Hansen’s Disease and Hearing Loss; Part 1

HHTM Staff Today begins a discussion of Hansen’s disease (aka leprosy) as a continuation of HHTM’s series on insidious, successful diseases of long-standing.  Malaria was covered in multiple posts earlier.   The purpose of this series is to uncover possible links to hearing loss, on the understanding that increasing global travel and inadequate information, training…

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Audiology and Malaria: a Proposed Protocol (Malaria Part 5)

HHTM Staff HHTM readers Last series post concluded with a cry of concern: At some point Audiologists encounter patients with malarial effects; Pediatric Audiologists will encounter infants born to mothers who had malaria and malarial treatments. What are we to do when this happens? We lack guidance.  Today’s post wraps up the malaria series and concludes…

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Quinine: Old, Effective, Bitter, Ototoxic: Malaria Part 4

HHTM Staff HHTM Readers: drug regimens for prevention and/or treatment of malaria were the topics for the last two series posts, following a post on the disease itself.  The disease is terrible and so are the handful of drugs used to prevent or treat it.  Quinine is the standout – historically, politically, economically, audiologically, and…

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Anti-Malarial Drug Effects on Hearing and Balance: Malaria Part 3

HHTM Staff HHTM readers,  The last blog post on malaria in The Audiology Condition described preventive approaches–mainly “chemoprophylactic” medication regimens– used to avoid contracting malaria in countries where the disease is endemic. There are five drugs in the preventive regime.  None are effective in all endemic countries, all have side effects that include hearing and…

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Hearing Loss from Infectious Diseases: Malaria

HHTM staff writing Now is the time to get the flu vaccination as a responsible health measure.  Flu is a virus which doesn’t cause hearing loss and and can be caught at home.  Today’s post addresses a different infectious disease that can cause hearing loss but is usually acquired away when traveling away from home.…

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