Thesis / Dissertation

Using novel diffusion magnetic resonance imaging techniques to aid in the diagnosis of auditory neuropathy

Julien Zanin, Bryony Nayagam (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

‘Auditory neuropathy’ is a nosological term coined by Starr et al. (1996) used to describe a group of hearing disorders, which are characterised by abnormal auditory nerve activity in the presence of normal cochlear outer hair cell function. While our understanding of this condition has advanced significantly since it was first identified almost 30 years ago, limitations in current diagnostic assessments make it difficult for clinicians to determine both the site(s) of lesion and the extent of dysfunction in an affected individual. As such, determining the most appropriate management strategy can be difficult. This is particularly salient for cochlear implantation, which is currently the int..

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