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Walk4Hearing

Walk4Hearing is a nationwide event bringing awareness to hearing loss and the importance of hearing health. On Sunday, June 5th physicians, caregivers, and families joined together to Walk4Hearing in Long Beach, CA.    Dr. Voelker was walking at the Walk4Hearing and met with many of her previous cochlear implant patients. It was such a joy to see her patients and their progress with hearing loss and hearing health.   Hearing health has no age range. There are infants and older folk …

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National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month to raise public knowledge and awareness for patients. For most migraine and headache patients it is an endless battle against this disease. Those who suffer from migraine and headaches can frequently be misunderstood as this may seem as an invisible disease.  What are migraines?   Migraines are chronic and often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. They often cause throbbing, pulsing, and intensity in one particular area on the …

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Patient Testimonial: Cristobal – Cholesteatoma

Patient Testimonial: Cristobal – Cholesteatoma  Cristobal from Ventura, California was diagnosed with Cholesteatoma. Cholesteatoma is a skin cyst that begins at the margin of the eardrum and invades the middle ear and mastoid (arrow). This is an infection that deteriorates the ear drum which results in a decreased hearing loss. Cristobal thought he would never recover his hearing. Symptoms have occurred and grown since he was about 4-years old. He experienced consistent ear pain and bleeding. Cristobal found it difficult …

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Patient Testimonial: Ronnie – Tympanoplasty & Mastoidectomy

  Patient Testimonial: Ronnie -Tympanoplasty & Mastoidectomy Ronnie had been experiencing multiple ear infections and eczema in the ear for several years. Ronnie had always felt there was cotton stuck in his ear. His ear infections, pain, and swelling continued to reoccur. After multiple visits to the emergency room, urgent care, and other ENT offices no one was able to diagnose Ronnie. Ronnie knew there was something wrong with his reoccurring ear infections and says, “I pretty much kind of …

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Case Presentation – Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

By: Dr. Courtney Voelker A 52-year-old male presented to his primary care physician complaining of 2 days of right-sided hearing loss and a “roaring” right-sided tinnitus. There were no obvious inciting factors and the patient reports he first noticed hearing loss upon awakening 2 days prior. The patient denied any associated otalgia, otorrhea, or vertigo but did report some right-sided aural pressure. He felt that his hearing loss may have been due to cerumen impaction as he had been prone …

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What is Tinnitus? Diagnosis & Treatment

  Pacific Specialists, your Los Angeles Ear, Nose & Throat doctors treats many patients suffering from Tinnitus. Tinnitus is the term used to describe any kind of ear or head noise. Over 50 million individuals, one out of six people, report some kind of tinnitus. The most common forms are high pitch tones, ocean roar, seashell hiss, white noise, or a buzz. Tinnitus is almost always subjective, meaning that it can only heard by the person with the tinnitus. In rare instances, a muscle …

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Researchers Discover Brain Reorganizes after Hearing Loss

  Researchers exploring the ways in which our brains respond to hearing loss have found that the brain reorganizes, which may be related to a link between age-related hearing loss and dementia. According to a presentation at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) being held May 18-22 in Pittsburgh, Pa, researchers from the University of Colorado suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized—reassigned to other functions—even with early-stage hearing loss, …

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Protecting Your Hearing At Loud Events

  Listening to loud music at a concert or nightclub for extended periods of time can leave your ears ringing. Research published in JAMA Otolaryngology suggests wearing earplugs to loud events can reduce or prevent temporary hearing loss and tinnitus. Cases of acquired hearing loss are on the rise, with rates among adolescents up by 31% since 1988, according to the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The trend may be related to exposure to recreational noise through attending concerts, festivals, nightclubs and …

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Research: Cardiovascular Health Affects Hearing

  Published on June 1, 2015 from The Hearing Review Audiology neuroscience researcher Raymond Hull, PhD, a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Wichita State University (WSU), has analyzed the work of international scientists spanning 84 years and found that cardiovascular health affects hearing and the ability to understand speech. Hull’s conclusions on the link between cardiovascular health and auditory function are based on his analysis of findings from 70 different research studies. “The auditory function impacted by cardiovascular …

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Hearing Aids May Slow Cognitive Decline

  By Lisa Packer, staff writer for Healthy Hearing Whether it’s a fair stereotype or not, aging is typically associated with negative changes; among these are hearing loss and some loss of cognitive function, often referred to as senility. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? Researchers at Johns Hopkins are hoping to be able to answer that question in the near future. While past studies have shown that hearing loss is strongly associated with cognitive decline, up …

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