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Meniere's Disease
--Treatment--
-Antivert
-Nicotinic Acid
-Surgical -shunt
Meniere's Disease
--Symptoms--
-Unilateral Hearing Loss
-Tinnitus
-Fluctuating hearing loss
-Audiogram
Meniere's Disease
--Etiology--
-Unknown
-Allergy or psychological???
Presbycusis
Hearing Loss Associated with Aging
Presbycusis
--Etiology--
-All have some conductive loss by the 80's
-Reducded mechanical function of the inner ear
-Changes in blood vessels
-Loss of neurons in the CNS
Presbycusis
--Symptoms--
-Progressive/gradual decrease in hearing
-Poorer Speech understanding
-Difficulty hearing in noise
-Tinnitus
-Recruitment-Abnormal increase in loudness
Presbycusis-
--Treatment--
-No medical treatment
-Hearing Aids
Sudden Hearing Loss
50 % have spontaneous recovery
Sudden Hearing Loss
--Etiology--
-Vascular
-Viral
-Autoimmune Disorder
Sudden Hearing Loss
--Symptoms--
-Tinnitus
-Vertigo
-Unilateral hearing Loss
-Mild to severe loss
Sudden Hearing Loss
--Treatment--
-Dependent upon etiology
--Refer to MD
Ototoxity
--Etiology--
-Antibiotics-Some ototoxic, some vestibulotoxic
-Diuretics
-Anti cancer meds-Chemotherapies
-Salycylates
-Quinine
-Aspirin(heavy doses)
Ototoxicity
--Symptoms--
-High Frequency hearing Loss
-Vestibular Problems
Viral Infection
A virus is submicroscopic
--A virus moves thru the blood system & damages the inner ear structures
Maternal Rubella
Viral epidemic caused-developmental defects & HL (worse w/virus in 1st trimester)
-Hearing Loss ranged f/mild-moderate to profound
Cytomegalovirus
Can transmit from mother pre, peri, or post natal
--High incidence of HL with CMD (31%)