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76th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

04.05. - 08.05.2005, Erfurt

Therapy effects in auditive processing and perception disorder in the infancy

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Cornelia Welzel - HNO-Klinik, Halle
  • Wilma Vorwerk - HNO-Klinik, Halle
  • Christine Rasinski - HNO-Klinik, Halle
  • Ulrike Sievert - HNO-Klinik, Halle
  • Sylva Bartel-Friedrich - HNO-Klinik, Halle

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 76. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e.V.. Erfurt, 04.-08.05.2005. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2005. Doc05hno270

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Published: September 22, 2005

© 2005 Welzel et al.
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An auditive processing and perception disorder is noticeable frequently in the age of pre-school or early school by restrictions of the speech recognition ability in noise, the concentration with auditive setting of tasks, the ability of word-discrimination or the hearing noticing span. Frequently exists a therapeutic difficulty influenceable dyslalia and / or dysgrammatism.

We report on 33 children at the age of 5 to 14 years ( on the average 8 years and 5 months), which were checked in an interval of approximately 1 year (on the average 15 months) after first diagnosis in our phoniatric institution. With all children was carry out a logopaedic hearing training for at least 30 therapy units over 45 minutes. 7 children was supply additionally with a one-sided hearing aid because a pathological speech recognition ability in noise with a loss of discrimination from more than 30 % with 65 dBHL.

In the controll investigation the majority of the children show an improvement from the ability on selection, discrimination and sequencation. Further it showed up besides a better auditive attention and an increase of the linguistic authority. The levels of performance in identification and achievements of dissolution of time (Mottier-test, understanding of time-compressed language) have not much improved. With the children supplied with a hearing aid an improvement in all modalities could be determined.

Our results support the use of the logopaedic hearing training as well as the one-sided hearing aid supply with pathologic speech recognition ability in noise in the context of an auditive processing and perception disorder.