Characteristics of auditory agnosia in a child with severe traumatic brain injury: a case report.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15582032
Author: 
Speedie LJ
Author List: 
Hattiangadi N
Pillion JP
Slomine B
Christensen J
Trovato MK
Speedie LJ
Journal: 
Brain Lang
PubMed ID: 
15582032
Pagination: 
12-25
Volume: 
92
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 
We present a case that is unusual in many respects from other documented incidences of auditory agnosia, including the mechanism of injury, age of the individual, and location of neurological insult. The clinical presentation is one of disturbance in the perception of spoken language, music, pitch, emotional prosody, and temporal auditory processing in the absence of significant deficits in the comprehension of written language, expressive language production, or peripheral auditory function. Furthermore, the patient demonstrates relatively preserved function in other aspects of audition such as sound localization, voice recognition, and perception of animal noises and environmental sounds. This case study demonstrates that auditory agnosia is possible following traumatic brain injury in a child, and illustrates the necessity of assessment with a wide variety of auditory stimuli to fully characterize auditory agnosia in a single individual.
Published Date: 
January, 2005

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