More on Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL)

Recently, we wrote about guidelines for working with patients who experience  Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL).  SSNHL is an often-devastating syndrome that takes its victim by surprise and all too often persists even after attempts at treatment.   The Audiologist-Patient relationship is fragile and fraught, in part because of patients’ fears and in part because…

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Migraine, Hearing Loss, Tinnitus: An Interesting and Unusual Case Study

HHTM Staff: This is a quick post to alert you to a fascinating case study involving one-sided, mild hearing loss; one-sided, extreme tinnitus; and horrible migraine-type headaches. The patient was an adult female.  As you’ll see from reading the article, her symptoms were suspected to be related to some sort of trauma — perhaps a…

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Missing the Obvious and the Occult: Why Audiologists Can’t Take Shortcuts

HHTM Staff All of us have taken shortcuts on the calculated risk that the odds are on our and the patient’s side. Short cuts are just that — they save time and eliminate sidetracks.  In the case of hearing loss, shortcuts allow the clinician to cut to the chase and fit hearing aids so the…

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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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Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss

HHTM Staff; May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  As we head into summer, the next three months or more will be spent pursuing the splendors of the great outdoors.   We all know to wear sunscreen and hats to protect our skin. Some of us know to wear long sleeves and pants to ward off…

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