New Research in Single Sided Deafness

Audiologists realize that the loss of hearing in one ear, single sided deafness (SSD), is more common and more troublesome than most people realize. SSD can be caused by a number of things, from viral infections or thrombi to brain tumors  and is currently incurable and difficult to treat. While the resulting hearing symptoms of SSD vary…

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The Stapedius of Muscle Cars

A 2012 blog on air bags at Hearing International ended with the statement, “Sensorineural hearing loss due to air bag deployment is rare, and there have been only a few reports in the English literature.  Audiologists know, however, that 140 dB of intensity is the threshold of pain and these intensities can cause hearing loss under some…

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