Aa
A
A
A
Close
Neurology Community
45.2k Members
Avatar universal

Hearing voices, music, and machinery noises

My mom is 93 years old, mentally alert, memory very sharp.  However, she hears actual conversations and words to songs as well as trains or machinery in operation.  We have been to 3 Nuerologists who really have no clue.  Five years ago she fell and hit her head hard on concrete.  MRI shows nothing  Has anyone else experienced this or have any information?
1 Responses
585414 tn?1288941302
   Yes it depends if the conversations and voices she hears started right after the fall or soon after or had occurred before or happened much later. The effects of a traumatic brain injury are generally able to be measured on a MRI but there can be exceptions. Also what might have happened could have caused disruptions in brain function that are less easy to note on a direct scan because they were at a synaptic level. Also the changes could have occurred independently from another cause. I say this having had some elderly relatives who have had falls and t.i.a.'s and although their neurologists could note the changes they were not always measurable through testing. Best to find a referral to a neurologist who specializes in gerontology and has some specific knowledge in this area if others were unable to help or what's happening is clinically complex.
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease