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Auditory Neuropathy

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by Cresse M

(AN; Auditory Dyssynchrony; Auditory Synaptopathy; Neuropathy, Auditory; Auditory Processing Disorder)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of developing AN include:
 

Symptoms

AN may cause:
The level of hearing loss can vary from mild to severe. People with AN may have trouble picking out words. Many cases involve children.
 

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include the following:
Goals of treatment include:
  • Saving current hearing skills
  • Restoring lost hearing
  • Finding new ways of communicating
 

RESOURCES

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
http://www.caslpa.ca

Ontario Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
http://www.osla.on.ca

 

References


Auditory neuropathy. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website. Available at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/neuropathy.asp. Updated March 15, 2011. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Causes of hearing loss. My Baby’s Hearing website. Available at: http://www.babyhearing.org/HearingAmplification/Causes/Neuropathy.asp. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Cochlear implants. American Academy of Otolaryngology website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/content/cochlear-implants-0. Updated January 2013. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Ototoxic medications (medication effects). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. Available at: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Ototoxic-Medications. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Ototoxicity. Vestibular Disorders Association website. Available at: http://vestibular.org/ototoxicity. Accessed May 30, 2014.

 

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