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April 1981

Auditory Function in Friedreich's Ataxia: Electrophysiologic Study of a Family

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ichilov Medical Center and the University of Tel Aviv, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(4):254-256. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790400056014

• Hearing function and auditory brainstem potentials were evaluated in nine members of three generations of a family affected with Friedreich's ataxia. The characteristic findings were high-frequency sensorineural hearing impairment of varying severity and diminished or absent N1, N2, and N3 responses. These electrophysiologic aberrations correlate topographically with previously reported pathological observations.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:254-256)

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