Resting neural activity patterns in auditory brainstem and midbrain in conductive hearing loss.

CONCLUSIONS Conductive hearing loss (CHL) lowers resting neural activity patterns in the auditory periphery. Such reductions of peripheral auditory activity may influence the developing central brain during early postnatal years when the system is still highly plastic. OBJECTIVES A common cause of CHL in young children is otitis media; if chronic and/or… CONTINUE READING