Give P1 a Chance!

Frank Musiek, Ph.D. This commentary is one that is consistent with the mission of the Pathways column. It brings attention to topics that perhaps have been underplayed in the audiology community. This Pathways article will focus on an auditory evoked potential (AEP) that should be considered more than it has been – especially for use…

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Electrocochleography As A Means To Assess Auditory Function Following Noise Exposure

Andrew Stuart1 & Alyson Butler Lake2 1Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 2Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery, Lynchburg, VA   Electrocochleography (ECochG) has been employed to assess stimulus-related cochlear potentials and the compound action potential (AP) of the auditory nerve. The cochlear potentials include the cochlear microphonic (CM)…

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A Commentary of An Interesting Case

Editor’s note: I am most pleased to have Jim Jerger make a contribution to our Pathways Column. Correctly considered the “father of diagnostic audiology”, Dr. Jerger has seen and reported on many fascinating diagnostic cases. He has always been a champion for the clinical audiologist, supporting the practitioner in many positive ways. Dr. Jerger’s excellent…

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Dynorphins: Their Likely Role in Neural Excitotoxicity and Inflammation within the Cochlea

by Tony L. Sahley, Ph.D., CCC-A Acoustic overstimulation (AOS) is defined as an over-exposure to stressfully loud sounds. AOS often results in symptoms that include a chronic reduction in hearing sensitivity, referred to as a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). AOS is the principal cause of acquired SNHL and is second only to SNHL that is…

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