Absent auditory brain stem response: peripheral hearing loss or brain stem dysfunction?

@article{Kraus1984AbsentAB,
  title={Absent auditory brain stem response: peripheral hearing loss or brain stem dysfunction?},
  author={Nina Kraus and Ozcan Ozdamar and Larry Stein and Nancy L Reed},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1984},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={400-6}
}
Interpretation of auditory brain stem response (ABR) findings can be problematic in cases where waves III and V are absent. Such findings can be attributed to profound hearing loss, brain stem neuropathology, or both. Over a 3-year period, 48 patients with no known brain stem damage and on whom audiologic data were available were found to have no response by ABR or absent waves III and V. Severe to profound hearing loss was documented in 38 cases, audiometric data were equivocal in 3 cases, and… CONTINUE READING
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