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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About hearing loss—from someone with normal hearing

 HHTM readers, we have the pleasure of bringing you Jesse Botella, with a unique spin on a topic confronted by many providers on a daily basis in the Hearing Health World.   I know what you’re thinking: What can someone with normal hearing possibly say about hearing loss? Surely he can’t contribute anything new to the…

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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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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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The Migraine and Ear Connection: A New Perspective

Today’s post marks the first in the final series written by Dr. Bob Martin for HearingHealthMatters.  As his final topic, Dr. Martin has chosen to write on connections linking migraines and hearing health.  We are honored that Dr. Martin has contributed on such a wide variety of topics for us! Audiologists play a variety of…

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