King-Kopetzky syndrome (KKS) is defined as the condition in which an individual complains of difficulties understanding speech in background noise, but has normal thresholds on pure tone audiometry. Various studies have claimed that a number of factors, including peripheral and central auditory function, linguistic, speech processes and psychological factors, may be responsible for the condition. Because of the large variety of the causes underlying this condition, the clinical management of such a multifactorial disorder is extremely diverse. The purpose of this article is to highlight important aspects of the appropriate rehabilitative management strategies that should be considered in audiology clinics to treat this unique population of patients, and provide guidelines leading towards their effective rehabilitative management.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2008|
- Hearing tactics
- King-Kopetzky syndrome
- Rehabilitative management