Rehabilitative management strategies in patients with King-Kopetzky syndrome

Fei Zhao*, Dafydd Stephens, Helen Pryce, Yun Zheng, Danielle Bahgat

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


  • Hearing tactics
  • King-Kopetzky syndrome
  • Rehabilitative management


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