Hansen’s Disease and Hearing Loss: Part 4

HHTM Staff:  Today’s post continues the discussion of Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy, as part of HHTM’s Staff writings for infectious diseases series.  Leprosy is caused by a secretive bacteria that strips itself down after plunging into the human body, where it takes up long-term residence as a parasite.  It’s sneaky, disguising itself from the body’s autoimmune system…

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Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) and Hearing Loss part 2

HHTM staff Today’s post continues the discussion of Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy, as part of HHTM’s series on insidious, successful diseases of long-standing that may have effects on hearing and balance.   Gaining information on such diseases is the first step that Audiologists and other health professionals need to take in order to…

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