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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Dr. Shivashankar’s Case Commentaries (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: We are indeed most fortunate to have the venerable Dr. Shivashankar, from Bangalore, India,  share some of his vast clinical experience in NeuroAudiology with the readers of Pathways. This month we will present part 1 followed by part 2 next month. Dear readers, I take immense pleasure in sharing my clinical experiences with…

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Hearing Loss, Multiple Sclerosis and the Auditory Nerve

Frank Musiek, Ph.D.   Peripheral hearing loss is not commonly associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Rather, MS is often associated with central auditory dysfunction not usually portrayed by pure tone hearing loss. However, sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) associated with MS, reflected by pure tone threshold deficits does occur. Though not always the case, loss of…

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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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