Sounding out intracranial pressure with a hearing test

intracranial pressure measurement using hearing testThe current methods for monitoring patients with intracranial hypertension—intracranial sensing for inpatients, frequent spinal taps for outpatients—are very invasive.

Gena Heidary, MD, PhD, of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology is working on a system that uses a modified hearing test to measure a patient’s intracranial pressure non-invasively.

Learn more about it on Vector.