AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017

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Concussion Biomarker Could Remove Ambiguity From Diagnosis

Nina Kraus, a Northwestern University professor and director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, is the lead author of a recent study that identified a method for reliably diagnosing concussions and tracking recovery.

Her research shows the key to diagnosing concussions lies in the brain’s ability to process sound. A biological marker in the auditory system could take the ambiguity and controversy out of diagnosing concussions.

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