Autoimmune Inner-Ear Disease РCauses, Symptoms, Treatment


Autoimmune¬†inner-ear disease refers to a progressive, bilateral, although often asynchronous, sensorineural hearing loss, and¬†vestibular function presumed autoimmune condition in which there is sudden or rapidly progressive fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss in the absence of any other neurologic or systemic immunologic Read More ….>

Ear Irrigation – Indications, Contraindications

Ear Irrigation/Cerumen, or ear wax, is a naturally occurring substance that is produced at the lateral one-third of the external auditory canal (EAC). Anatomically, this region houses a collection of pilosebaceous glands that includes ceruminous glands, hair follicles, and sebaceous Read More ….>

Presbycusis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Presbycusis refers to bilateral age-related hearing loss. In literal terms, presbycusis means “old hearing” or “elder hearing.”[rx]¬†It becomes noticeable around age 60 and progresses slowly; however, there is evidence that certain stressors can speed the rate of deterioration. The diagnosis Read More ….>

Hyperacusis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Hyperacusis is a rare disorder of loudness perception, where sounds that are ordinarily considered innocuous become intolerable.[rx]¬†Patients may perceive this sensation as painful, frightening, unpleasant, or excessively loud.[rx]¬†Hyperacusis often co-exists with tinnitus and can cause significant distress, with patients regularly Read More ….>