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Frequently, hearing professionals refer to Auditory Processing as a bottom-up phenonemon. What does this mean exactly? Think of a beautiful tree with leaves and branches and blossoms. That's what first catches our eyes. This magnificent canopy would represent the cortex of our brain. This canopy, or cortex, is the made of millions of generals who are waiting for information from

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I have been thinking about this topic a lot recently. In my new business, I am frequently asked by parents who have contacted me if they can just have the schools do the testing. I realize that money is an issue, but when did parents expect the schools to do everything? Many of my teacher friends have told me for

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At the recent California Academy of Audiology Conference held in Berkeley, CA on 9-20-12, research was presented on using Math 1 and injecting it into the cochlear via the round window. This process is inserted using a virus. It seems to propogate funciotnal hair cells growth in mice. It is hopeful that this will eventually be able to be tested

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A recent study indicates that even adults with hearing aids can better perceive and understand speech in noise if they are involved in an auditory training program after fitting with hearing aids. Once the brain has lost some of its ability to understand in noisy environments, it needs some training to improve. Hearing aids help but don't do the full

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It may be possible to diagnose different types of neural diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimer by using a light beam directed into the eye and looking for different colors. Different proteins will turn different colors to light and by looking for the specific color that lights up, physicians can see  indications of bundling of proteins that should not be

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There are many similarities between Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) and ADHD.  In fact, the symptoms of ADHD and APD are the same; however, they are listed in reverse order. That means that the bottom of the list of symptoms for ADHD are actually the top of the list of APD symptoms. ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorders can co-exist. However, when

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