Letter to the Editor: Response to Vermiglio, 2018, “The Gold Standard and Auditory Processing Disorder” Purpose and Conclusion This letter to the editor is a rebuttal to Vermiglio's “The Gold Standard and Auditory Processing Disorder” (2018). We identify several faulty premises, inconsistent use of terminology, and several key errors and omissions that undermine Vermiglio's assertions. We conclude that the definition of auditory processing disorder ... Article
Article  |   October 29, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to Vermiglio, 2018, “The Gold Standard and Auditory Processing Disorder”
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gail D. Chermak
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • Vivian Iliadou
    Clinical Psychoacoustics Lab, 3rd Department of Psychiatry, Neuroscience Sector, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Doris-Eva Bamiou
    Faculty of Brain Sciences, UCL Ear Institute, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Biomedical Research Centre, National Institute for Health Research, London, United Kingdom
  • Frank E. Musiek
    Neuroaudiology Lab, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
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  • Financial: Gail D. Chermak has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Vivian Iliadou has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Doris-Eva Bamiou has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Frank E. Musiek has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Gail D. Chermak has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Vivian Iliadou has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Doris-Eva Bamiou has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Frank E. Musiek has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Gail D. Chermak has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Vivian Iliadou has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Doris-Eva Bamiou has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Frank E. Musiek has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Gail D. Chermak has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Vivian Iliadou has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Doris-Eva Bamiou has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Frank E. Musiek has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Hearing Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 2
Article   |   October 29, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to Vermiglio, 2018, “The Gold Standard and Auditory Processing Disorder”
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2018, Vol. 3, 77-82. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG6.77
History: Received June 4, 2018 , Revised August 23, 2018 , Accepted August 30, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2018, Vol. 3, 77-82. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG6.77
History: Received June 4, 2018; Revised August 23, 2018; Accepted August 30, 2018

Purpose and Conclusion This letter to the editor is a rebuttal to Vermiglio's “The Gold Standard and Auditory Processing Disorder” (2018). We identify several faulty premises, inconsistent use of terminology, and several key errors and omissions that undermine Vermiglio's assertions. We conclude that the definition of auditory processing disorder (APD) is not ambiguous; a clinically useful and widely adopted gold standard for the diagnosis of APD is in use across the world; and this efficient test battery leads to verifiable diagnosis of APD and deficit-specific, individualized intervention that leads to the provision of enhanced opportunities in academic, work, and social environments for children and adults diagnosed with APD. We note that Vermiglio's flawed assertions may serve to discourage clinical services for patients with APD and propose that those who take issue with the research base of APD contribute original research that advances diagnostic and treatment services for this population.

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