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Behavioral assessment of auditory processing in adulthood: population of interest and tests - a systematic review

Avaliação comportamental do processamento auditivo na idade adulta: população de interesse e testes - uma revisão sistemática

Pamela Papile Lunardelo; Marisa Tomoe Hebihara Fukuda; Ana Cecília Grilli Fernandes Stefanelli; Sthella Zanchetta

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To identify the behavioral tests used to assess auditory processing throughout adulthood, focusing on the characteristics of the target population as an interest group.

Research strategies

PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, and Scielo, databases were searched with descriptors: “auditory perception” or “auditory perception disorders” or “auditory processing” or “central auditory processing” or “auditory processing disorders” or “central auditory processing disorders” with adults OR aging.

Selection criteria

Studies with humans included, the adult population from 18 to 64 years old, who performed at least one behavioral test to assess auditory processing in the absence of hearing loss.

Data analysis

Data extraction was performed independently, using a protocol developed by the authors that included different topics, mainly the behavioral auditory tests performed and the results found.


Of the 867 records identified, 24 contained the information needed to answer the survey questions.


Almost all studies were conducted verify performance in one or two auditory processing tests. The target target population was heterogeneous, with the most frequent persons with diabetes, stuttering, auditory processing disorder, and noise exposure. There is little information regarding benchmarks for testing in the respective age groups.


Adults; Middle Aged; Young Adult; Auditory Processing; Auditory Processing Disorder; ystematic Review



Identificar os testes comportamentais utilizados para a avaliação do processamento auditivo ao longo da vida adulta, com enfoque nas características da população alvo enquanto grupo de interesse.

Estratégia de pesquisa

As bases de dados consultadas foram o PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science e Scielo, a partir dos descritores: “auditory perception” or “auditory perception disorders” or “auditory processing” or “central auditory processing” or “auditory processing disorders” or “central auditory processing disorders” com adults OR aging.

Critérios de seleção

Incluiu-se estudos com humanos, que abordaram a população adulta de 18 a 64 anos, que realizaram pelo menos um teste comportamental para avaliação do processamento auditivo, na ausência de perda auditiva.

Análise dos dados

Realizou-se a extração de dados de forma independente, a partir de um protocolo desenvolvido pelos autores incluindo diferentes tópicos, principalmente os testes auditivos comportamentais realizados e os resultados encontrados.


Dos 867 registros identificados, 24 foram selecionados como contendo as informações necessárias para responder às perguntas de pesquisa.


Quase a totalidade dos estudos foi conduzida com objetivo de verificar o desempenho em um ou dois testes de processamento auditivo; a população alvo foi heterogênea, as mais frequentes foram diabetes, gagueira, transtorno do processamento auditivo e exposição ao ruído. Há poucas informações sobre os padrões de referência para os testes na respectiva faixa etária.


Adultos; Meia Idade; Adulto Jovem; Processamento Auditivo; Transtornos da Percepção Auditiva; Revisão Sistemática


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