Journal article

Dichotic listening is associated with phonological awareness in Australian aboriginal children with otitis media: A remote community-based study

Mridula Sharma, Amelia Darke, Gillian Wigglesworth, Katherine Demuth

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Recent literature has highlighted a link between hearing loss as a result of otitis media in the early years of life and impacted binaural processing skills in later childhood. Such findings are of particular relevance to Indigenous Australian children, who tend to experience otitis media earlier in life and for longer periods than their non-Indigenous counterparts. There is also growing interest in the effects of reduced auditory processing ability on a child's early learning of language and, specifically, on phonological awareness that contributes to word reading skills. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between hearing thresholds, dichotic listening skills and ..

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Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders


Awarded by ARC Laureate Fellowship


Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language


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).