Auditory Neuropathy: Evaluation and Habilitation of a Hearing Disability

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Abstract

Auditory neuropathy (AN) is a type of hearing loss that can be present from birth or acquired postnatally. AN results in a loss of sensitivity for pure tones and very poor speech perception abilities, disproportionate to the degree of pure tone sensitivity impairment. A deficit in the timing of neural signals transmitted by the auditory nerve appears to underlie the significant speech perception disability. AN is diagnosed by considering the results of electrodiagnostic tests of auditory function in conjunction with pure tone and speech perception tests. This article will review the methods used to assess AN, the audiometric and speech perception findings for infants and children with AN, and the habilitation methods that are recommended. The etiologies and pathophysiologic processes of AN will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-81
Number of pages13
JournalInfants and Young Children
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Keywords

  • Audiometry
  • Hearing disorder
  • Speech perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Auditory Neuropathy : Evaluation and Habilitation of a Hearing Disability. / Cone-Wesson, Barbara K.

In: Infants and Young Children, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 69-81.

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