Faster Diagnosis of Acoustic Tumor with Physician and Audiologist

Note from Judy Huch, AuD, Editor: I have the privilege to supervise 4th year Audiology Externs at our offices in Tucson. We are fortunate that most of what we see is routine, but we do have “teaching moments”.  Not all of these moments are as health-altering as this case, fortunately, when an Acoustic Neuroma was…

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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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Neural Auditory Effects of Hansen’s Disease (Part 11 and final)

HHTM Staff: The leprosy series comes to an end today with a look at what is known of leprosy’s effects on the vestibulocochlear nerve (VIIIn) and into the brain.  Sensorineural hearing loss without vestibular symptoms is associated with leprosy, independent of antibiotic treatment.  Hearing loss is likely under-reported; likewise, leprosy itself likely goes undetected for…

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Hansen’s Disease and Auditory Vestibular Disorders (Part 10)

HHTM staff: This longer-than-expected series on leprosy nears an end with one more to follow after today’s post.  Leprosy is a complicated disease, hard to identify, easy to treat, hard to pin down auditory effects prior to diagnosis and treatment.  Even after the disease itself is diagnosed and hearing loss is reported, the audiologic diagnostic…

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Hansen’s Disease as a Causal Factor in Sensorineural Hearing Loss (Part 9)

HHTM Staff: Today’s post almost completes the Hansen’s disease/Leprosy series and the connection to sensorineural hearing loss.  Last post tabulated data from all available studies, concluding that: vestibular disorders are uncommon or not related to Hansen’s disease hearing loss is related and under-reported, possibility to a large degree the hearing losses are sensorineural the hearing losses…

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