Auditory Dysfunction Following a Gunshot Wound of the Pons A patient with a gunshot wound penetrating the right side of the brainstem at the level of the pons was given a test battery to evaluate peripheral hearing function and central auditory processing abilities. A month later, the left ear had a loss of sensitivity for high frequency tones, decreased ... Reports
Reports  |   August 01, 1982
Auditory Dysfunction Following a Gunshot Wound of the Pons
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1982
Auditory Dysfunction Following a Gunshot Wound of the Pons
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1982, Vol. 47, 296-300. doi:10.1044/jshd.4703.296
History: Received November 8, 1979 , Accepted September 30, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1982, Vol. 47, 296-300. doi:10.1044/jshd.4703.296
History: Received November 8, 1979; Accepted September 30, 1981

A patient with a gunshot wound penetrating the right side of the brainstem at the level of the pons was given a test battery to evaluate peripheral hearing function and central auditory processing abilities. A month later, the left ear had a loss of sensitivity for high frequency tones, decreased speech discrimination, and excess tone decay. Two years later these deficits had resolved. However, a central auditory impairment remained, affecting the right ear score on Binaural Fusion and left ear scores on dichotic tasks and tonal pattern sequences.

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