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We are so excited to have the opportunity to discuss different hearing and balance related issues and research! Please feel free if you have any questions or comments to email us. Since this is our first blog, let’s start at the very beginning! There are several causes of hearing loss. Some may be temporary and medically fixable while other causes
First of all, let me just say this, sudden hearing loss is something for which you should seek immediate medical care. Don’t just take the “wait and see” approach! If you experience a sudden change in your hearing or a sudden onset of loud ringing in your ear (tinnitus), see your physician right away. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss syndrome occurs
Now that you know a little more about the lingo for the ear, let’s discuss just some of the different causes of hearing loss associated with the outer ear. These are not completely inclusive of all the different outer ear problems that can be present. Microtia/Anotia – Congenital abnormality where the pinna (outer ear that we can see) is under
If you are seeing the pattern of hearing loss associated with the different parts of the ear, you’ve probably guessed that inner ear disorders are generally going to cause sensorineural hearing loss. More specifically, the special little cells that line the cochlear called hair cells, are the prominent player in sensorineural hearing loss. Once damaged, they don’t come back causing
After discussing disorders of the outer ear, now we’ll discuss disorders of the middle ear that can cause hearing loss. As you saw in a prior post, most out ear disorders will cause a conductive hearing loss. Middle ear disorders will often cause a conductive hearing loss as well; however, there are times that a sensorineural hearing loss can