Alport Syndrome

The next in our series of syndromes that hearing loss may help identify is Alport Syndrome. The areas that are affected most in Alport are kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities.  Kidney disease in of itself is linked to hearing loss as described in an earlier post,  but those with Alport syndrome have a progressive loss…

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Hearing Loss after a Liver Transplant?

This past week I had a patient who received a liver transplant over 3 years ago.  He went to a world-renowned clinic for the procedure and during his post-transplant follow up he took advantage of his location and obtained diagnostic evaluation and treatment of his perceived hearing loss.  As a clinician, I know what I say…

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The Link Between Your Kidneys and Your Hearing

This blog is modified from a Physician Fax our office sends out monthly.  It was initially written by Jennifer T. Lamfers, AuD (bio below) March was National Kidney Month and March 8th was World Kidney Day.  Why is this important to us?  For years we have  been aware of rare syndromes involving renal disorder and…

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