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Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD): Glossary of Terms

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from Technical Assistance Manual on APD University of Florida p.14 -15

  • assistive listening device: a device such as a FM system that emits enhanced speech signals to the user; an assistive listening device improves the signal-to-noise ratio and helps to overcome barriers in the listening environment, such as distance from the speaker, background noise, and reverberation

  • auditory analysis: the ability to identify phonemes or morphemes embedded in words

  • auditory association: identifying an acoustic signal and association with its source or labeling a linguistic or nonlinguistic sound or experience

  • auditory attention: ability to focus on relevant acoustic signals, particularly speech or linguistic stimuli, and sustain that attention for an age-appropriate amount of time

  • auditory closure: ability to understand the whole word or message when a part is missing (in noisy listening environments this is an often-used skill in order to comprehend messages)

  • auditory discrimination: the skill necessary to distinguish words and sounds that are acoustically similar
    auditory figure-ground: ability to identify the primary linguistic or nonlinguistic sound source from a background noise

  • Auditory Integration Training: an intensive listening intervention involving.10 hours over 10 or 12 days following the Berard AIT protocol

  • auditory memory: the recall of the acoustic signal after it has been labeled, stored, and then recalled

  • auditory overload: occurs when the listener’s auditory system is unable to efficiently process incoming auditory information.

  • auditory sequential memory: the ability to recall the order of a series of details

  • auditory short-term memory: ability to retain auditory information as immediately presented

  • auditory synthesis: ability to synthesize (i.e., merge or blend) isolated phonemes into words

  • binaural integration: listener is required to process different information presented to both ears simultaneously and repeat everything that is heard in both ears' binaural interaction: listener must attend to complementary but different pieces of information presented to each ear and then integrate the information to perceive the whole message

  • binaural separation: listener is required to process an auditory message delivered to one ear while ignoring a dissimilar message presented to the opposite ear at the same time

  • central auditory nervous system (CANS): the pathway of auditory signals to the brain beyond the peripheral hearing mechanism

  • dichotic: a different stimulus presented to each ear simultaneously

  • diotic: presentation of the same sound to both ears

  • directional microphone: a microphone used with an FM system that eliminates lower frequencies that can mask consonant sounds; able to operate at high output levels without feedback

  • discrimination: the process used to discriminate among sounds of different frequency, duration, or intensity (e.g., high/low, long/short, loud/soft)

  • electrophysiologic tests: evaluation of the neuromaturation and neuroplasticity of the central auditory pathways

  • FM: an acronym for frequency modulation; modification of the frequency signal on a carrier wave

  • FM system: an assistive listening device consisting of a microphone, transmitter, and receiver; signal is transmitted by FM radio waves

  • HL: hearing level measured in decibels

  • localization: ability to determine the location of the acoustic signal relative to the listener’s position in space

  • metacognition: appropriate use of knowledge to plan, monitor, and regulate performance, including attention, memory, listening, learning, and language processing

  • metalinguistic: strategies to improve listening and spoken language comprehension (e.g., discourse cohesion devices, schema induction, linguistic closure and context-derived vocabulary building, prosody, segmentation)

  • monotic: presentation of a sound stimulus to only one ear

  • omnidirectional microphone: a microphone used with an FM system when the signal-to-noise ratio is 15 dB or greater

  • peripheral hearing: the auditory mechanism including the outer, middle, and inner ear

  • sensation: the ability to identify the presence of sound

  • SL: sensation level expressed in decibels; the number of decibels above a reference point such as the Spondee Threshold

  • signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio: the ratio of the signal to the corresponding noise (for example, a +5 dB S/N means that the primary signal is 5 dB louder than the noise competition)

  • speech recognition testing: measurement of speech identification ability

  • Spondee Threshold: the lowest hearing level in dB at which 50 percent of spondee words (bi-syllabic words with equal stress on each syllable) are identified correctly

  • temporal processing: discrimination of sound based on a sequence of auditory stimuli or temporal order

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