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What can I do to help a child with auditory neglect function understand?

What can I do to help a child with auditory neglect function understand?

Pursue speech...: Comprehensive speach pathologist and ENT evaluation and management is recommended. ...Read more

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In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

Yes, results are : based on number correct out of total.The PASAT is a measure of cognitive function that assesses auditory information processing speed and flexibility, as well as calculation ability. It is used for patients with MS, not as a test pf general cognitive ability. ...Read more

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What are auditory nerves?

What are auditory nerves?

Auditory nerves: are the large cranial nerves that transmit sound information from the cochlea (inner ear) to the brain (specifically the inferior colliculus of the midbrain and the medial geniculate body in the epithalamus). from there sound information is processed and passed to the brain stem reticular formation, superior medial temporal lobe and other processing centers. ...Read more

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What is auditory synesthesia?

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Synesthesia: When stimulus applied to one modality produces sensation in another modality. For example, hearing a certain sound produces visualization of a certain color. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having auditory hallucinations?

What do you advise if I'm having auditory hallucinations?

Sort it all out: Auditory hallucinations can occur for a variety of reasons. It could be a side effect of a medication you are taking. It could be a mental health condition that runs in the family. It could be stress. It could be grief or bereavement. The list goes on and on. Talk with your doctor to get an initial impression. Your doctor may run some tests or refer you to a specialist for more evaluations ...Read more

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What are the means by which auditory hallucinations happen?

Brain dysfunction: There are multiple brain regions that show abnormal function including superior temporal cortical regions that encompasses the primary auditory cortex, broca’s area, the basal ganglia, anterior cingulate and the temporoparietal region. You can read this at http://cercor.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/14/1/91.Full. ...Read more

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I think that I am having auditory hallucinations. Should I be worried?

I think that I am having auditory hallucinations. Should I be worried?

Need evaluation: You don't say much about your situation, but auditory hallucinations can be part of multiple conditions. They need to be evaluated by a physician so you can get help with whatever is happening with you. Please don't ignore this. ...Read more

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Can auditory nerves heal ?

Can auditory nerves heal ?

Need specificity: If you have had a diagnosis of hearing loss due to neural degeneration (nerve deafness), then the answer is no. Once the inner ear or nerve of hearing is damaged, it does not return to normal. At age 41 it is unlikely that you have an aging problem. We need more information. For example, did you develop sudden deafness, it is on one side, are you having trouble understanding speech? ...Read more