|dc.description.abstract||It is important to detect children with difficulties distinguishing speech-in-noise early. Prompt
identification may be assisted by an evoked potential. The aims of the present study were: 1) to evaluate
the frequency-following response (FFR) as a measure of binaural processing and spatial listening and, 2)
to investigate the relationship between the FFR and a behavioural measure of binaural processing and
Design: A single group, repeated measures design. The FFR was recorded in two different spatial
conditions and amplitudes compared to spatial listening ability.
Study Sample: Thirty-two children (aged 6.0 to 13.1 years) with a range of spatial processing abilities as
measured behaviourally using the Listening in Spatialised Noise Sentences test (LiSN-S).
Results: FFR waveforms were elicited using speech-like stimuli in co-located and separated conditions.
A significant (p 0.005) spatial advantage effect was observed with larger amplitudes in the separated
condition. No correlations were observed between FFR amplitude and LiSN-S results.
Conclusions: The FFR shows promise as a measure of binaural processing and spatial listening, but could
be measuring different processes to those measured by the LiSN-S.||en_US