Electrophysiological evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

Electrophysiological evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

Electrophysiological evidence of preserved hearing at the end of life

This study attempts to answer the question: “Is hearing the last to go?” We present evidence of hearing among unresponsive actively dying hospice patients. Individual ERP (MMN, P3a, and P3b) responses to deviations in auditory patterns are reported for conscious young, healthy control participants, as well as for hospice patients, both when the latter were conscious, and again when they became unresponsive to their environment.

By Miki