Winning the War Against Hearing Loss, Part 5: Frequency Compression and Dead Zones

The 10 articles in this continuing series entitled “Winning the War Against Hearing Loss” discuss miracles of modern audiology. So far, I have discussed Kim, whose hearing aids enabled her to go back to work in the high-level noise of a bar, and David, a real estate broker, who has overcome his problems using a…

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A Closer Look at Pendred Syndrome

In this last of the series of syndromes that started in the January 20 post on early identification of syndromes using hearing loss, we come to Pendred Syndrome. Pendred Syndrome derives its name from the physician Vaughan Pendred who first described its symptoms in the late 19th century. This genetic disorder causes early hearing loss in children…

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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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Jervell Lange-Nielsen Syndrome

Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome is the highlight of this week’s post. There are times when a failed hearing screening in the hospital is the first indication that there may be other health concerns for a newborn as discussed in our post a couple of weeks ago.  Jervell Lange-Nielsen syndrome has not only hearing loss, but another…

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Reader’s Choice 2014: Fun Facts about Hearing Loss

Dear Readers: During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) are taking some time off. However, we are not leaving you without anything to read on our blog this week. Instead, we are publishing a special holiday edition filled with what we call our Readers’ Choices. HHTM has had more…

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