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Ramsay Hunt: A Focused Attack on the Ear, Hearing and Balance

Today’s post continues a Shingles series that started with an obscure link to Red Ear Syndrome.  That link led to posts on shingles in general and shingles in the ear.  The latter co-mingles with the specifically named Ramsey-Hunt syndrome, the subject of the next several posts in this series.     Understanding RHS – 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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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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Hansen’s Disease and Auditory Vestibular Disorders (Part 8)

HHTM staff: In the penultimate post on leprosy,  the series finally begins addressing how the auditory/vestibular system fits into the spectrum of symptoms comprising this 20+ million year old disease.  The bacterial parasite that haunts the human body and causes leprosy had evaded scientific and medical understanding, even in the modern world.    Audiology is no…

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