Auditory evoked potential for deafness diagnosis in a cat with peripheral vestibular syndrome

The brainstem auditory evoked potential is an electrodiagnostic test that allows a functional assessment of the auditory pathways from the middle ear to the brainstem. This test, in veterinary medicine, is not commonly used in Brazil. This paper reports the use of auditory evoked potential for deafness detection in a cat with unilateral peripheral vestibular syndrome secondary to otitis media.

deafness; auditory evoked potential; otitis; cats

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