Recovery from Aphasia as Monitored by AER Audiometry An aphasic patient was evaluated and periodically checked beginning four days after suffering a stroke. His general recovery was monitored via AER audiometry and standard language testing. When seen initially, the patient exhibited no clearly discernible AERs, although behavioral (standard) audiometric procedures indicated normal hearing sensitivity. Upon retesting, AERs became ... Case Report
Case Report  |   August 01, 1972
Recovery from Aphasia as Monitored by AER Audiometry
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ira Kolman
    Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Hiroshi Shimizu
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Article Information
Case Report   |   August 01, 1972
Recovery from Aphasia as Monitored by AER Audiometry
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1972, Vol. 37, 414-420. doi:10.1044/jshd.3703.414
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1972, Vol. 37, 414-420. doi:10.1044/jshd.3703.414

An aphasic patient was evaluated and periodically checked beginning four days after suffering a stroke. His general recovery was monitored via AER audiometry and standard language testing. When seen initially, the patient exhibited no clearly discernible AERs, although behavioral (standard) audiometric procedures indicated normal hearing sensitivity. Upon retesting, AERs became discernible and gradually improved over time. Language function also improved, gradually but consistently. Response-component latencies increased and amplitudes decreased with stimulation contralateral to the site of lesion. This and continued study may contribute to the understanding of the aphasic’s physiological deficits, his language difficulties, and their inter-relationships, to better evaluate the aphasic’s problems and needs and to aid in planning appropriate rehabilitation programs.

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