Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical Hearing Losses

By Marshall Chasin, AuD. This post was originally published in Hearing Review and appears here by permission. I can’t tell you how often I have had the following conversation with someone at the Worker’s Compensation Board (also known as the Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board, in some jurisdictions) on behalf of a worker. Marshall: “Hello.…

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Case Study: Ear Problems Caused by Crohn’s Disease

By Kelly Morales A ten-year-old boy suffered for several years from ear pain and drainage with associated conductive hearing loss from ear canal inflammation. Other than occasional constipation, he had no significant family history or symptoms of Crohn’s disease. He was evaluated by several doctors but received little benefit from commonly prescribed ear infection medications.…

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Cystic Fibrosis and the Hearing Loss Connection

Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic, inherited disease which affects the lungs and digestive system from a defective gene and its protein produces unusually thick sticky mucus. Worldwide, 70,000 and nationwide 30,000 children and adults are affected.  Those with CF have their lungs clog which leads to life-threatening lung infections. This mucus can also obstruct the…

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Jet Fuel Combined With Noise Exposure Decreases Auditory Function

By Diana Holan, MS Hearing loss is the #1 disability for military veterans, which is attributed to acute or chronic exposure to excessive noise. However, studies from the last 20+ years have shown that working in excessive noise while inhaling toxic chemicals, including jet fuel, may be even more ototoxic than noise exposure alone. Such hearing…

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Nicotine Causes Lifelong Hearing and Cognitive Problems for Children

Diana has delved through the research to provide a follow-up to a previous post on the damages of second-hand smoke that I published on this blog in October 2012. By Diana Holan “Smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight.” Because nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, adequate oxygen…

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Hearing Loss Is Another Health Risk to Childhood Obesity

In HHMT blogs we have covered hearing loss associated with Cardiovascular disease , diabetes and a variety of other conditions.  This week we focus on a study published in June in The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc which links Childhood Obesity and sensorineural hearing loss in adolescents. First, how is Obesity defined?  The…

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