Journal article

Binaural processing and phonological awareness in Australian Indigenous children from the Northern Territory: A community based study

Mridula Sharma, Gillian Wigglesworth, Gemma Savage, Katherine Demuth

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Research has found that otitis media (OM) is highly prevalent in Australian Indigenous children, and repeated bouts of OM is often associated with minimal-to-moderate hearing loss. However, what is not yet clear is the extent to which OM with hearing loss impacts auditory signal processing specifically, but also binaural listening, listening in noise, and the potential impact on phonological awareness (PA) - an important, emergent literacy skill. The goal of this study was to determine whether auditory abilities, especially binaural processing, were associated with PA in children from populations with a high incidence of OM, living in a remote Australian Indigenous community in th..

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Grants

Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders


Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language


Awarded by ARC Laureate Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The current study was funded by the following bodies: ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (CE110001021), ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CE140100041), ARC Laureate Fellowship (FL130100014), and the Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS).