Using the Frequency Following Response (FFR) as a testing tool for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (disponible en anglais seulement)

Présentateur/Présentatrice : 
Laura Polich, Ph.D.
Date : 
le 9 juillet 2019
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Hear2Understand Audiology Services
1112 Morgan Ave Bay B
Saskatoon, SK

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The morning session will focus upon relating cABR/FFR research to other auditory evoked potentials testing, as well as including a discussion of the research that underpins the cABR/FFR testing, and how that research has been translated into a clinical protocol that requires approximately one hour of data collection, and 20-30 minutes of data analysis. Topics such as instrument settings, electrode application, norming, data collection tips, and data worksheets will be reviewed in detail.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The afternoon session will consist of hands-on cABR/FFR testing by participants with data analysis. For this reason, participation in the workshop will be limited so that everyone has a chance to run the machinery, collect data, and analyze the data. Dr. Polich will also discuss relationships between the behavioral and electrophysiological testing done on individuals suspected of CAPD, and present to the whole group a wide range of interesting cases she has collected over the past five years.

Workshop participants are expected to have general familiarity with electrophysiological testing (typically, how ABR testing is conducted), as well as general knowledge of auditory processing disorders and how behavioral CAPD testing is conducted. Participants who are familiar with audiological testing, but not specialists in CAPD testing will be comfortable in the workshop, and hopefully, be influenced to look deeper into the topic of CAPD. Participants who routinely perform CAPD evaluations will leave the workshop with a clinical protocol, data worksheets and method of data analysis so they can incorporate cABR/FFR testing into their clinical test batteries.

Learning Objectives:

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Set up and administer FFR testing (using syllabic stimuli to test Early Auditory Evoked Potentials) in children or adults suspected of Central Auditory Processing Disorder.
  2. Identify, measure, and notate the waveforms significant in FFR testing.
  3. Incorporate FFR testing and findings into a clinically-feasible test battery.

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