Cognition and Neural Coding: Perspectives for Audiologists Purpose The field of audiology is experiencing many changes resulting from scientific advances, modifications to governmental regulations, and expanding use of technology. These changes bring with them both opportunities and challenges for audiologists. This article presents an overview of cognitive hearing science, auditory neuroscience, and recent research findings related ... Article
Article  |   October 29, 2018
Cognition and Neural Coding: Perspectives for Audiologists
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Leslie D. Grush
    National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
    Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • Frederick J. Gallun
    National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
    Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • Curtis J. Billings
    National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR
    Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: This work was supported by the United States (U.S.) National Institutes of Health (R01 DC015051; FJG) and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1I01RX002139; CJB). The contents do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. government.
    Financial: This work was supported by the United States (U.S.) National Institutes of Health (R01 DC015051; FJG) and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1I01RX002139; CJB). The contents do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. government.×
  • Nonfinancial: Leslie D. Grush has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Frederick J. Gallun has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Curtis J. Billings has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Leslie D. Grush has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Frederick J. Gallun has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Curtis J. Billings has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 2
Article   |   October 29, 2018
Cognition and Neural Coding: Perspectives for Audiologists
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2018, Vol. 3, 61-76. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG6.61
History: Received June 11, 2018 , Revised August 30, 2018 , Accepted September 21, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2018, Vol. 3, 61-76. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG6.61
History: Received June 11, 2018; Revised August 30, 2018; Accepted September 21, 2018

Purpose The field of audiology is experiencing many changes resulting from scientific advances, modifications to governmental regulations, and expanding use of technology. These changes bring with them both opportunities and challenges for audiologists. This article presents an overview of cognitive hearing science, auditory neuroscience, and recent research findings related to speech understanding in noise.

Conclusion This article is an effort to provide resources for audiologists seeking a better understanding of how cognition and neural coding may shape the auditory experience of their patients. We hope readers find this information valuable as they enhance their clinical practice by expanding their knowledge of recent scientific findings on these topics.

Acknowledgments
We gratefully acknowledge Kasey Jakien and Jay Vachhani for their contributions to the manuscript. Portions of this manuscript were presented at the 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention.
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