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The bells are ringing ... am I hearing them. Sensorineural hearing loss. by Diana .. Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 5:58pm After more than 9 months of constant tinnitus in my left ear -- deafening, frustrating and aggravating ringing, I finally made it into an ENT and more importantly at the moment ... an audiologist. The ENT insisted that I needed an audiogram before anything could even begin. The thing is, I have been going a little more than slightly crazy wit ... Read on »
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss – my story by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 1:44pm My name is Graham and I am 36 years young, married with two daughters under the age of two (lots of fun!) and in July 2009, I became deaf overnight. This story actually starts ten years ago when for no reason and no explanation I lost the hearing in my right hear. After lots of visits to my GP and being told it was just glu ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, and Thick Blood by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 21 May 2009 11:17pm I came across this interesting article in Sleep Medicine, where they showed that in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a significant number were hemodynamically hyperviscosity positive (282/610 patients). Hyperviscous means that blood is thicker and more prone to clog arteries. Of these 282 patients, 239 had brainstem AEP abnormalities. AEPs ... Read on »
FDA-Regulated Study of Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Acquired Hearing Loss Launches by David Granovsky Posted Fri 17 Jan 2014 10:05pm PR Newswire SAN BRUNO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 Signals Potential of Newborn Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine for Common Disorders SAN BRUNO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®), the world’s largest and most experienced newborn stem cell company, announces the start of a U. ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea & Sudden Hearing Loss: Is There A Connection? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 9:54pm I’ve been saying all along that people with sudden sensorineural hearing loss have higher rates of sleep-breathing problems. Almost 100% of the time, whenever I see someone with sudden hearing loss that’s not explained by a brain tumor, the upper airway looks exactly like someone who has obstructive sleep apnea. These people typically can’t or ... Read on »
FDA Approves First Totally Implanted Hearing System by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 12:00am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of the Esteem – an implanted hearing system used to treat moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, a type of permanent hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is usually caused by genetic factors or damage to the inner ear resulting from noise, viral infections, or ... Read on »
Better Hearing by Krystal Plonski Posted Thu 02 Feb 2012 4:40pm The month of May has a variety of different health issues, to be brought to our awareness. I posted about arthritis previously, and now we’re going to move on to hearing concerns. Lets start with Hearing Loss… There are different forms of hearing loss includes > conductive hearing loss > sensorineural hearing loss > mixed ... Read on »
Esteem Implanted Hearing Aid From Envoy Gets Approval from the FDA – 1st Device of It’s Kind by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 12:27am 2 Comments This is very nice, no more having the “hearing aide” visible and it is implemented behind the ear.  The clinical trial was conducted with 61 individuals, which by clinical trials numbers is small, but the results seem to speak for themselves.  You can visit the website and listen to several videos from people who have the implant and how it wor ... Read on »
Battling with my Hearing Loss... by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:47pm Two days ago I woke up from a nap, I go to call my boyfriend back because there was a missed call. So I picked up my Blackberry and called him. I heard SILENCE.. I was confused at first.. I hung up redialed again Still SILENCE. I hung up and I text him. I couldnt hear. Then my mother calls me. I always left my phone on Vibrate. So I picked it up CO ... Read on »
The Esteem, A Fully Implantable Hearing Aid, Gets FDA Approval by Megan S. Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 6:29pm Today the FDA approved the first completely implantable hearing aid , which is designed to treat sensorineural hearing loss. According to the press release and this LA Times blog post , the Esteem is a hearing system - with a sound processor, sensor and driver which work in concert to assist the patient with their specific hearing loss. The de ... Read on »