Dichotic listening is a behavioral technique for studying brain asymmetry in auditory processing. In a dichotic listening experiment, the subject is presented with different sounds to the right and the left ear simultaneously. Dichotic listening is the auditory process that involves listening with both ears. Dichotic listening can be broken into two different processes known as binaural integration and binaural separation. The possible test done known is Dichotic Sentence Identification (DSI) Test was administered in both divided and directed attention modes. There were three outcome patterns. The first outcome was, within normal limits on both ears under both modes of administration, second outcome was abnormal on one ear (almost always the left ear) in the divided attention mode but no abnormality on either ear in the directed attention mode (suggests a primarily cognitive problem) and third outcome was an equivalent unilateral deficit under both modes of administration (suggests a central auditory structural problem).
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