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Neuropathies of the Auditory and Vestibular Eighth Cranial Nerves

  • Kimitaka Kaga
  • Arnold Starr
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Overview

  3. Pathophysiology and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Catherine M. McMahon, Robert B. Patuzzi, William P.R. Gibson, Halit Sanli
      Pages 21-36
    3. Kenji Itoh, Sozo Kuroki, Sotaro Sekimoto, Kimitaka Kaga
      Pages 37-42
  4. Cochlear Implants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Lee-Suk Kim, Sung-Wook Jeong
      Pages 61-69
    3. Kunihiro Fukushima, Yuko Kataoka, Yukihide Maeda, Shin Kariya, Susumu Tominaga, Rie Nagayasu et al.
      Pages 71-75
    4. Yukiko Shinjo, Yulian Jin, Kimitaka Kaga
      Pages 77-82
  5. Vestibular Neuropathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. G. Michael Halmagyi, Konrad P. Weber, Swee T. Aw, Michael J. Todd, Ian S. Curthoys
      Pages 93-109
  6. Neurological Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Makiko Kaga, Masumi Inagaki, Kaori Kon, Akira Uno, Tatsuro Nobutoki
      Pages 123-133
    3. Yuki Saito, Mitsuya Suzuki, Tunemasa Sato
      Pages 135-141

About these proceedings


Auditory neuropathy is gaining more attention as new findings come to light and as hearing screening of newborns has been introduced in many countries in the past decade. A compilation of research topics from around the world, this book provides the latest knowledge on the neuropathy of the auditory and vestibular eighth cranial nerves, with valuable information on pathophysiology and genetics, new subtypes, and recent research on cochlear implants in patients with auditory neuropathy, including children. Among the several major sections of the book, one presents neurological cases and another focuses on historical issues. Covering a wide range of related topics, the book provides a wealth of insights on this disease entity and on auditory and vestibular neuropathy in particular. It is a useful and informative reference for all those interested in and concerned with auditory nerve disease, especially for medical students, researchers, and clinicians.


hearing implant language neurology perception physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimitaka Kaga
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arnold Starr
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Sensory OrgansNational Tokyo Medical CenterMeguro-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Neurology and NeurobiologyUniversity of California IrvineIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuropathies of the Auditory and Vestibular Eighth Cranial Nerves
  • Editors Kimitaka Kaga
    Arnold Starr
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-09432-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-99804-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-09433-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 159
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Otorhinolaryngology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

"This book distills the most current information about the pathophysiology, genetics, diagnosis, and management of auditory and vestibular neuropathies. … This book is directed at physicians, audiologists, and other practitioners who have some background in auditory and vestibular neuropathies … ." (Sandra L Koterski, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)