Academy Research Conference (ARC)
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Chair: Linda Hood, PhD
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) is a unique condition that occurs in individuals with normal cochlear outer hair cell function and disordered afferent neural activity at the level of inner hair cell synapses, the auditory nerve, and/or brainstem. While the incidence rate is unknown, ANSD can affect individuals across the lifespan. Scientists do not fully understand the pathogenic mechanisms that underlie this condition which can make diagnosis and management a difficult clinical challenge.
This conference will present the latest translational research as it relates to examination of the etiology of ANSD, evaluation, and management.