Hyperacusis — When Hearing is TOO Good

HHTM Staff: The typical adult patient in an audiologist’s practice presents with complaints of progressive difficulty hearing in one or more situations, often accompanied by tinnitus that may or may not be bothersome.  Often, the audiometric tests confirm hearing loss in both ears that is “cochlear” in origin, meaning that stems from damage to the…

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Prevalence and Future Cost of Hearing Loss

Judy Huch, AuD and HHTM Staff:  Some who stumble across this blog site may wonder how in the world a blog can survive when its only topic is hearing loss and so many people do not recognize how pervasive and insidious hearing loss is.  We’ve compiled information on hearing loss for those folks, so they’ll…

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The Monologue Strategy — If You Can’t Hear, Just Dominate the Conversation

by HHTM Staff Have you encountered people who speak loud and long, dominating conversations by turning a dialog into a monologue?  Maybe the loud person was in another group, but so loud that s/he interfered with the conversation you were trying to have?  If you’ve had these experiences, you likely wondered why the person was talking so loudly…

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

HHTM Staff The Plot An audiologist reported that a patient of long standing suddenly appeared for an appointment with pressure ventilation tubes (PE tubes) placed in both ear drums. He is over 90 years of age and has a 30+ year history of severe bilateral hearing loss, so the audiologist was surprised and concerned.  The…

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Concussion: A Condition for Audiology Awareness – Part 2

HHTM readers: The last post from Dr. Marincovich was the first of the concussion blogs.  Today’s post is the second part of this awareness campaign. Dr. Peter Marincovich earned his graduate degree in communicative disorders from Louisiana State University, and his Ph.D. in Audiology from the University of Memphis. A Santa Rosa native, Dr. Marincovich…

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