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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Hearing Screening and Early Identification of Syndromes

By Judy Huch, AuD and Carly Copeland, AuD Genetic hearing loss can be associated with hidden potentially life threatening diseases if they go undiagnosed. Hearing loss is often the first clue to detecting these serious syndromes. Most babies with these diseases look healthy at birth and have no family members affected with the disease. Four…

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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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“Streamers,” Bluetooth, and Pacemaker Compatibility

This week’s post is a followup on an earlier blog post in September concerning “streamers” and Bluetooth connectivity. Siemens has released its EasyTek, and at a recent training session in New Jersey audiologists were told that the device was compatible with pacemakers. However, when looking for written backup on the Internet I found a Norwegian handbook  that advised people to check with…

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