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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Auditory Integration Training (Overview)

Auditory integration training (AIT) in children with autism spectrum disorders is based upon the idea that repeated exposure to altered sound via headphones changes central auditory processing, improving language and behavior. This technique is considered an alternative or investigational therapy, with some studies some benefit and others showing no benefit.


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What are auditory nerves?

What are auditory nerves?

Auditory nerves: are the large cranial nerves that transmit sound information from the cochlea (inner ear) to the brain (specifically the inferior colliculus of the midbrain and the medial geniculate body in the epithalamus). from there sound information is processed and passed to the brain stem reticular formation, superior medial temporal lobe and other processing centers. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Auditory Integration Training (Overview)

Auditory integration training (AIT) in children with autism spectrum disorders is based upon the idea that repeated exposure to altered sound via headphones changes central auditory processing, improving language and behavior. This technique is considered an alternative or investigational therapy, with some studies some benefit and others showing no benefit.


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Can auditory nerves heal ?

Can auditory nerves heal ?

Need specificity: If you have had a diagnosis of hearing loss due to neural degeneration (nerve deafness), then the answer is no. Once the inner ear or nerve of hearing is damaged, it does not return to normal. At age 41 it is unlikely that you have an aging problem. We need more information. For example, did you develop sudden deafness, it is on one side, are you having trouble understanding speech? ...Read more

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What is auditory synesthesia?

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Synesthesia: When stimulus applied to one modality produces sensation in another modality. For example, hearing a certain sound produces visualization of a certain color. ...Read more

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What and where is the auditory nerve?

What and where is the auditory nerve?

In your head: The auditory nerve is that which transports information from the cochlea (your hearing organ) up into the brain and may also bring some information back. It begins within the temporal bone, which houses the ear, and continues up the brainstem and into the hearing centers in the brain. ...Read more

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What diseases affect the auditory system?

What diseases affect the auditory system?

Most.: Infectious diseases, congenital diseases (birth defects), injury, cancer, medication side effects, diseases of the immune system,allergies, neurological system. And more. There is a whole specialty devoted to the diseases of the ear and hearing.and balance.. ...Read more

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How to fix my auditory processing disorder?

How to fix my auditory processing disorder?

The Fix: Has difficulty following directions Problems listening when there is background noise Confuses similar sounding words (such as 'comb' for 'cone') Has reading and/or spelling difficulties Gemm Learning can help these auditory processing difficulties, sometimes called auditory processing disorder or APD. Processing skills can be dramatically improved with exercise. auditory processing difficultie Target The Underlying Problem Tutoring is like pumping air into a tire with a leak. It's a temporary fix at best. To help your child overcome auditory processing difficulties -- to be a better reader and learner -- you need to treat the APD. Based on Principles of Neuroplasticity The brain is like a muscle -- it responds to exercise. Our Fast ForWord program takes advantage of brain plasticity to help students of all ages. Proven Software Fast ForWord is the leading software for helping APD in North America. It is backed by 240 studies, and has helped over 1 million students. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of obscure auditory dysfunction?

What are the symptoms of obscure auditory dysfunction?

OAD: Is auditory processing disorder where u can't recognize or interpret sounds, especially sounds composing speech, leading to poor listening skills, language difficulties, difficulties in reading/spelling/comprehension/vocabulary, along with behavior & academic problems. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is auditory processing disorder?

Could you explain what is auditory processing disorder?

Auditory processing : An auditory processing disorder is diagnosed when an individual hears a sound but the brain does not process the information correctly. In other words the person hears the sound but does not appropriately process the sound to act on it appropriately. They have difficulty developing as quickly as their peers and italy take longer for them to grasp concepts that others learn quickly. I hope it helpe. ...Read more

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I was wondering is auditory processing disorder common?

I was wondering is auditory processing disorder common?

Don't know but: I know real people definitely have it. It is distinct from actual auditory acuity or how well you can hear. Not usually worrisome, and might be from birth / genetic. Better resources might be to start with national ENT website, or PubMed for a review article. ...Read more

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What are the two approaches to treating (apd)auditory processing disorder?

What are the two approaches to treating (apd)auditory processing disorder?

Approaches APD: APD refers to how the central nervous system (CNS) uses auditory information. The CNS is vast and also is responsible for functions such as memory, attention, and language, among others. Treatment of APD generally focuses on three primary areas: changing the learning or communication environment, recruiting higher-order skills to help compensate for the disorder, and remediation of the memory. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I experience auditory and visual hallucinations on a daily/weekly basis?

What does it mean if I experience auditory and visual hallucinations on a daily/weekly basis?

It can mean...: Having frequent hallucinations in a person who is not on medications that might cause that, who is not using illegal drugs that might cause that, and who is not in the elderly-dementia age group, can mean the person is LOW on his or her psychiatric medications. The person can contact the psychiatrist, or the primary care doctor, or go to an Emergency Room for help today. ...Read more

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Can there be some medication for central auditory processing disorder, how do you get this disorder?

Can there be some medication for central auditory processing disorder, how do you get this disorder?

Link for parents: This is a great link for parents should capd be a concern in your child. Medications are not usually prescribed for capd per se. Therapy with a speech-language pathologist is helpful. Medications are considered when there is thought to be an attention or focusing problem in addition to the capd. http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/central_auditory.html. ...Read more

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Is it strange that I need a specific auditory stimulation in order to achieve orgasm 95% of the time?

Is it strange that I need a specific auditory stimulation in order to achieve orgasm 95% of the time?

No: Female orgasm is much more about mental than physical stimulation compared to a male. There are obviously differences from person to person, but having specific desires and sexual preferences is normal, just make sure you and your partner are having an open conversation about needs and desires. ...Read more

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What is the hallucinations are just auditory? If it's left untreated is there a big possibility that the disease will be worsened?

What is the hallucinations are just auditory? If it's left untreated is there a big possibility that the disease will be worsened?

Hallucinations: of any kind need to be treated. These symptoms can erode the quality of life of the person involved. When treated life can improve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.

Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.

Yes, concern: Please tell your parents and your physician about this ASAP. I see that you're taking Strattera and/or Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) so these symptoms need to be reviewed carefully with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

In some ways.: Add was thought to be a disorder of children and adolescents. Now we realize it doesn't magically disappear when you turn 18. So there may be many untreated adults out there with add that they have had for years. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a child with auditory neglect function understand?

What can I do to help a child with auditory neglect function understand?

Pursue speech...: Comprehensive speach pathologist and ENT evaluation and management is recommended. ...Read more

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In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

Yes, results are : based on number correct out of total.The PASAT is a measure of cognitive function that assesses auditory information processing speed and flexibility, as well as calculation ability. It is used for patients with MS, not as a test pf general cognitive ability. ...Read more