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.
I am case managing a 12 yo child with a history of brain tumor, which was removed at age 3, followed by radiation, chemo. He has had several CVA's post radiation and developed bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. He requires yearly MRI's. No further radi
I have questions about the ''quantity'' of speech and language therapy needed for a four year old who has had a cochlear implant for two years.
What is the relationship between memory and programs in the hearing aids? If a hearing aid has 3 memories, does it mean that the hearing aid can hold 3 programs?
Can you use any hearing aid available (for instance, borrow someone else's) or do hearing aids need to be prescribed and made particularly for each individual? Can using the wrong hearing aids cause more problems instead of fixing the hearing loss?
Is there an electronic stethoscope you can recommend for a canal aid user other than one that utilizes a headset? Headsets seem to alienate other staff and patients as well. Are there any other choices of stethoscopes to use with my hearing aids in plac
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?
Years ago I read that tinnitus can be caused when wisdom teeth are not being pulled. The teeth put pressure on nerves, and this causes the tinnitus. I've been told my wisdom teeth are severely impacted . I have suffered tinnitus since I was about age 16.
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?
What is the ideal age for a deaf child to receive a cochlear implant?
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
If my child receives a cochlear implant before age two, will he be mainstreamed by the time he reaches elementary school?
Please address the issue of cochlear implants and recent reports of associated health risks.
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
What is the effect of AIDS on hearing?
Audiology Online and Healthy Hearing have sought input from authoritative and well respected sources regarding meningitis and cochlear implantation. The question posed below is a compilation, combining a few emails we recently received. We are apprecia
My mother-in-law keeps hearing music / radio stations and other noises (in both ears). She has had scans etc and has been told that she's very healthy and nothing is wrong. Please help and/or forward suggestions as we are really desperate for her. She
I have a patient with severe to profound hearing loss. She functions quite well with binaural digital hearing aids and lip-reading. However, she cannot hear an ambulance siren until it is right in front of her car. This has caused her to have one accide
Please tell me the difference between a single channel and a multi-channel cochlear implant?