University of Edinburgh

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder - basics to management

Presented on Tuesday, 28th February 2017


Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder is a condition where children can vary from normal functional hearing to profound hearing loss. Discussion topics covered:

  • presentation features, possible predisposing conditions, the tests which need to be done;
  • guidelines for cochlear implant assessment and the recommendations;
  • the need of multidisciplinary team and cases histories.

Participants were asked to bring along anonymous case histories to be discussed on the day.

Participants said:

"The course was very informative. Case studies were interesting."

"Speaker was good at explaining answers to audience questions."


Target Audience

Mainstream teachers, teachers of the deaf, speech & language therapists, support staff, early years workers, educational psychologists, parents; those working with pre-school/early primary school-aged children who are cochlear implant users or hearing aid users.


Dr Kaukab Rajput, Consultant, Audiological Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London


10.30 am
Anatomy and physiology of ear and hearing
Clarification of diagnosis of ANSD
Historical data and differential diagnosis

1.30 pm
Etiology, implication and management of ANSD

2.15 pm
Case studies and discussion

3.30 pm
Course evaluation and close