Dr. Shivashankar’s Case Commentaries (Part 2)

Ediitor’s Note: This is part 2 of Case Commentaries by Dr. Shivashankar. Part 1 focused on a case of unusual conductive hearing loss and a Case of Landau Kleffner Syndrome.   Case C: An unpardonable error due to lack of in-depth knowledge about the spectrum of hearing difficulties an individual can have This is the…

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Some Audiological Aspects of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

By Julia Bak, B.S. Speech, Language, and Hearing Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ   Though often under the audiology diagnostic radar, many patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) (or epilepsy in general) have central auditory processing deficits (CAPD) and related auditory problems (Ehrlé, et al., 2001). Temporal lobe epilepsy, itself, will seldom affect pure-tone…

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The Thalamo-cortical Pathway

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.   The term thalmo-cortical pathway (TCP) is an anatomical one and one of import to audiologists. However, it seems to be a term that is not commonly used in neuroanatomy or audiology. Therefore, consistent with Pathways articles, to focus on some lesser known but important topics, a brief account of the TCP…

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Neuro-otology Intraoperative Neuromonitoring: Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses

Krista Fitzgerald, Au.D., CCC-A, CNIM Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education, University of Florida Doctor of Audiology Program IONM liaison for SpecialtyCare, LLC   Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) is the use of electrophysiological measures during surgery in an attempt to reduce the risk of neurological insult involving the peripheral and central nervous system…

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