The Effects of Age on the Diagnostic Utility of the Rollover Phenomenon Articulation curves were constructed for 32 elderly listeners with hearing according to previously established decadal age norms. Each function was specifically examined for the presence of rollover, a previously determined indicator of retrocochlear pathology. Rollover exhibited by six subjects was an age-related phenomenon. It is suggested that normal neural degeneration ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1976
The Effects of Age on the Diagnostic Utility of the Rollover Phenomenon
 
Author Notes
Article Information
Articles   |   February 01, 1976
The Effects of Age on the Diagnostic Utility of the Rollover Phenomenon
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1976, Vol. 41, 63-69. doi:10.1044/jshd.4101.63
History: Received November 11, 1974 , Accepted June 11, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1976, Vol. 41, 63-69. doi:10.1044/jshd.4101.63
History: Received November 11, 1974; Accepted June 11, 1975

Articulation curves were constructed for 32 elderly listeners with hearing according to previously established decadal age norms. Each function was specifically examined for the presence of rollover, a previously determined indicator of retrocochlear pathology. Rollover exhibited by six subjects was an age-related phenomenon. It is suggested that normal neural degeneration concomitant with the aging process is responsible for this auditory behavior and that clinical significance of the rollover phenomenon is greatly reduced when dealing with the aged population. Implications for the use of the rollover index are also discussed.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access