A case of transient auditory agnosia and schizophrenia

Jin Kanzaki, Tatsuhiko Harada, Sho Kanzaki

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We report a case of transient functional auditory agnosia and schizophrenia and discuss their relationship. A 30-year-old woman with schizophrenia reporting bilateral hearing loss was found in history taking to be able to hear but could neither understand speech nor discriminate among environmental sounds. Audiometry clarified normal but low speech discrimination. Otoacoustic emission and auditory brainstem response were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) elsewhere evidenced no abnormal findings. We assumed that taking care of her grandparents who had been discharged from the hospital had unduly stressed her, and her condition improved shortly after she stopped caring for them, returned home and started taking a minor tranquilizer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology of Japan
Volume114
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar

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Schizophrenia
Bilateral Hearing Loss
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Speech Perception
Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Grandparents

Keywords

  • Schizophrenia
  • Speech discrimination disorder
  • Transient functional auditory agnosia

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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A case of transient auditory agnosia and schizophrenia. / Kanzaki, Jin; Harada, Tatsuhiko; Kanzaki, Sho.

In: Journal of Otolaryngology of Japan, Vol. 114, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 133-138.

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Kanzaki, Jin ; Harada, Tatsuhiko ; Kanzaki, Sho. / A case of transient auditory agnosia and schizophrenia. In: Journal of Otolaryngology of Japan. 2011 ; Vol. 114, No. 3. pp. 133-138.
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