Professor Patricia Roush, Au.D.
Department of Otolaryngology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Patricia Roush is professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where she specializes in working with infants and young children with hearing loss. She has published extensively and lectured internationally on topics related to pediatric audiology and hearing loss in children.
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder In Children: Diagnosis and Management
Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is a clinical diagnosis characterized by abnormal auditory brainstem responses with evidence of normal outer hair cell function. Children diagnosed with this disorder exhibit a wide range of functional hearing abilities. For audiologists and other professionals, infants with ANSD present special challenges for both diagnosis and management. This presentation will describe the characteristics of children with ANSD and the interdisciplinary approach needed for diagnosis and management.
Learners will be able to identify the clinical profile and medical characteristics of children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD).
Learners will identify strategies for successful audiologic management of children with ANSD including hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Learners will describe the outcomes of children with auditory neuropathy managed with observation, amplification, or cochlear implantation.