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Auditory neuropathy: case study with hyperbilirubinemia.
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PMID:  10858006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Auditory neuropathy (AN) has been described in the literature as presenting with a combination of audiometric findings that include elevated behavioral audiometric thresholds, auditory brainstem response findings that are not consistent with audiometric findings, poor speech recognition, and present otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and/or cochlear microphonics. Since the availability of clinical OAE testing, AN has come to be identified with increasing frequency; however, incidence and prevalence figures are unavailable. There is a great deal of discussion about the accurate diagnosis of AN, its characteristics, and its treatment. Some of this discussion is occurring on the Internet and over the telephones. The need to continue to provide information in accessible peer-reviewed journals is paramount. Following a review of the literature, a case study is presented of a boy who was diagnosed with AN as a newborn. He experienced hyperbilirubinemia and other neonatal health complications. His educational intervention was managed elsewhere until recently. Information is presented about the progression of the case over a 5-year period that includes audiologic data and communication development results.
J L Simmons; K L Beauchaine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Audiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1050-0545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Audiol     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-11     Completed Date:  2000-10-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114646     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Audiol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Pure-Tone / methods
Child, Preschool
Cochlear Nerve / pathology*
Communication Methods, Total
Cranial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem / physiology
Hair Cells, Auditory / pathology
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / complications*,  physiopathology*
Hyperbilirubinemia / complications*
Language Disorders / therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous / physiology
Speech Disorders / therapy

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