Central hearing loss with a bilateral inferior colliculus lesion

Dick L. Hoistad, Timothy C. Hain*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A case is presented of a 43-year-old man with bilateral lesions of the inferior colliculus (IC) due to central nervous system lymphoma. Our patient was found to have relatively normal pure-tone averages with severely reduced bilateral word recognition scores. This case illustrates that the presentation of a partial bilateral IC lesion may be of severely reduced word recognition accompanied by nearly normal pure-tone hearing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalAudiology and Neuro-Otology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2 2003


  • Central hearing loss
  • Hearing
  • Inferior colliculus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing


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