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Pathways serves two main purposes. It is a column relaying review information on topics related to CAPD and Neuroaudiology and it is a society for those interested in central auditory disorders that meets on regular basis to discuss relevant issues. It can be assessed here.
For those who are interested in joining the Pathways Society please contact Cydney Fox at 

Pathways the Column 

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Introducing Pathways: a column on the higher auditory system

February 2002

Frank E. Musiek

Auditory Plasticity: What is it, and why do clinicians need to know?

April 2002

Frank E. Musiek

The Frequency Pattern Test: A guide

June 2002

Frank E. Musiek

Auditory Processing Disorders Can Negate the Benefits of Binaural Amplifications

August 2002

Jane A. Baran

When Children Have Difficulty with Vowels

October 2002

Frank E. Musiek

Management of children with APDs

February 2003

Robert E. Jirsa

It Takes a Team to Differentially Diagnose APD

April 2003

Gail D. Chermak

Temporal Processing: The Basics

July 2003

Jennifer B. Shinn

What Can the Acoustic Startle Reflex Tell Us?

September 2003

Frank E. Musiek

Neurobiological Connections are Key to APD

April 2004

Gail D. Chermak

The DIID: A New Treatment for APD

July 2004

Frank E. Musiek

Insights for Management of Processing Disorders

October 2004

Eliane Schochat

Temporal (Auditory) Training for (C)APD

February 2005

Frank E. Musiek

Role of P300 Auditory Event-Related Potentials in Evaluating Auditory Processing Disorders

July 2005

Sridhar Krishnamurti

FM Systems as a Treatment for CAPD

October 2005

Jeffrey Weihing

How To Administer the Dichotic Digit Test

February 2006

Linda A. Guenette

An Electrophysiologic Approach to APD

June 2006

Robert E. Jirsa

Auditory Training and CAPD: A short history

August 2006

Frank E. Musiek

Determining Candidacy For (Central) Auditory Processing Evaluations

February 2007

Kathleen Loftus West & Linda A. Guentte

Auditory Hallucinations: An audiological perspective

September 2007

Frank E. Musiek, Tee Marie Ballingham, Barry Liu, Jennifer Paulovicks, Brooke Swanson, Kevin Tyler, Kristin Vasil, & Jeffrey Weihing

Have We Forgotten What (C)APD Really Is?

September 2007

Gail D. Chermak

The Gaps-In-Noise (GIN) Test and It’s Diagnostic Significance

March 2008

Jennifer Paulovicks

Testing and Treating (C)APD in Head Injury Patients

June 2008

Frank E. Musiek & Gail D. Chermak

Frequency Discrimination and (C)APD

February 2009

Stephanie Nagle

Is There Auditory Neglect?

April 2009

Frank E. Musiek

Music and Auditory Training

April 2010

Gail D. Chermak

Do Frequency Discrimination Deficits Lead to Specific Language Impairment?

April 2011

Lori Kleindienst & Frank E. Musiek

Spoken-Language Processing Model: A More Expansive View to Examining Auditory Processing of Spoken Language

June 2011

Larry Medwetsky & Frank E. Musiek

Considerations For Treatment and Management of Individuals with Co-Morbid CAPD and ADHD

August 2011

Gail D. Chermak

The Non-Classical Pathway: Too great to be ignored

October 2011

Frank E. Musiek, Angeli Mohonani, Erin Wierzbinski,, Gloria Kilgore, Jacob Hunter, and Jamie Marotto

Will Wernicke’s Area Ever Be Defined?

December 2011

Frank E. Musiek, Angeli Mohonani, Erin Wierzbinski, Gloria Kilgore, Jacob Hunter, and Jamie Marotto

Audiology Must Take its Place on the Autism Team

February 2012

Carol A. Lau

Comprehensive Auditory Function Testing for Children with CAPD

April 2012

Gail D. Chermak

Binaural Interference May Cause Ineffective Bilateral Amplification

June 2012

Jennifer B. Shinn

A New Test Sheds Light on Auditory Processing Disorders

August 2012

Greg Noel

The Fundamentals of MLD for Assessing Auditory Function

January 2013

Mallory Brown & Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

Auditory Duration Discrimination: Time to Take a Closer Look?

May 2013

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

The N400 Event Related Potential: An Overview

March 4, 2014

Dara Kelly

2nd Global Conference on CAPD: Another Big Success

April 23, 2014

Frank Musiek, PhD

In Desperation, I Gave Myself Therapy

May 4, 2014

Jack Katz, Ph.D.

