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October 1981

Childhood Central Auditory Processing Disorder With Brainstem Evoked Response Verification

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(10):623-625. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790460035011

• A case of a central auditory processing disorder was caused by a unilateral low brainstem dysfunction. The diagnostic profile includes normal pure-tone hearing, normal tympanograms, absent stapedial reflexes, poor unilateral speech discrimination, and absent brainstem evoked response recordings on the affected side. History suggests this is a result of an early trauma that resulted in aberrant verbal learning. Specific diagnosis was delayed until a stapedius muscle abnormality suggested central testing.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:623-625)

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