http://collider.com/florence-foster-jenkins-review/

Keeping Age at Bay: Young and Vibrant Voices

Last post described the characteristics of aging voices:  tremulous, changing pitch, reduced vocal endurance and projection, reduced volume.  Not everyone who is aging experiences those voice effects and today’s post looks at ways to avoid them.   This issue arose because of a phone conversation The Audiologist had with her 80ish-patient recently, in which she…

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https://www.wikihow.com/Develop-a-Perfect-Speaking-Voice

Young and Old Voices: When You Can’t Hear the Voice Even With Hearing Aids

A day scarcely passes in an audiology practice without a patient fretting that someone they know and like is speaking so softly nowadays that they have difficulty hearing them even with hearing aids.  After checking the patient’s hearing aids, The Audiologist typically suggests commonsense strategies: Look at the person when they’re speaking. Ask them to…

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: a primer for patients and providers

Sudden hearing loss is one of the most disconcerting events in the lives of patients and audiology practices.  As its name suggests, there is no warning nor is there any way to predict who is as risk.  Typically, the audiologist meets the patient for the first time as the result of this sudden, potentially devastating…

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The Johns Hopkins Study on Hearing and Cognition

 Starting in 2010 Dr Frank Lin and colleagues commenced publishing results of studies of hearing loss and dementia, arriving at essentially the same conclusions using two paradigms and two different, large subject cohorts.  At the time, a Huffington Post article provided a good summary for lay readers of two studies loosely referred to as The Johns Hopkins…

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http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ramsay-hunt-syndrome/home/ovc-20257238

Ramsay-Hunt, Bell’s Palsy, Herpes Zoster Oticus: How Do You Tell Them Apart?

This is the next chapter in a multi-part Shingles series originally prompted by an obscure link to Red Ear Syndrome.  That link lead to posts on shingles in general, shingles in the ear, and the specifically-named Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome Type 2 (RHS/2) . RHS/2 is a horribly painful condition in which the herpes zoster in the geniculate ganglion reactivates…

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