Random Gap Detection Test and Random Gap Detection Test-Expanded results in children with auditory neuropathy

Yalcinkaya F., MULUK N. B. , Atas A., Keith R. W.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.73, no.11, pp.1558-1563, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2009.07.024
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1558-1563


Objectives: In auditory neuropathy (AN) children with hearing aids (HAs) or cochlear implant (CI), the speech perception improvement may not be in a significant degree. These children may perform speech perception after a few repeats. This condition may show that these children had difficulties in receiving and processing speech sounds. If the children with AN cannot distinguish the heard tones one or two in Random Cap Detection Test (RGDT), their benefit performances between hearing aids or CI may not be significant. It is thought that the answer of this question is closely related with unique auditory processing performance of each child. The aim of the study is to investigate the RGDT and RGDT-Expanded (RGDT-EXP) performance of five children with AN.