Items Tagged ‘hearing loss’

Maine basketball coach with rare hearing disorder crosses country for specialized surgery at UCLA

July 25, 2018

Maine basketball coach with rare hearing disorder crosses country for specialized surgery at UCLA

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Out of the blue, Richard Barron, 49, woke up deaf in one ear. The University of Maine women’s basketball coach was ultra-sensitive to noise–the sound of someone loading the dishwasher was excruciating. Even stranger, Richard began hearing his bones creak and his eyelids move. Far worse was the noise-related brain fog that descended on him […]

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Tags: body sounds, bones creak, brain fog, eyelids move, hearing loss, minimally invasive approach, nausea, poor balance, superior canal dehiscence; SSCD


Ask the Doctors - How can I keep my Eustachian tubes open?

July 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I keep my Eustachian tubes open?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My hearing loss is related to my Eustachian tubes: They stay closed. I can open them and improve my hearing by holding my nose and blowing, but the effect lasts only a short time. Hearing aids don’t help. What can I do? First, let’s consider the size and location of the Eustachian tubes, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, Eustachian tubes, guaifenesin, hearing loss, nasal swelling


Ask the Doctors - What causes the hissing sound in my ear?

June 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What causes the hissing sound in my ear?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Sometimes I get a sudden hissing sound in my right ear that lasts for a few minutes and then slowly goes away. What is it and is there anything I can do to make it stop? Exposure to noise is a major cause of tinnitus, as is hearing loss. Both can result in […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Elizabeth Glazier, Dr. Eve Glazier, hearing loss, otolaryngology, tinnitus


Ask the Doctors - When should a hearing test become part of a checkup?

May 22, 2018

Ask the Doctors – When should a hearing test become part of a checkup?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

My parents, who are in their late 70s, are both now using hearing aids. This makes me wonder – when should a hearing test become part of an annual checkup? Our ears connect us to the world and yet until something goes wrong, hearing is one of the senses we seem to take for granted. […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, audiogram, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, hearing loss, hearing test, otoscope, tympanometry test


What are speech disorders?

November 27, 2017

What are speech disorders?

By uclahealth uclahealth

A lisp or mild stuttering in children can be endearing, but they can also indicate an underlying speech disorder that may need attention. Up to nine percent of children in the U.S. will have some type of speech or sound disorder. Most of these children can avoid longer-term speech and language problems with early intervention. […]

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Tags: autism, behavioral pediatrics, diagnosing speech disorders, fluency, hearing loss, language, play-based therapy, speech, speech articulation, speech disorders, speech pathology


I can’t understand what you’re saying: The problem of ‘hidden’ hearing loss

April 12, 2017

I can’t understand what you’re saying: The problem of ‘hidden’ hearing loss

By David Olmos davidolmos

When choosing a new restaurant to visit, one of my biggest considerations after the quality of the food and location is this: how noisy is it? Having lived since childhood with a significant hearing loss in one ear, I try to avoid loud restaurants where I’ll likely have to struggle to hear and understand what […]

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Tags: audiogram, audiology, concert, Dr. Alison Grimes, ear, ear problems, earplug, hearing, hearing aid, hearing loss, hearing test, loud sounds