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I have a client who has worn an ITE for many years. He recently obtained a new one and shortly after developed a fungal infection in his ear which he attributes to the device. What are the common causes of fungal infection in the ear and how does a hear
I am trying to locate some sort of soft earpieces or inserts for people who wear hearing aids while participating in sports. Do you know of anything on the market that would reduce the risk of injury from a mild blow to the ear? I hate my hard acrylic ear
I'm a 4th Year Mechanical student, doing my Final Thesis on Trumpet sound. Was wondering what is the Highest Loudness (In decibels, dB) can a Human take before going deaf? In another words, what is the unhealthy loudness of a sound? Where can I read mor
A couple of years ago, I got mumps and people were consistently telling us that I should always lie back, and after the mumps had gone by some months I realized that I could hear NOTHING from my left ear. When I checked up, I was told that the mumps had g
What contributes to itching ears, not just for those who wear hearing aids, but also for those who do not?
My 8 year-year-old daughter has had a struggle understanding her teachers at school. But when the school nurse tested her hearing she said she only had a mild loss, nothing to worry about. What should we do from here?
For many years I've suffered from yeast infections in my ears. No matter what my doctor does, including antibiotics and other eardrops - it still itches. It also interferes with wearing a hearing aid comfortably. What can I do?
My son was just recently tested for APD. He will be 7 in May so his age for the test was 6.5. My question does a child with APD also have Dyslexia? He has had a history of cronic ear infection since he was 3 months old. He has had 4 sets of tubes in the r
I have a 5 year old daughter, just diagnosed with CAPD. The audiologist started to do therapy on her only three times, he then said she wasn't ready for therapy? I asked why and he said we should be further in progress that where we were, doing sounds.
Please explain the rationale behind using steroid treatments to treat hearing loss. Additionally, which types and degrees of hearing loss are most amenable to steroid treatment, and how soon after the onset of hearing loss must they be used for maximal ef
I am just 32 years old and have suffered BPPV at least twice. Those two times happened to be severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. My father had Meinere's disease and my mom has genetic deafness. Could I be next?
Please describe the ''Gardner-Robertson Hearing Scale'' used to grade hearing loss after gamma knife radiosurgery for acoustic neuromas.
Are there laws or public safety recommendations regarding acceptable noise volume in public movie theaters?
How do you find an audiologist who knows how to test for CAPD correctly? How much should a person typically pay for those tests? Is it important for adults with possible CAPD be tested, and will the diagnosis really help them?
A fair amount of research has been published on CAPD in children. Where can I find more information about CAPD in adults, specifically on CAPD phonologic dyslexia?
I would like to know if there are some tips on furniture arrangement of a living/family room to promote better hearing for someone that has a moderate conductive hearing loss.
My 2 1/2 year old son has delayed speech. I'm in the process of getting his hearing checked out, but he seems to hear fine. Could he have normal hearing, but just hear sounds differently from the rest of us?
How can you tell if a person with hearing loss also has ADD?
My 9 yr old has a 12-decibel loss in one ear and a 6 dB loss in the other. Military medical will not treat this but it is causing him trouble at school. They will not treat him until he is at a 15 loss. Is this reasonable? I have difficulty accepting that
At least once a year, I experience profound hearing loss that seems to be a result of allergies. My ears seem ''stopped up'' and the consequent hearing loss goes on for days. My primary care physician has ruled out ear infection or sinus infection, and
Would you please discuss the influence of the spouse (or significant other) regarding seeking solutions for hearing loss, hearing aid sales, and successful AR with amplification?
How do ENG protocols differ for testing pediatric patients? What is the youngest age recommended for performing this test? At what point might balance assessment be necessary for pediatric patients?
Have you found any correlation between changes in hearing and a woman'smenstrual cycle? I have a female patient who has threshold shifts of approximately 10dB immediately preceding and during menstruation.
A doctor recently told us that our 10 year old daughter has 70-80% hearing loss in one of her ears. He said this could have been there since birth. Has anyone found any treatment that can help inner ear problems? He says there is no treatment, and that no
At what age can APD/CAP disorders first be diagnosed? (Note: We use the terms APD- Auditory Processing Disorder and , CAPD- Central auditory processing Disorder interchangeably)
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