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Semin Neurol 2006; 26(3): 321-330
Nonorganic Hearing Loss
James Lin, Hinrich Staecker
Nonorganic hearing loss is a decrease in hearing that is unexplained by anatomic or physiologic abnormalities, or both. The term is synonymous with functional hearing loss and pseudohypacusis. The demographics and potential etiologies of nonorganic hearing loss are described. History and physical findings that indicate a functional hearing loss are also discussed. A review of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system is provided as a background for the discussed objective tests of hearing thresholds. Finally, conditions that may mimic functional hearing loss are described in detail.
Pseudohypacusis in children: Circumstances and diagnostic strategy
The study attempts to specify the circumstances under which we should pay attention to children's pseudohypacusis. It evaluates the methods used to detect such cases and to determine hearing thresholds, according to the uni-or bilateralism of hearing loss. The study finally deals with the future of children diagnosed with pseudohypacusis.
Citation: Moore, David R. PhD (2018). Pseudohypacusis in children: Circumstances and diagnostic strategy. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 78(10): 1632-1636, Oct. 2014. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.07.0102
Non-organic hearing loss: new and confirmed findings
Although non-organic hearing losses are relatively rare, it is important to identify suspicious findings early to be able to administer specific tests, such as objective measurements and specific counseling. In this retrospective study, we searched for findings that were specific ti or typical for non-organic hearing losses.
Citation: Holenweg, A. & Kompis, M. (2010) Non-organic hearing loss: new and confirmed findings European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (2010) 267(8): 1213–1219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-010-1218-y