Management of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Discussion

By Maurice Miller, Ph.D. Today I’m offering my suggestions regarding a subject very close to my professional interests and concerns: “Idiopathic” Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL). Idiopathic SSNHL is an interesting term which the great audiologist, Stanley Gelfand{{1}}[[1]]Gelfand, S. Essentials of Audiology. 3rd Edition. Thieme (2009)[[1]]has indicated in his classic text that it is a…

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Many Claims, Little Proof: Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Nutritional Supplements

By Maurice H. Miller, Ph.D. The creators of various nutritional supplements often make claims of being able to treat and cure hearing loss and tinnitus with antioxidants. They suggest that their treatment modalities will result in eliminating the need for hearing aids. Those of us who have been around for some time can attest to…

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Have Audiologists Abdicated Their Primary Rehabilitation Role?

Author’s Note: My earlier 2 part blog has now been out for over two months. The majority of the responses I received have been favorable and largely supportive. I feel it is now appropriate for me to respond.   By Maurice H. Miller, Ph.D. Dr. Kevin Liebe, audiologist and editor of this blog, stated to me…

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We Must Return to Our Rehabilitative Roots: Part II

Today’s post concludes last week’s discussion by Dr. Maurice H. Miller: Uniting the Profession  Audiology has unfortunately faltered since Alpiner and McCarthy{{1}}[[1]]Alpiner, J.G. & McCarthy, P.A. (2000). Rehabilitative Audiology: Children and Adults. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. [[1]] concluded, in 1973, that there was one common thread that should hold audiologists together: “Their practice and engagement…

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