Auditory cortex: The part of the brain that is concerned with hearing. The auditory cortex is the temporal lobe, which the lower lobe of the cerebral hemisphere just forward of the occipital lobe.
- Auditory disease, central
Auditory disease, central: A condition in which there is an inability to differentiate, recognize or understand sounds while both the hearing and intelligence are normal. The problem is “central” as regards the auditory pathways. (In technical terms, a central auditory processing disorder is a disease of the auditory pathways from the bulbar cochlear nuclei to […]
- Auditory integration training
Auditory integration training: An experimental procedure for reducing painful hypersensitivity to sound. It has proved beneficial for some people with autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
- Auditory perception
Auditory perception: The ability to identify, interpret, and attach meaning to sound.
- Auditory prosthesis
Auditory prosthesis: A device that enhances the ability to hear or substitutes for it. More commonly called a hearing aid. See: Hearing aid.
- Auditory tube
Auditory tube: The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, also known as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis media). This tube is also called […]