Book review: Auditory Event-Related Potentials to Words: Implications for Audiologists by James Jerger, Jeffery Martin and Katherine Fitzharris

May 21, 2014

Frank Musiek, PhD

Hearing Loss in Stroke

June 4, 2014

Nehzat Koohi

Considerations of CNS Auditory Processing in Hearing Rehabilitation for Older Adults: Addressing Their Listening Environments and Those Who Speak for Them

July 2, 2014

Raymond H. Hull, PhD,


The Auditory System: What’s the Cerebellum got to do with it?

August 6, 2014

Hillary K. Siddons

and Frank E. Musiek

Bilateral vestibular hypofunction: An interesting problem

September 3, 2014

Stephanie A. Waryasz

Maximizing Auditory Training Effectiveness – A Clinical Perspective

October 1, 2014

Carol A. Lau

Comparison of Staggered Spondaic Words and Competing Words Test Results in ADHD: A Case Study

November 5, 2014

Vishakha Rawool

“Undercut” Lesions in the Auditory Areas of the Cerebrum

December 3, 2014

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

Unmasking Auditory Temporal Masking

January 7, 2015

Renata Filippini, Ph.D.

Auditory impacts of Blast Exposure


February 6, 2015

Melissa A. Papesh and Frederick J. Gallun

Revisiting the Journal of Auditory Research (JAR)

March 4, 2015

Jeff Weihing and Frank Musiek

Geschwind and Levitsky Revisited

April 1, 2015

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

Cryoloop Cooling: A Research Advance with Clinical Implications

May 6, 2015

Barrett St. George, Diane Cheek,

Alyssa Everett and Frank E. Musiek, PhD

Speech in Noise Deficits in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

June 3, 2015

Donna Geffner, Ph.D.

Thoughts on Hearing and Cognition


July 9, 2015

Vasiliki (Vivian) Iliadou

Auditory Evoked Potentials in Autism


August 5, 2015

Hillary Siddons

Alzheimer’s Disease and CAPD: George Gates’ Contributions


September 2, 2015

Giau N. Le and

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D

Some Random Thoughts on Frequency (Pitch) and Duration Patterns

October 7, 2015

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.

Status of Central Auditory Processing Disorders in India

December 2, 2015

N. Shivashankar

Cochlear Dynorphins, Stress and Tinnitus

January 6, 2016

Tony L. Sahley

Commentary on “Effects of Low Pass Filtering on Ear Asymmetry in Dichotic Listening and Some Uncontrolled Error Sources” (Spreen and Boucher, 1970)

February 3, 2016

Frank Musiek and Jeff Weihing

Neuromorphological Abnormalities and Central Auditory Processing Disorders: An Overview

March 3, 2016

Chloe E Robbins

Sound Localization in Split-brain Subjects

April 6, 2016

Renata Filippini, PhD

Assays of the Caudal Efferent Auditory System: Part I

May 4, 2016

Spencer B. Smith

Assays of the Caudal Efferent Auditory System: Part II

June 1, 2016

Spencer B. Smith

The Auditory Processing Questionnaire: Differential Screening for APD Overview

July 6, 2016

Brian O ‘Hara

Loudness Recruitment: A Commentary

August 3, 2016

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

Rationale for the Use of Sound Field Systems for Children with Central Auditory Nervous System Dysfunction: Part 1

September 7, 2016

Steve Bornstein, Ph.D.

Rationale for the Use of Sound Field Systems for Children with Central Auditory Nervous System Dysfunction: Part 2

October 5, 2016

Steve Bornstein, Ph.D.

Classrooms, noise and auditory processing disorders

November 2, 2016

Mridula Sharma


Capitalizing the Ability of the Auditory System to Process Stimuli Without Active Attention

December 7, 2016

Vishakha W. Rawool, Ph.D.

Binaural Improvement in Normal and Defective Ears in a Background of Other Voices: A Historical Article Review from the Archives

January 4, 2017

Nicole Denny, Alyssa Everett, and Frank Musiek, Ph.D.

The Clinical Utility of P300 Evoked Responses in Post-Sport-Related Concussion Evaluation

February 1, 2017

Stephanie A. Waryasz, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Neuroanatomy at the Neuroaudiology Lab at the University of Arizona

March 1, 2017

Barrett St. George

What about the Insula?

April 5, 2017

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.

Requiem for the Golden Goose

May 3, 2017

Mike Webb

Time Compressed Speech

June 7, 2017

Herbert Jay Gould, Ph.D.

