Articles  |   March 1965
Auditory Perceptual Thresholds in Brain-Injured Children
 
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Articles   |   March 1965
Auditory Perceptual Thresholds in Brain-Injured Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1965, Vol. 8, 49-56. doi:10.1044/jshr.0801.49
History: Received December 14, 1964
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1965, Vol. 8, 49-56. doi:10.1044/jshr.0801.49
History: Received December 14, 1964

This study investigated the effects of congenital brain injury alone, or in combination with sensori-neural hearing loss, upon figure-ground thresholds for spondees in young children.

Forty-eight subjects were selected from four diagnostic categories: (1) brain injured, normally hearing; (2) brain-injured, hearing-handicapped, (3) non-brain-injured, normally hearing; and (4) non-brain-injured, hearing-handicapped. Brain-injured and non-brain-injured subjects were matched for pure-tone thresholds. Selected spondees were presented bilaterally, first in quiet then in a background of white noise.

Results indicated no effect upon speech thresholds by brain injury, and no apparent interaction between brain injury and hearing impairment.

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