Otosclerosis seems to be an inherited problem that is triggered
by a viral illness, perhaps the measles virus. While otosclerosis tends
to run in families, most blood relatives are free of the disorder. The
abnormal bone growth dampens the vibrations of the stapes bone, causing
a hearing loss. The hearing loss type ...
We offer all three manufacture choices along with ongoing support
and mapping of all three systems. The cochlear implant is an electronic
device that provides sound information to individuals that have a
sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and do not adequately benefit
from hearing aids. The cochlear implant stimulates ...
Dizziness is abnormal and usually treatable. The brain's ability
to maintain balance employs the inner ear, the eyes and a variety of
muscle and joint sensors to inform the brain so that the body moves
smoothly while in action. For it all to function well, circulation of
blood to the brain must be sufficient ...
An Acoustic neuroma is the most common skull base tumor that
involves the ear. It is a benign (not cancerous) tumor that typically
begins in the balance nerve, the eighth cranial nerve. The eighth
cranial nerve nerve carries both the hearing and balance sensation from
the ear to the brain. The eighth cranial nerve runs next to ...
Learn how modern hearing aids work, what styles and options are
available, the types of accessories are available, and what to expect
during your visit at TBHBC. Modern hearing aids are fitted with
impressive options. They include sound processing strategies that make
an available hearing aid that is digital, programmable ...
Benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo (BPPV) is a common type of
vertigo. The most typical movements that provoke vertigo are lying back
into bed, getting up out of bed, tipping the head back (for example to
instill eye drops), and bending over and standing up quickly. It is
caused by inner ear crystals that drift into the ...
Cholesteatoma is a type of skin cyst or sac located in the middle
ear. Typically, cholesteatoma is a complication of repeated ear
infections and eustachian tube dysfunction. Infection weakens an area of
the eardrum membrane. If the Eustachian tube fails to pass air up into
the middle ear, a vacuum develops and pulls the weakened ...
Learn about the unique hearing situations that a bone anchored system addresses.
Typical hearing aids amplify air conducted sound and output air
conducted sound directly into the external ear canal. A bone anchored
system converts sound into vibrations that are transmitted to the
skull through a titanium post-coupling ...
Head noise, or tinnitus, is common. It may be intermittent or
constant, mild or severe, and vary from a low roar to a high pitched
type of sound. It may be subjective (audible only to the patient) or
objective (audible to others). It may or may not be associated with
hearing impairment. Tinnitus must always be thought of as ...