Defective auditory processing in a child with temporal epileptic focus

Avinoam Shuper*, Mordechai Medvedovsky, Sara Kivity

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A 9-year-old boy presented with intolerance to noise that was a trigger for violent temper tantrums that occasionally resembled complex partial seizures. The condition was also a cause for withdrawal from all activities and settings that could potentially be associated with noise. Both electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography clearly demonstrated a left temporal (T5) epileptic focus, although the child never had convulsive seizures. Genetic studies failed to reveal a GRIN2A mutation. We suggest that the hyperacusis in the reported child is another variation of the Landau-Kleffner spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-516
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Landau-Kleffner
  • hyperacusis
  • temper tantrums
  • temporal epileptic focus


Dive into the research topics of 'Defective auditory processing in a child with temporal epileptic focus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this