed publisher
    ..We argue that these factors need to be controlled more carefully and/or modified so that their impact on tests of auditory and visual perception is only minimal...
  41. Williamson V, Liu F, Peryer G, Grierson M, Stewart L. Perception and action de-coupling in congenital amusia: sensitivity to task demands. Neuropsychologia. 2012;50:172-80 pubmed publisher
  42. Banai K, Ahissar M. Auditory processing deficits in dyslexia: task or stimulus related?. Cereb Cortex. 2006;16:1718-28 pubmed
    ..In both cases, the extent of difficulties is determined by the structure of the task rather than by stimulus composition or complexity...
  43. Kricos P. Audiologic management of older adults with hearing loss and compromised cognitive/psychoacoustic auditory processing capabilities. Trends Amplif. 2006;10:1-28 pubmed
  44. Guiraud J, Kushnerenko E, Tomalski P, Davies K, Ribeiro H, Johnson M. Differential habituation to repeated sounds in infants at high risk for autism. Neuroreport. 2011;22:845-9 pubmed publisher
  45. Richard G. The role of the speech-language pathologist in identifying and treating children with auditory processing disorder. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2011;42:241-5 pubmed publisher
  46. Rance G, Corben L, Delatycki M. Auditory processing deficits in children with Friedreich ataxia. J Child Neurol. 2012;27:1197-203 pubmed publisher
  47. Jentschke S, Koelsch S, Sallat S, Friederici A. Children with specific language impairment also show impairment of music-syntactic processing. J Cogn Neurosci. 2008;20:1940-51 pubmed publisher
    ..These data provide evidence for a strong interrelation between the language and the music processing system, thereby setting the ground for possible effects of musical training in SLI therapy...
  48. Kuśmierek P, Malinowska M, Kowalska D. Different effects of lesions to auditory core and belt cortex on auditory recognition in dogs. Exp Brain Res. 2007;180:491-508 pubmed
    ..Their main function appears to be processing of complex sound patterns, including immediate recognition...
  49. Stewart L. Characterizing congenital amusia. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2011;64:625-38 pubmed publisher
    ..A simplified model of melodic processing is outlined, and possible loci of the cognitive deficit are discussed...
  50. Erford B, Luce C. Reliability and validity of scores on the Slosson Auditory Perception Skills Screener. Percept Mot Skills. 2005;101:891-7 pubmed
    ..59 (n=67, p<.05). Thus, scores derived from administration of the Slosson Auditory Perception Skills Screener had adequate internal consistency and temporal stability, as well as good convergent validity...
  51. Wiemes G, Kozlowski L, Mocellin M, Hamerschmidt R, Schuch L. Cognitive evoked potentials and central auditory processing in children with reading and writing disorders. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;78:91-7 pubmed
    ..Learning disorders are often magnified by auditory processing disorders (APD)...
  52. Veekmans K, Ressel L, Mueller J, Vischer M, Brockmeier S. Comparison of music perception in bilateral and unilateral cochlear implant users and normal-hearing subjects. Audiol Neurootol. 2009;14:315-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Bilateral users appeared to have a number of advantages over unilateral users, though their enjoyment of music did not reach the level of NH listeners...
  53. Keilmann A, Läßig A, Nospes S. [Symptoms and diagnosis of auditory processing disorder]. HNO. 2013;61:707-15; quiz 716-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The treatment approach for an APD depends on the patient's particular deficits. Training, compensatory strategies and improvement of the listening conditions can all be effective. ..