Volume 56, Issue 4 (1 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(4): 29-34 | Back to browse issues page

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The present study demonstrated that comfortable listening and tolerance to loud speech, differs significantly between children with and without ADHD. Children with ADHD judged speech to be comfortable of tolerable at loudness levels significantly below those levels chosen by the children without attentional problems. Results of the present study could be interpreted according to the hypothesis presented as indicating that a central auditory ptocessing deficit exists in ADHD children. Other investigators in related disciplines suppot this assumption by identifiying existing problems in the central nervous system for gating and processing of information in children with ADHD. At present, it is hoped that the results and conclusion of the present study will shed light on improved educational management for children with attention deficit disorders. Although this study is based on our clinical findings and measurements, we do not negate the need to verify this clinical based study with data obtained from other carefully controlled studies.
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