Faculty Publications

Title

Impairments in dichotic listening in patients presenting anterior communicating artery aneurysm

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Anterior communicating artery aneurysm, Dichotic listening, Head injury

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Applied Neuropsychology

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

89

Last Page

95

Abstract

Impaired dichotic listening has been documented in numerous etiologies, but there is limited information on patients who present with anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysm. The sequelae following ACoA aneurysm is frequently associated with neurobehavioral impairments, such as confabulation, memory, and behavior, as a result of the areas of innervation (DeLuca, 1992; DeLuca & Diamond, 1995). Clinical experience, however, shows ACoA aneurysm to also be associated with impairments in dichotic listening. Participants in this study were divided into 2 groups: patients who presented with ACoA aneurysm with agematched controls, and patients who presented moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) with age-matched controls. TBI patients were included for test-validity purposes and to allow a comparison between diffuse and focal cerebral damage. Dichotic listening results revealed a similar pattern for patients with ACoA aneurysm and those with brain injury. The findings suggest that central auditory pathways are susceptible to damage following ACoA aneurysm.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2003

DOI of published version

10.1207/S15324826AN1002_04

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