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 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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Treating People Who Have Genetic-based Migraine and Ear Problems

HHTM readers: This is the third and final post  in a series  on a disorder commonly known as “Vestibular-Related Migraine.” I prefer the name, Gb-M&E syndrome (Genetic-based Migraine and Ear syndrome). The first two articles in this series contain the introductory material. Be sure to read those articles before this one.  Not only does this…

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