Perceptual challenges in auditory neural processing in neurodegenerative conditions like Fredereich Ataxia

Muhammed, Ayas and Archana, * and Rajashekhar, * (2012) Perceptual challenges in auditory neural processing in neurodegenerative conditions like Fredereich Ataxia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, 1 (2). pp. 142-143.

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Abstract

Friedreich ataxia (FA) is considered as a neurodegenerative disorder and is the most frequent type of hereditary ataxia. FA is characterized by degeneration in several spinal tracts, dorsal roots and peripheral nerves. Due to the disruption in the neural function, these individuals pose certain perceptual challenges in understanding speech in the presence of noise. Auditory nerve is considered as an important structure for the neural processing of acoustic sounds. Any break down in its function will result in auditory processing deficits. These difficulties can only be identified with detailed test battery approach which includes both behavioural and electrophysiological tests. Therefore in the present case study, we aim to highlight the auditory processing deficits in FA which resulted in the identification of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) a rare neural disorder seen in individuals with FA. Further it sheds light in to the possible management options in individual with ANSD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceptual challenges in auditory neural processing in neurodegenerative conditions like Fredereich Ataxia
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 09:29
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 09:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78410

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