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Central auditory processing and migraine: a controlled study.

Agessi LM, Villa TR, Dias KZ, Carvalho Dde S, Pereira LD - J Headache Pain (2014)

Bottom Line: Subjects with aura and without aura performed significantly worse in GIN test for right ear (p = .006), for left ear (p = .005) and for DPT test (p < .001) when compared with controls without headache, however no significant differences were found in the DDT test for the right ear (p = .362) and for the left ear (p = .190).They also presented impairment in the physiological mechanism of temporal processing, especially in temporal resolution and temporal ordering when compared with controls.Research Ethics Committee (CEP 0480.10) - UNIFESP.

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Affiliation: Division of Investigation and Treatment of Headaches (DITH), Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. agessi.larissa@gmail.com.

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Background: This study aimed to verify and compare central auditory processing (CAP) performance in migraine with and without aura patients and healthy controls.

Methods: Forty-one volunteers of both genders, aged between 18 and 40 years, diagnosed with migraine with and without aura by the criteria of "The International Classification of Headache Disorders" (ICDH-3 beta) and a control group of the same age range and with no headache history, were included. Gaps-in-noise (GIN), Duration Pattern test (DPT) and Dichotic Digits Test (DDT) tests were used to assess central auditory processing performance.

Results: The volunteers were divided into 3 groups: Migraine with aura (11), migraine without aura (15), and control group (15), matched by age and schooling. Subjects with aura and without aura performed significantly worse in GIN test for right ear (p = .006), for left ear (p = .005) and for DPT test (p < .001) when compared with controls without headache, however no significant differences were found in the DDT test for the right ear (p = .362) and for the left ear (p = .190).

Conclusions: Subjects with migraine performed worsened in auditory gap detection, in the discrimination of short and long duration. They also presented impairment in the physiological mechanism of temporal processing, especially in temporal resolution and temporal ordering when compared with controls. Migraine could be related to an impaired central auditory processing.

Clinical trial registration: Research Ethics Committee (CEP 0480.10) - UNIFESP.

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Figure 1: Mean values for the Gaps-in-noise test in right (RE) and left (LE) ears in all groups.

Mentions: The MA had an inferior performance on the GIN test for the left ear (p = .029) and the DPT test for both ears (p<.001). The MwA had a worse performance on the GIN test for the right ear (p = .005) and the left ear (p = .008) and on the DPT test for both ears (p = .003), when compared with the CG. There was no difference between migraineurs and controls on the DDT test (for the right ear p = .362; for the left ear p = .190) and between migraine groups in all tests (as observed in Table 2, Figures 1 and 2).


Central auditory processing and migraine: a controlled study.

Agessi LM, Villa TR, Dias KZ, Carvalho Dde S, Pereira LD - J Headache Pain (2014)

Mean values for the Gaps-in-noise test in right (RE) and left (LE) ears in all groups.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4232973&req=5

Figure 1: Mean values for the Gaps-in-noise test in right (RE) and left (LE) ears in all groups.
Mentions: The MA had an inferior performance on the GIN test for the left ear (p = .029) and the DPT test for both ears (p<.001). The MwA had a worse performance on the GIN test for the right ear (p = .005) and the left ear (p = .008) and on the DPT test for both ears (p = .003), when compared with the CG. There was no difference between migraineurs and controls on the DDT test (for the right ear p = .362; for the left ear p = .190) and between migraine groups in all tests (as observed in Table 2, Figures 1 and 2).

Bottom Line: Subjects with aura and without aura performed significantly worse in GIN test for right ear (p = .006), for left ear (p = .005) and for DPT test (p < .001) when compared with controls without headache, however no significant differences were found in the DDT test for the right ear (p = .362) and for the left ear (p = .190).They also presented impairment in the physiological mechanism of temporal processing, especially in temporal resolution and temporal ordering when compared with controls.Research Ethics Committee (CEP 0480.10) - UNIFESP.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Investigation and Treatment of Headaches (DITH), Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. agessi.larissa@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: This study aimed to verify and compare central auditory processing (CAP) performance in migraine with and without aura patients and healthy controls.

Methods: Forty-one volunteers of both genders, aged between 18 and 40 years, diagnosed with migraine with and without aura by the criteria of "The International Classification of Headache Disorders" (ICDH-3 beta) and a control group of the same age range and with no headache history, were included. Gaps-in-noise (GIN), Duration Pattern test (DPT) and Dichotic Digits Test (DDT) tests were used to assess central auditory processing performance.

Results: The volunteers were divided into 3 groups: Migraine with aura (11), migraine without aura (15), and control group (15), matched by age and schooling. Subjects with aura and without aura performed significantly worse in GIN test for right ear (p = .006), for left ear (p = .005) and for DPT test (p < .001) when compared with controls without headache, however no significant differences were found in the DDT test for the right ear (p = .362) and for the left ear (p = .190).

Conclusions: Subjects with migraine performed worsened in auditory gap detection, in the discrimination of short and long duration. They also presented impairment in the physiological mechanism of temporal processing, especially in temporal resolution and temporal ordering when compared with controls. Migraine could be related to an impaired central auditory processing.

Clinical trial registration: Research Ethics Committee (CEP 0480.10) - UNIFESP.

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Related in: MedlinePlus