James Peck

James Peck

James Peck, PhD, is an associate professor emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences and Disorders, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. He earned his PhD in audiology from Vanderbilt University. His minor field of study was psychology. Dr. Peck has taught and written about behavioral principles in audiology and has held demonstration workshops with children for classes in audiology. Contact him at jepec1em@bellsouth.net.

Female audiologist testing young boy hearing while he is playing with blocks

Behavioral Techniques in Pediatric Audiology

The standard behavioral procedures used to assess the hearing of very young children are powerful tools. Yet, even in the hands of a skilled clinician, they are nearly worthless unless the child is ready to be tested. Thus, it is helpful—indeed necessary—to draw on techniques that get the child to do what we want the child to do.

Topic(s): Psychology, Professional Development, immittance, otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), tympanometry, Audiometric Test, Acoustic, auditory brainstem response (ABR)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today January/February 2020