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Last Modified: 12/17/2021

Speech Perception/ Speech Audiometry: Beyond the Audiogram

a baby getting a hearing screening

Presented by: Donald Goldberg

When: April 21st, 1:30 ET

Where: Adobe Connect

On Thursday, April 21st, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar "Speech Perception/Speech Audiometry: BEYOND the Audiogram" presented by Donald Goldberg.

Along with a clear understanding of the audiogram and hearing testing, parents and clinicians need to be similarly comfortable and knowledgeable with the basics of speech acoustics and the host of speech audiometric and speech perception measures available. Although people throughout the world are saying—ah, oo, ee, sh, s, and m to their children/patients/clients/students with hearing differences—less are aware of the critical acoustics of these sounds and how much information is gained in the administration of the Ling 6 Sound Test and interestingly—when errors are made in detecting or identifying these six target sounds. In addition, beyond the X/s and 0/s on the audiogram—much information is gained about low frequency hearing when one completes the SRT; and word recognition measures are often critically helpful in learning about high-frequency hearing. And for some of our other children/students/patients (e.g., infants/toddlers and school-age children), parent reports about the child's auditory functioning is also critically important and valuable in the development of intervention services. The goal of this presentation is to have each participant truly understand the Ling 6 sounds, walk away with knowledge of several new speech perception measures available (and too often not routinely administered), and to see the 'connection' of speech perception findings to excellence in developing of appropriate auditory-based intervention services.

Donald M. Goldberg is a Professor of Communication at the College of Wooster (Ohio), and a Consultant on the Professional Staff with the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute. Dr. Goldberg is the former Executive Director of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. Don is a Past President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and Past President of AG Bell. Dr. Goldberg completed his master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 1979 and his Ph.D. in auditory rehabilitation in 1985 from the University of Florida. He is dually certified in speech-language pathology and audiology. Dr. Goldberg is also a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT). He is proud to be the grandfather of Sarah, Lydia, and Elizabeth.