Concussions are difficult to diagnose in a reliable manner. In fact, no single test has been found to reliably and objectively diagnose a concussion.
- Concussions are caused by a blow to the head leading to mild traumatic brain injury.
- A good way to diagnose concussions is to test the ability to process sound after head injury.
- By measuring the brain’s automatic electric reaction to sound, concussions were diagnosed with 90 percent accuracy.
Making sense of sound is a complex brain function, which is why it’s “not surprising that a blow to the head would disrupt this delicate machinery,” she explained.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.