Hansen’s Disease and Hearing Loss, part 3

From HHTM Staff:     Hansen’s disease, aka leprosy, is the subject of a multi-post chapter in HHTM Staff contribution series on transmittable but mysterious diseases that affect the body in different, often chronic ways, including the hearing and balance systems.   Today’s post continues the primer on Hansen’s, compiling basic information that Audiologists and other health professionals need…

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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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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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http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/stories/510532009-path-begins-phase-iii-malaria-vaccine-clinical-trial

Hearing Loss from Infectious Diseases: Malaria

HHTM staff writing Now is the time to get the flu vaccination as a responsible health measure.  Flu is a virus which doesn’t cause hearing loss and and can be caught at home.  Today’s post addresses a different infectious disease that can cause hearing loss but is usually acquired away when traveling away from home.…

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