Severe auditory processing disorder secondary to viral meningoencephalitis

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Abstract

Objective: To describe auditory function in an individual with bilateral damage to the temporal and parietal cortex. Design: Case report. Study sample: A previously healthy 17-year old male is described who sustained extensive cortical injury following an episode of viral meningoencephalitis. He developed status epilepticus and required intubation and multiple anticonvulsants. Results: Serial brain MRIs showed bilateral temporoparietal signal changes reflecting extensive damage to language areas and the first transverse gyrus of Heschl on both sides. The patient was referred for assessment of auditory processing but was so severely impaired in speech processing that he was unable to complete any formal tests of his speech processing abilities. Audiological assessment utilizing objective measures of auditory function established the presence of normal peripheral auditory function and illustrates the importance of the use of objective measures of auditory function in patients with injuries to the auditory cortex. Conclusions: Use of objective measures of auditory function is essential in establishing the presence of normal peripheral auditory function in individuals with cortical damage who may not be able to cooperate sufficiently for assessment utilizing behavioral measures of auditory function.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages427-431
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Auditory Perceptual Disorders
Meningoencephalitis
Auditory Cortex
Wounds and Injuries
Auditory Processing
Hearing
Parietal Lobe
Aptitude
Status Epilepticus
Temporal Lobe
Intubation
Anticonvulsants
Language
Brain
Damage
damages
Speech Processing
Parietal Cortex
Language Areas
Transverse

Keywords

  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Meningoencephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Medicine(all)

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Severe auditory processing disorder secondary to viral meningoencephalitis. / Pillion, Joseph P.; Shiffler, Dorothy E.; Hoon, Alexander H.; Lin, Doris D M.

In: International Journal of Audiology, Vol. 53, No. 6, 2014, p. 427-431.

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