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Master of Science (MS)


Communication Sciences & Disorders


This study evaluated the peripheral and central auditory performance of a 13 year-old male with Brachmann-de Lange Syndrome (BdLS). Clinical, behavioral, and peripheral audiometric tests, and a central auditory processing test battery consisting of seven subtests were administered. The results from the peripheral tests and central auditory processing test battery are reported. This study provides a detailed profile of the auditory performance of one individual with BdLS. In addition, it contributes to the limited literature available on hearing as a characteristic of Brachmann-de Lange Syndrome. The results of this study also provide useful information about the hearing characteristics of a child with BdLS for speech- language pathologists, audiologists, parents, caregivers, and others who might work with individuals with this rare syndrome.