Headphones help diagnose brain injuries


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BRITISH doctors have developed a pioneering brain pressure test using a special set of headphones that can detect life-threatening head injuries and infections without the need for surgery or painful spinal procedures.

THE technique being used by Southampton General Hospital, which involves a patient wearing the headphones with an ear plug linked to a computer, enables doctors to measure fluid pressure in the skull – known as intracranial pressure (ICP) – via a channel which links the inner ear with the brain.

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