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Hearing Loss


Hearing Loss - Age Related

Presbycusis is a gradual, high-frequency hearing loss in both ears due to the aging progression. Presbycusis is the most common cause of hearing loss in the Unites States. Like other organ systems in the body, the inner ear undergoes degenerative changes as we age. Oftentimes, hearing loss can go unnoticed by the affected individual but is very evident to family and friends. Individuals with presbycusis may notice an increased difficulty hearing high-pitched tones, including women’s and children’s voices, ringing of the telephone, etc. Hearing loss can also be associated with symptoms such as ear fullness and tinnitus (ringing in ears).

Hearing Loss - Age Related


Hearing Loss - Asymmetrical

Generally, hearing will decline evenly in each ear over time. This is often referred to as symmetrical hearing loss. However, sometimes individuals will experience a hearing loss that is disproportionate, in which one ear has worse hearing when compared to the other ear. Asymmetrical hearing loss is especially common in the older population.

Hearing Loss - Asymmetrical


Hearing Loss - Autoimmune

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) is a syndrome of rapidly fluctuating hearing loss over a period of weeks to months caused by antibodies that attack the inner ear. 50% of people with this type of hearing loss can also experience vertigo or dizziness. Tinnitus is also very common due to the decline in hearing which can occur over several months.
Allergy and autoimmune diseases can have a direct impact on the inner ear. There are several autoimmune diseases that can be associated with AIED which include: Wegener’s Granulomatosis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, and Bechet’s Disease.

Hearing Loss - Autoimmune


Hearing Loss - Noise Induced

When we are exposed to sounds that are too loud or loud sounds that last a long time, sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). These sensitive structures in our inner ear, called hair cells, are small sensory cells that convert sound energy into electrical signals that travel to the brain. Once damaged, our hair cells cannot grow back.

Hearing Loss - Noise Induced


Hearing Loss - Pediatric and Adult Conductive

Hearing Loss - Pediatric and Adult Conductive


Hearing Loss - Pediatric and Adult Sensorineural

Hearing Loss - Pediatric and Adult Sensorineural

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