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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 »
Bilateral Hearing Loss Heralding Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 Aug 2014 5:34pm September 2014 - Volume 35 - Issue 8 - p 1327-1329 doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000485 Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus   Bilateral Hearing Loss Heralding Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review   Salazar, Richard*; Cerghet, Mirela†; Ramachandran, Virginia‡   Supplemental Author Mater ... 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 »
Thoughts on Genetic Hearing Loss and My Son by Megan S. Posted Sat 08 Jun 2013 4:49pm My dad and I, on the day I was born (First off, I apologize for not blogging more recently. Pregnancy, work, school and life in general have taken up the time I used to have for this blog, but I hope to still write when I can.) I have heard a question from a few people over the course of my pregnancy wondering how possible it ... Read on »
Secondhand Smoke Associated With Hearing Loss in Teens by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 2:20am From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs News Author: Emma Hitt, PhD CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MD Approximately 60% of US children are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS). Prenatal or childhood SHS exposure has been linked to low birth weight, respiratory tract infections, behavioral problems, otitis media, and various other he ... Read on »
23andMe Drops Genetic Testing Price to $99 by Megan S. Posted Tue 11 Dec 2012 5:48pm Today the genetic testing company 23andMe announced in a press release that a $50 million investment as well as the dropping cost of genetic tests has allowed it to drop the cost of its genetic testing to $99. Previously, the company would occasionally have sales to drop the price of the testing, but its non-sale price was in the hundreds of doll ... 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 »
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 »