Question: A 4 year old child is brought to your office after failing a school hearing screen. His parents bring an otoacoustic emissions test from an outside institution that shows intact cochlear outer hair cell function bilaterally. You obtain a behavioral audiogram which shows intact pure tone hearing but 0% word recognition in the left ear. Auditory brainstem response testing shows abnormal responses in the left ear. What is your leading diagnosis? [Answer will be posted with next week's new question]
Answer to last week's question, Who Gives a Shrug...?! (May 18, 2015):
The transverse process of the C1 vertebra can be used as a palpable landmark for finding the spinal accessory nerve in the neck.