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Arquivos Internacionais de Otorrinolaringologia

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ZEIGELBOIM, Bianca Simone et al. Evaluation of central auditive processing in patients with Parkinson disease. Arquivos Int. Otorrinolaringol. (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.2, pp.189-194. ISSN 1809-4856.

INTRODUCTION: Parkinson Disease(PD) is a degenerative disease of insidious character, that attacks the central nervous system bringing biological, psychological and social changings. It shows motors symptons and signals, distinguished by shivers, posture instability, inflexibility and bradykinesia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the central auditive function in PD patients. METHOD: Prospective, transversal and descriptive studing where it was studied 10 individuals with PD diagnoses, called studied group (SG) and 10 individuals listener-normo called controlled group (CG) with media of 63.8 years and () 5.96. Both groups had done otorhynnolaryngological and audiological evaluation and alternate dissylabic dichotic test(SSW). RESULTS: In the quantitative analyse, the CG presented 80% of normality in right competitive hearing (RC) and 60% in competitive left (CL) with relation to (SG) that presented 70% in RC and 40% in CL. In qualitative analyse the major errors percentual was evident in SG in order effect. The results showed the difficulty in a sound identification in coexistence of another competitive and memory's ability. CONCLUSION: Observed the qualitative and quantitative difference in SSW test among thestudied groups in spite of the statiscs studies do not manifesy significative differences. Can be emphasized the importance of the central auditive processing evaluation in the procedure contribuition to be done in the therapeutic attendance.

Keywords : Parkinson disease; auditive perception; hearing.

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