The small but growing body of information about auditory processes in infancy is a tribute to the ingenuity and persistence of investigators in this realm. Undeter- red by the frequent expressions of boredom, rage, and indifference in their subjects, these investigators nevertheless continue to seek answers to the intrigu- ing but difficult questions about the course of auditory development. In the spring of 1981, a group of leading scholars and researchers in audi- tion gathered to discuss the topic, Auditory Development in Infancy, at the 11th annual psychology symposium at Erindale College, University of Toronto. They came from both sides of the Atlantic and from various disciplines, including audiology, neurology, physics, and psychology. They shared their views on theory and data, as well as their perspectives from the laboratory and clinic. One unexpected bonus was an unusually distinguished audience of researchers and clinicians who contributed to lively discussion within and beyond the formal sessions.
1 The Anatomy of the Developing Ear.- 2 Physiology of the Developing Auditory System.- 3 The Development of Infants' Auditory Spatial Sensitivity.- 4 The Precedence Effect: Its Implications for Developmental Questions.- 5 Behavioral Assessment of Basic Auditory Abilities.- 6 Physiological Measures of Auditory Sensitivity: Near-Threshold Intensity Effects.- 7 Auditory Pathologies in Infancy.- 8 The Efficacy of Brainstem Response Audiometry in the Diagnosis of Meningitis and Other CNS Pathology.- 9 Electric Response Audiometry in Young Children.- 10 Auditory Pattern Perception in Infancy.- 11 Infant Speech Perception: Environmental Contributions.- 12 Infant Speech Perception: Nature's Contributions.
Series: Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st March 1985
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.21