Amplification Options in Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
Takwa A. Gabr*
Audiovestibular Medicine, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, Tanta University Hospitals, Tanta, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Takwa A. Gabr
Associate professor, Audiology Unit
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery department
Tanta University Hospitals, Tanta, 31527, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 02, 2015; Accepted date: January 19, 2016; Published date: January 27, 2016
Citation: Gabr TA (2016) Amplification Options in Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 4:151. doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000151
Copyright: © 2016 Gabr TA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is a specific form of hearing loss characterized by the presence of normal or near-normal Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) but the absence of normal middle ear muscle reflex and severely abnormal or completely absent auditory brainstem response (ABRs). Amplification is considered a dilemma in such disorder with a lot of debates. This article will review hearing aids and cochlear implant as options for management in ANSD.