Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss?

Sleep disordered breathing is a common chronic condition in the general population world wide. In 2008, Punjabi estimated the prevalence of Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) is in the range of 3% to 7%, with certain components of the population at higher risk. Recent estimates, however, by the American Journal of Epidemiology indicate a substantially higher prevalence of SAS of 26 percent in adults between the ages of…

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Sir Charles and His Journey to Discover a Palsy – Part 2: From Expressions to Palsy

Charles Bell left his position as a surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and, in 1804, moved with his brother John to London, where they set up a private school of surgery and anatomy.   While John did not have to deal with the jealousy and arguments with his Edinburgh colleagues, Scottish medical people were not very highly thought of in London…

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