Pediatric Assessment of Nonlinguistic Sound Perception: A Look Back and a Look Ahead to a Pediatric Nonlinguistic Sounds Test The overwhelming majority of test measures to assess adult and pediatric cochlear implant candidacy, efficacy, and progress are based on speech perception. Nonlinguistic sounds have received comparatively little attention, despite their central importance for incidental learning, daily living and environmental sound awareness. The purpose of this review is to: 1. ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2009
Pediatric Assessment of Nonlinguistic Sound Perception: A Look Back and a Look Ahead to a Pediatric Nonlinguistic Sounds Test
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  • Yell Inverso
    College of Audiology, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2009
Pediatric Assessment of Nonlinguistic Sound Perception: A Look Back and a Look Ahead to a Pediatric Nonlinguistic Sounds Test
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2009, Vol. 19, 43-50. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.1.43
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2009, Vol. 19, 43-50. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.1.43
Abstract

The overwhelming majority of test measures to assess adult and pediatric cochlear implant candidacy, efficacy, and progress are based on speech perception. Nonlinguistic sounds have received comparatively little attention, despite their central importance for incidental learning, daily living and environmental sound awareness. The purpose of this review is to: 1. Highlight the importance of nonlinguistic sound perception, 2. Discuss currently available pediatric nonlinguistic sound perception profiles and behavioral measures, and 3. Describe both the Nonlinguistic Sounds Test (NLST) for adults and adolescents as well as the pediatric Picture-identification Nonlinguistic sounds Inventory for Children (PicNIC).

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