Deficits in auditory brainstem pathway encoding of speech sounds in children with learning problems

Cynthia King, Catherine M. Warrier, Erin Hayes, Nina Kraus

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Abstract

Auditory brainstem responses were recorded in normal children (NL) and children clinically diagnosed with a learning problem (LP). These responses were recorded to both a click stimulus and the formant transition portion of a speech syllable /da/. While no latency differences between the NL and LP populations were seen in responses to the click stimuli, the syllable /da/ did elicit latency differences between these two groups. Deficits in cortical processing of signals in noise were seen for those LP subjects with delayed brainstem responses to the /da/, but not for LPs with normal brainstem measures. Preliminary findings indicate that training may be beneficial to LP subjects with brainstem processing delays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume319
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2002

Keywords

  • Auditory
  • Auditory brainstem response
  • Development
  • Learning impairment
  • Neural encoding
  • Speech
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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