Determinants of objective and subjective auditory disability in patients with normal hearing
Saunders, Gabrielle H. (1989) Determinants of objective and subjective auditory disability in patients with normal hearing. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
A proportion of individuals consulting audiology clinics complain of difficulties discriminating speech in noisy environments but have clinically 'normal' hearing, do not have signs of middle ear pathology, nor any other obvious basis for their complaints. The syndrome was named 'Obscure Auditory Dysfunction (OAD)'. Following a small scale study, a Special Investigative Clinic was started to investigate factors underlying OAD. Patients' performance on psychoacoustic, central/cognitive and personality-related tests was compared with the performance of matched controls.
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