presence of otoacoustic emissions in profoundly deaf child (fwd)

Jeff Sirianni sirianni at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri Sep 15 09:06:14 EST 1995


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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 08:53:52 -400 (EDT)
From: Ron Blue <rcb1 at lex.lccc.edu>
To: Jeff Sirianni <sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu>
Subject: Re: presence of otoacoustic emissions in profoundly deaf child (fwd)

On 14 Sep 1995, Jeff Sirianni wrote:
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> Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 13:38:39 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Allison M. Scott <ascott at mail.coin.missouri.edu>
> To: sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu
> Subject: presence of otoacoustic emissions in profoundly deaf child
> 
> 	I recently learned about a 16-month-old girl who was unresponsive 
> to sounds during behavioral testing and whose ABR only had a recordable 
> wave I at high intensity levels.  Even though she is profoundly deaf she 
> has recordable otoacoustic emissions.  This suggests that her cochlea is 
> normal and the problem lies within the central auditory system.  A 
> tactaid seems to be the only type of assistive device that may aid her in 
> developing an awareness of sounds.
> 	Has anybody else heard of a similar case?  Are there any other 
> devices that may aid this girl in developing sound awareness?  Could a 
> cochlea with measurable OAEs be abnormal?
> 
What did the neurologist say?
Ron Blue





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