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It is sometimes difficult to determine the cause of sudden hearing loss. The success of sudden hearing loss treatment depends on the nature of the hearing loss and symptoms.
The diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss begins with a comprehensive hearing evaluation to determine the amount of hearing in each ear. A visit to a professional who...
Auditory Processing (also called Central Auditory Processing) refers to the means by which we make sense of what we hear. "Auditory Processing Disorders" refers to a...
Otolaryngologists (also called ear-nose-and-throat, or ENT doctors) are physicians who have advanced training in disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Otologists neurotologist...
This is a typical comment from people with hearing loss. Hearing loss acts like a filter, filtering out certain sounds. Often, consonants are most affected. So if you have a...
How does tympanometry assist in audiological evaluation?
I am a saxophonist and composer with hearing loss and heard that Bill Clinton's hearing loss was from playing the saxophone, not from the blowing but because of the volume, (noise induced hearing loss). Another article I read said there is concern that b
I am looking for information about hearing loss and firearms. I read an article some years ago that gave information about the difference in ear-level dB exposure in shooters/hunters that shot both right and left handed. The premise of the article was tha
I am trying to understand the basics of how in monitors that sit in the ear work. What is the musician hearing? Is it the entire band; is it only his/her vocals and/or instrument? How does the musician hear the crowd, or do they need to?
When I use Q-Tips to clean my ears, they itch for days. What is the best way to clean my ears and how often should I do it?
What is the typically amount of attenuation that is provided with custom musicians' monitors worn in the ear?
What are the most common long-term care and maintenance issues with monitors worn in the ear?
I would like to ask if a pediatric patient with a profound sensorinueral hearing loss would still have any chance of improving his hearing with the use of hearing aids? The patient in question is 5 years old.
I am very interested in joining the military. Since I was a kid, I have had my heart set on joining the Army Rangers. I now realize that it is impossible with any hearing loss at all (or is it?) What are my career options in the army?
My husband has hearing loss in both ears, the left more so than the right. He has had hearing aids for at least 4 years which seemed to help more at first but now it seems like he is having to turn them up more often to the point where one of them is beep
If a person delays being fitted with hearing aids after being diagnosed with a hearing loss sufficient to require them, what negative effect could that have on the person's ability to hear as time goes by? Will replacement of hearing aids every 10 to 20 y
Restoration of inner ear hair cells damaged lost through disease, toxins or inherited problems is currently impossible in humans. However, studies in non-human animals show several areas of promise for treatment of hearing or vestibular loss.
I have tinnitus and my ears are sensitive to air pressure changes in airplane rides. I would like to have custom earplugs made (from ear impressions) that protect against that pressure change. Are you able to do that or do you know someone who might be ab
I have had several sets of hearing aids--some costing over $2000.00 each. My major problem is that I have what is called Pilot's Ear. I can hear low tones fine, but above a certain octave my hearing goes to near -0-. None of the hearing aids I have had c
Do you know of any relationship with Lyme Disease and Tinnitus? Or Lyme Disease and hearing loss?
If noise reduction reduces good sounds, too, then how do noise-reducing stereo headsets deliver such good sound? Could their design be used for hearing aids?
Can soft earmolds be used as hearing protection in noise?
Are there precautions we should take to protect the hearing of very young children? Is the hearing mechanism of infants more susceptible to damage from noise than that of adults and older children?
I copied morse code in the military for over two years averaging 8 hours a day on the radio with headphones listening to code through radioprinter noise and atmospheric noise. I am now thirty years later experiencing hearing loss in the middle and high f
Please discuss Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome, including management and counseling. How often should hearing be monitored?