The Gaps In Noise Test
A new test of central auditory processing designed to measure temporal resolution. Temporal resolution, creitical to speech perception, involves the ability of the auditory system to detect rapid changes in offsets and onsets of sound. In this test, patients are scored according to their ability to detect changes in the duration of gaps of silence embedded within a noise burst. Intitial research suggest that the GIN is not influenced by maturational effects after age 6, making it a valuable addition to central auditory test batteries for both children and adults.