Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the auditory cortex improved hearing impairment in a patient with brainstem encephalitis

Takayuki Mori, Naoyuki Takeuchi, Sakiko Suzuki, Mika Miki, Tetsuaki Kawase, Shin Ichi Izumi

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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can alter cortical excitability, and has been effective in treating some neurological disorders. This case report describes the use of tDCS in a 13-year-old female who developed bilateral hearing impairment after brainstem encephalitis when she was 6 years old. Her auditory function was more impaired in her right ear than her left. Anodal stimulation (1 mA) was applied for 10 min to the left auditory cortex once per day for 4 consecutive days to improve her right ear speech discrimination score. Sustained and significant improvement in maximum speech discrimination was observed after the four tDCS treatments. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of improvement in speech discrimination after anodal stimulation of the auditory cortex. These results encourage further studies investigating the beneficial effects of tDCS in patients with hearing impairments.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)760-764
ページ数5
ジャーナルJournal of International Medical Research
44
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生化学
  • 細胞生物学
  • 生化学、医学

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