Auditory neuropathy is gaining more attention as new findings come to light and as hearing screening of newborns has been introduced in many countries in the past decade. A compilation of research topics from around the world, this book provides the latest knowledge on the neuropathy of the auditory and vestibular eighth cranial nerves, with valuable information on pathophysiology and genetics, new subtypes, and recent research on cochlear implants in patients with auditory neuropathy, including children. Among the several major sections of the book, one presents neurological cases and another focuses on historical issues. Covering a wide range of related topics, the book provides a wealth of insights on this disease entity and on auditory and vestibular neuropathy in particular. It is a useful and informative reference for all those interested in and concerned with auditory nerve disease, especially for medical students, researchers, and clinicians.
Covering a wide range of related topics
Provides a wealth of insights on this disease entity and on auditory and vestibular neuropathy in particular
Overview.- “Hearing” and Auditory Neuropathy: Lessons from Patients, Physiology, and Genetics.- Pathophysiology and Genetics.- Auditory Nerve Disease, New Classification: Auditory and Vestibular Neuropathy.- Identification of Different Subtypes of Auditory Neuropathy Using Electrocochleography.- Sound Localization and Lateralization of Patients with Auditory Neuropathy.- Trends in Genetic Research on Auditory Neuropathy.- Cochlear Implants.- Environmental Sound Perception in Patients with Cochlear Implants Compared with That in Patients with Auditory Nerve Diseases (Auditory Neuropathy) and Cortical Deafness.- Pediatric Cochlear Implantation in Auditory Neuropathy.- Cochlear Implantation for Children with Auditory Neuropathy Among Japanese Language Users.- Cochlear Implantation for a Child with Auditory Nerve Disease: a Case Report.- Vestibular Neuropathy.- Vestibular Neuropathy and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential.- Impulsive Testing of Semicircular Canal Function.- Neurological Cases.- Similarities and Differences Between Auditory Neuropathy and Acoustic Neuroma.- Diagnosis of Auditory Neuropathy (AN) in Child Neurology.- A Case of Unilateral Auditory Neuropathy.- Historical Issues.- Prehistory of Auditory Neuropathy in Japan.- Is Auditory Neuropathy an Appropriate Diagnosis if There Is No Neuropathy?.