Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia
versión On-line ISSN 1982-0232
ZALCMAN, Tatiane Eisencraft y SCHOCHAT, Eliane. Formal auditory training efficacy in individuals with auditory processing disorder. Rev. soc. bras. fonoaudiol. [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.4, pp. 310-314. ISSN 1982-0232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-80342007000400010.
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of the Auditory Training comparing the performance in the behavioral tests before and after auditory training in individuals with Auditory Processing Disorders. METHODS: Thirty individuals with ages ranging from eight to 16 years were submitted to an auditory processing evaluation, which consisted of two monotic and two dichotic tests. After that, the individuals were enrolled in an auditory training program composed by 8 sessions, to rehabilitate the auditory abilities and afterwards were submitted to a re-evaluation of the auditory processing. RESULTS: After the Auditory Training we observed an improvement in the results of all behavioral tests. On the PSI test the performance before auditory training was 66,8% and after, 86,2%. On the speech in noise test, before auditory training, the results were 69,3% and after auditory training, 80,5%. On the Nonverbal Dichotic test, before auditory training, the performance of the individuals was 72,6% and after training the performance was 91,4%. Finally, in the SSW test before auditory training, the results were 42,2% and after auditory training, 88,9%. CONCLUSION: Auditory training program was considered effective for rehabilitation of auditory abilities in individuals with auditory processing disorders.
Palabras clave : Hearing disorders [therapy]; Rehabilitation of hearing impaired; Hearing loss [rehabilitation]; Neuronal plasticity.