Anatomy of Acoustic Neuroma

July 5, 2017

Elissa H. Kawamoto

Reflections on the Cochlear Nucleus (CNu) and some early clinical studies

August 2, 2017

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

An Account for Some Relationships Between Otoacoustic Emissions and the Olivocochlear Bundle

September 6, 2017

Aaron Whiteley

The Contralateral Ear Effect on Tests of Central Auditory Function: An Introduction

October 4, 2017

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

Beyond Controversies: The Science Behind Central Auditory Processing Disorder (Part I)

November 1, 2017

Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D., Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Weihing, Ph.D.

Beyond Controversies: The Science Behind Central Auditory Processing Disorder (Part II)

December 6, 2017

Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D., Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Weihing, Ph.D.

The Internal Auditory Meatus (IAM): It’s neuroanatomy & comment

January 10, 2018

Frank E. Musiek, Ph.D.

Decrement in Noise Test (DeNT): A Clinical Measure of Partially Filled Gap Detection Performance

February 7, 2018

Julianne M. Ceruti, Au.D./Ph.D., Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., and Frank Musiek, Ph.D.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Amblyaudia, a Type of Auditory Processing Disorder

March 7, 2018

Deborah Moncrief



Pathways Society 

The Pathways Society has been developed to provide a forum at major meetings such as AAA and ASHA, for individuals interested in discussing current issues related to (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders. All individuals with an interest in auditory processing disorders are welcome to attend these meetings and become a member. Clinicians, scientists and students are encouraged to attend and make their opinions, ideas and questions known. We hope to develop informal meetings that will allow the advancement in (C)APD by sharing information about common concerns and advances in the field. 

The next Pathways Society meeting will be held at the Audiology Academy of Audiology Conference in Nashville, TN on April 2019. 



(C)APD Boot Camp

This past year, we had to skip the CAPD boot camp due to a foot injury. This intensive program is usually scheduled at the beginning of the year here at the University of Arizona so keep posted as that time approaches.  The boot camps can also be conducted at your own facility, if you wish to sponsor one. This requires planning to tailor the workshop to your facilities needs and interests. Contact

Continuing Education 

The Lectures in Auditory Disorders and Sciences (LADS) program runs in the fall and spring. It invites top clinicians and researchers to present their most recent information. This program began in 2002 and previous LADS speakers have included:

Kent Morest, M.D. – University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dudley Weider, M.D. – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Allen Counter, Ph.D. – Harvard University

Shig Kawada, Ph.D. - University of Connecticut School of Medicine

John Durrant, Ph.D. – University of Pittsburgh

Mark Tramo, M.D. – Harvard University

Jay Buckey, M.D. – Dartmouth Medical School

Francis Kuk, Ph.D. – Widex

Catherine Palmer, Ph.D. – University of Pittsburgh

David Fabry, Ph.D. – University of Miami

Chris Bauch, Ph.D. – Mayo Clinic

Jay Hall, Ph.D. – University of Florida

Nina Kraus, Ph.D. – Northwestern University

Clarke Cox, Ph.D. – Boston University School of Medicine

Don Henderson, Ph.D. – University of Buffalo

Marc Kramer, Ph.D. – Cornell University

Wayne Staab, Ph.D. – American Auditory Society

James Jerger, Ph.D. – University of Texas @ Dallas

Don Worthington, Ph.D. – IHC Hearing & Balance Center

Brian Fligor, Ph.D. – Harvard University

Dana Boatman, Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins University

Todd Sauter, M.A. – Univ. Mass. Medical Center

Jennifer B. Shinn, Ph.D. – University of Kentucky

Sharon Kujawa, Ph.D. – Harvard University

Jennifer B. Shinn, Ph.D. – University of Kentucky

Bob Burkard, Ph.D. – University of Buffalo

Troy Hackett, Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University

Jeff Weihing, Ph.D. – University of Louisville

Sumitrajit Dhar, Ph.D. – Northwestern University

Pete Scheifele, Ph.D. – University of Cincinnati

Jennifer R. Melcher, Ph.D. – Harvard Medical School

H. Gustav Mueller, Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University

Richard Tyler, Ph.D. – University of Iowa

Gary Jacobson, Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University

James Kaltenbach, Ph.D. – The Cleveland Clinic

Jos Eggermont, Ph. D. - University of Calgary 

Robert Sweetow, Ph. D. - University of California San Francisco 

Stephen G. Lomber, Ph.D. - University of Western Ontario