TagHearing Loss

Loss of hearing is extremely common and often inevitable as we age, but researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have discovered a new type of “hidden hearing loss”–in college-age human subjects. In other words, scientists have found a new diagnosis for hearing loss. Embed from Getty Images  Hearing loss is a common problem in America.  Image Source: … Read More

One in 10 Americans suffers from a loss of hearing that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Excessive noise exposure is the most common cause of hearing loss, especially for those from ages 21 to 35. The damage caused by noise, called sensorineural hearing loss or nerve deafness, can be caused by … Read More

Today on Summit ENT, we continue with yet another tantalizing ear condition that can cause hearing loss. Repeated ear infections or retraction of the eardrum can allow skin into the middle ear, causing cholesteatomas. Cholesteatomas are abnormal skin growths in the middle ear, developing as cysts that shed old layers of skin. Over time, cholesteatomas … Read More

Auditory perception, or hearing, is an amazing phenomenon. From listening to your favorite band live in concert to hearing a baby’s first words, your ears help you to fully experience incredible life events. The ear consists of several important structures that work together to convert noise signals from the environment into electrical signals that the … Read More

Ear infections, chronic strep throats, and allergies are the usual complaints that doctors see from their youngest patients. At the otolaryngology (ear-nose-throat) clinic that I work at, we provide clinical intervention ranging from antibiotics to corrective surgery. Following the trend of previous articles regarding hearing loss, we will explore the less common complaint of congenital hearing … Read More

Previously on ENT Weekly, we discussed various types of hearing loss (noise induced versus conductive), as well as ways to diagnose hearing loss. These topics, however, only scratch the surface as we explore asymmetric hearing loss and the possibility of acoustic neuromas. Embed from Getty Images Asymmetric hearing loss occurs when hearing is worse in … Read More

Raising the volume on the television, ignoring your family members, and having difficulty hearing in loud settings are some of the early warning signs that a patient may have hearing loss. Other factors, such as a history of noise damage or ear infections as a child, may also predispose patients to an early onset of … Read More

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