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PROPOSED SCREENING TEST FOR CENTRAL AUDITORY DISORDERS: FOLLOWUP ON THE DICHOTIC DIGITS TEST

Musiek, Frank E. Ph.D.1,2,3; Gollegly, Karen M. M.A.1; Kibbe, Karen S. M.A.1; Verkest-Lenz, Suzanne B. M.A.1

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ABSTRACT: A follow-up report on the dichotic digits test (DDT) demonstrates that this procedure has good sensitivity to central auditory nervous system (CANS) pathology while remaining relatively resistant to mild-to-moderate high-frequency cochlear hearing loss. The DDT's test-retest reliability and short administration time make it an attractive screening procedure for CANS disorders.

1Section of Otolaryngology and Audiology, Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

2Section of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire

3Reprint requests: Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D., Section of Otolaryngology and Audiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2 Maynard Street, Hanover, NH 03756

Preliminary data presented in part at the Eastern Triological Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 30, 1987

© 1991, The American Journal of Otology, Inc.