Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is a degenerative disorder caused by mutations of the FXN gene. Sensorineural hearing loss is one of the clinical features of FRDA, and the majority of hearing-impaired patients have shown evidence of auditory neuropathy. This study characterizes the cochlear receptor and auditory nerve potentials in a patient with FRDA who had the clinical profile of auditory neuropathy. The aim was to investigate the site of the lesion and the pathophysiological mechanisms behind the hearing dysfunction.
Read More: Abnormal Cochlear Potentials in Friedreich's Ataxia Point to Disordered Synchrony of Auditory Nerve Fiber Activity