Department of Audiology Faculty Articles

Title

Audiological Investigation of Palatal Myoclonus

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-6770-4377

ISBN or ISSN

0021-9177

Volume

24

Issue

3

Publication Date / Copyright Date

7-1984

First Page

175

Last Page

182

Publisher

Europe PMC

Abstract

Palatal myoclonus, the rapid rhythmic contraction of palatal muscles, is a rare neurological disorder with many etiologies. Although most disease processes associated with this disorder affect the cerebellum, the auditory symptoms are often the first clue to diagnosis. Existing literature was reviewed in terms of auditory symptoms, pathophysiology, audiologic diagnostic procedures and rehabilitative strategies. In addition, a case study of a 34-yr-old woman who has had this highly peculiar degenerative disorder for over 20 yrs was described. Implications for appropriate rehabilitation strategies were addressed and the importance of comprehensive management was stressed.

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

adult, audiometry, female, humans, muscles, palatal muscles, palate, soft, tinnitus

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