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Revista CEFAC

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Abstract

TERTO, Sulamita da Silva Marcelino  and  LEMOS, Stela Maris Aguiar. Temporal aspects of hearing in adolescents from the 6th year of elementary education. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.2, pp. 271-286.  Epub May 22, 2012. ISSN 1982-0216.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462012005000040.

PURPOSE: to elucidate the relationship between school performance and temporal aspects of hearing. METHOD: a descriptive cross-sectional convenience sample composed of 82 students, aged 11-13 years, 43 females, and 38 males in the 6th grade at a private funding school in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. Each student responded to one form of sample characterization, performed the Academic Performance Test and was submitted to tests that evaluated the temporal auditory aspects (Duration Pattern Sequence, Pitch Pattern Sequence and Gap-in-Noise). RESULTS: the tests that assess auditory temporal aspects were not affected by the variables gender, age, music activity performance and, hand preference. The speech therapy variable was statistically significant on Gap in Noise Test. The subtests of the Educational Achievements' Test had the greatest influence on the Duration and Frequency Pattern Sequence performance were writing followed by reading and arithmetic. CONCLUSION: data analysis revealed a correlation between school performance and temporal aspects of hearing. It should be noted that the tests that evaluate the temporal ordering tasks (Frequency Pattern Sequence and Duration Pattern Sequence) are influenced by the Academic Achievement Test performance. However this does not occur with the test that evaluates the temporal resolution (Gap-in-Noise).

Keywords : Hearing; Auditory Perception; Hearing Tests; Students.

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