Characteristics of auditory brainstem evoked potentials in children with hearing impairment occurred due to infectious diseases

Authors:Jovana Ječmenica, Aleksandra Bajec-Opančina
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(3): 4265-4270  |  PDF File

Abstract

Background: In the group of objective audiological tests, the most important are tests of auditory brainstem evoked potentials. Objective: To test the configuration, degree of hearing loss and the response characteristics of auditory brainstem evoked potentials in children with hearing loss occurred due to infectious disease. Method:designed as case control study. Statistical significance of differences between calculated parameters in healthy children and children with sensorineural hearing loss was determined. Results : Infectious agents have led to the emergence of various forms of sensorineural hearing loss. We found deviations from the normal values of absolute and interwaves latencies in some children in our group, both among those with hearing loss and among those with normal hearing.Conclusion: We found that in the group of children who had the disease or purulent meningitis born with rubella virus and cytomegalovirus, a retrocochlear damage in children with cochlear and the children without him.