Offered by: Nemours Children's
Location: Delaware Valley
Efferent Auditory Function in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The purpose of this study is to document differences in how the ear and the brain process sound between typically developing children and those diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The effect of ADHD medication on hearing will also be documented in a subset of subjects.
Children between the ages of 7 and 12 years, who are diagnosed with ADHD. Children with non-stimulant ADHD medication will not be eligible for the study.
Children with ADHD who will start medical treatment for their ADHD will participate in two sessions (before and after the beginning of the medical treatment). Each session is expected to take about two hours. Children with ADHD who have been taking stimulant medication for their ADHD will participate in two sessions (when they are not taking stimulant medication and while they are on stimulant medication).
Each test is a non-invasive and a standard test used in everyday clinical practice to determine a patient's hearing, speech and vestibular abilities.
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