The Insula, Hearing and More

Introduction In 2017, an article appeared in Pathways about the role the insula plays in hearing and more specifically auditory processing. At that time it was mentioned that there were number of articles, though scattered, that implicated an auditory role for the insula. Recently, an article on the insula caught my attention: “Inefficient Involvement of…

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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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Part II: A Call for Implementing the Comprehensive Neurodiagnostic Audiology Evaluation: Effects of Concussion on Central Auditory and Vestibular Function

Jennifer Gonzalez, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A Speech and Hearing Sciences, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University   As mentioned in Part I of this two-part series, corpus callosum strain has been documented in the literature to be the most reliable indicator for concussion cases in football (Laksari et al., 2018; Kleiven, 2006; Hernandez et al.,…

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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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