vascular loops and hearing loss

Vascular Loops and Unilateral Hearing Loss

Last August, a post in this section described unusual findings in a patient with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss and retrocochlear findings who was referred for MRI to rule out acoustic neuroma. An acoustic neuroma is a benign, small, slow-growing tumor on the VIII cranial nerve–technically called a vestibular schwannoma.   The MRI found no evidence of…

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Hearing Aid Battery Technology Advances and Cautions

For years, dispensing audiologists have been cautioning patients and parents to take care around hearing aid batteries.  The threat of accidentally ingesting a battery was a real one and posed significant danger when batteries contained mercury.  The caution was codified in the FDA hearing aid information booklet that is still part of every hearing aid…

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The Vitamin Antioxidant Hearing Loss Studies

Last week’s post  initiated a discussion of diet, specifically antioxidants and vitamins, as “… one of the few modifiable risk factors for age-related hearing loss” (Gopinath et al 2011).  Today’s post summarizes salient features of several investigations of hearing loss and dietary risk factors which derive their findings from longitudinal epidemiological health studies of different subject…

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Hearing Aids for the Young at Heart

Over the years, The Audiology Condition has socked away items of interest for active Seniors who may find themselves consulting with Audiologists.   The following are light-hearted articles but each contains a hearing nugget worth thinking about for active Seniors seeking hearing help.     Seniors are the New Awesome   Back in the day,…

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