hearing loss

Presbycusis – Age Associated Hearing Loss

Presbycusis, or age associated hearing loss, is a common cause of hearing loss in adults. The condition has very bad impact on the quality of life of millions of elderly […]
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Connection between Hearing loss and Dementia / Alzheimer’s disease

Hearing impairment in older adults was strongly and independently associated with the likelihood of having dementia (memory loss), according to a case-control study published in the Journal of the American […]
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Middle Ear Hearing Implants – An Overview

Middle ear hearing implants belongs to the group of Implantable Acoustics or Mechanical hearing devices which are used in rehabilitative management of patients with hearing loss, offering an alternative to […]
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Ultrasound Otoscopes For Aiding Diagnosis Of Middle Ear Infections

Middle ear infections are one of the most common problems for a clinical visit to an otolaryngologist. The disease is more prevalent in pediatric populations but can affect any age […]
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FDA Approves Cochlear Implants for Asymmetric, Single-Sided Deafness

Cochlear implants are electronic prosthetic devices used in adults and children with sensory neural hearing loss, who are not benefited by the use of conventional hearing aids. Unlike hearing aids, […]
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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) – Clinical presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is an emergency clinical condition characterized by a rapid-onset subjective sensation of hearing impairment in one or both ears. When not recognized and managed promptly, sudden […]
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Sudden Hearing Loss: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

Sudden hearing loss (SHL), defined as a rapid-onset subjective sensation of hearing impairment in one or both ears is an emergency in the ear-nose-throat clinical practice. If not recognized and […]
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NICE guidelines for Cochlear implantation in children and adults

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is a non-departmental public body in England, that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. On 7th […]
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Its all in the genes!

A 42-year-old female was seen at an outside facility for progressive bilateral hearing loss and was referred to the otology clinic. On further inquiry, she gave a history of chronic […]
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World Hearing Day

Globally it is estimated that over 5% of the world’s population i.e around 466 million people – have disabling hearing loss (432 million adults and 34 million children). Unaddressed hearing […]
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WHO launches “hearWHO” app for mobile devices to help detect hearing loss

To mark the World Hearing Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched “hearWHO“, a free application for smart mobile devices which allows people to check their hearing regularly and […]
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Recurrent Meningitis with Hearing loss

A 12-year-old male child was referred from the pediatric department following resolution of the third episode of meningitis, with complaints of left-sided hearing loss since childhood. Parents noticed the hearing […]
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I can’t hear you!

A 45-year-old locomotive driver consulted his family physician because of a ringing sensation in both his ears for the past 5 years. Away from work, he had difficulty understanding conversations […]
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Cell phone radiofrequency could enhance head and neck cancers – New study says

Developments in wireless communication technology over the last twenty years resulted in the increasingly widespread use of mobile phones and wireless systems for communication purposes. This has led to concerns […]
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Noise Induced Hearing loss (NIHL)

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is defined as reduction in auditory acuity (hearing ability) associated with long term exposure to loud sounds. It is the second most common form of sensorineural […]
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