What is it about?

Congenital deafness not only delays auditory development but also hampers the ability to perceive nonspeech and speech signals. We found the waveforms and topographic features of early, middle, and late components evoked by nonspeech and speech signals in passive auditory event-related potential (ERP) in children with and without hearing loss. The ERP components are candidates for objective indicators of auditory learning and development for children with hearing loss.

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Why is it important?

The dynamic changes among auditory ERP components provide evidence supporting a child’s ability to use cues to discriminate nonspeech and speech. The early, middle, and late components of auditory ERP are a promising tool for investigating nonspeech and speech perception and discrimination in future studies.


We sincerely hope that this paper will provide a new perspective for the central auditory processing of nonespeech and speech in children with congenital hearing loss. This is an area that needs much more attention in both research and clinical practice, and we hope to bring this issue to light.

Ying Yang
Binzhou Medical University

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This page is a summary of: Auditory Discrimination Elicited by Nonspeech and Speech Stimuli in Children With Congenital Hearing Loss, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, October 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00008.
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