Auditory evoked potentials as measures of plasticity in humans

Suzanne C. Purdy*, Andrea S. Kelly, Peter R. Thorne

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence from animal studies for plasticity of auditory function. This has prompted research to determine whether such plastic changes occur in adults and children with hearing disorders. Behavioural measures such as speech perception scores do show improvements after hearing aid fitting and cochlear implantation. Several studies have also shown changes in cortical auditory evoked potentials after cochlear implantation and after auditory training. These studies indicate that improvements in speech perception ability are associated with changes in the central auditory system, particularly at the cortical level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalAudiology and Neuro-Otology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Auditory evoked potential
  • Cochlear implant
  • Hearing aid
  • Plasticity
  • Speech perception

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