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Meniere's Disease Treatments Beaverton OR

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Able Hearing
(503) 608-4170
4340 SW 110th Ave
Beaverton, OR
Services
Comprehensive Hearing EvaluationsHearing ScreeningsHearing Instrument FittingHearing Instrument RepairHearing Instrument ProgrammingVideo OtoscopyAll Makes and Models AvailableTop Quality Batteries at excellent prices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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PDX ENT & Audiology
(503) 928-8254
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 208
Portland, OR
Services
We are a full service audiology and medical clinic with two full time Audiologists and two full time ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) physicians on staff to serve all of your hearing needs.We offer sales and service of ALL makes and models of hearing devices. As well as the amazing new bluetooth technology that allow you to listen to your cell phone, landline phone, television, and even other people with a clear sound quality never before available in hearing aids. Call to schedule your risk free t
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Lake Grove ENT
(503) 343-9019
17704 Jean Way Ste 101
Lake Oswego, OR
Services
Lake Grove ENT, PC takes pride in offering full ear, nose and throat services for our patients.Some of the services we offer are listed below. In addition to the services listed below, we havesupport staff ready to assist you with any questions you may have. Please make an appointmentfor an office consultation so the doctor can determine what treatment is best for you.Snoring / Sleep ApneaCoblation PalatoplastyThe Pillar ProcedureAllergy Testing & ImmunotherapyTympanometry ScreeningHearing Aid S
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Gail J. Swanstrom, AuD
(503) 616-5873
900 SE Oak St Ste 201
Hillsboro, OR
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Portland Ear Testing Center
(503) 928-5731
921 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR
Services
Digital Hearing DevicesEar MoldsCustomized Hearing AidsEar ImplantsCutting-Edge Testing Procedures We Offer Brand Names Such As Widex™Since 1978, clients from all over Portland and beyond have trusted Portland Ear Testing Center to pinpoint their hearing level of difficulty. Our certified and licensed audiologists will answer any question you have. We pride ourselves on offering our clients the comprehensive solutions they need so they can hear clearly again.
Hours
SundayClosed
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The Oregon Clinic, Pc
(888) 399-1503
9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 536
Portland, OR
Services
At The Oregon Clinic, our award winning providers concentrate on a wide variety of specialties and utilize our comprehensive, integrated medical records system to facilitate continuity of care across all specialties and save you time. From Audiology to Vein Surgery and from Acute Coronary Syndrome to Valvular Heart Disease, we are ready to listen and work with you to develop an effective health plan that is tailored to your health needs. Our team of exceptional, friendly providers work together
Hours
SundayClosed
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Wesley Lewis MD LLC
(503) 928-3921
2222 NW Lovejoy St Ste 607
Portland, OR
Services
* What is Tinnitus? * Your Hearing System * Selectivity and Attention * Habituation * Anxiety, Tension, and Learning How to Relax * Relaxation Exercises * Sound Therapy * Recreation and Health * Hyperacusis * Earplugs * Temporary Deafness and Temporary Tinnitus * Further Information and Help
Hours
SundayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Pacific Audiology Clinic
(888) 660-4148
5331 SW Macadam Ave Ste 395
Portland, OR
Services
We provide services such as hearing screenings, cleanings, minor repairs, otoscopic examinations and cerumen removal. This service allows the residents to receive this free service in the comfort of their own homes.
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Portland State University
(503) 928-3735
724 SW Harrison St NH85 PO Box 751
Portland, OR
Services
Located on the Portland State University campus, the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinics provide services to individuals with communication disorders. The clinics are open to the university community as well as the general public, serving all age groups. Individuals with communication difficulties receive comprehensive evaluation and treatment of disorders related to speech, language and/or hearing. Referrals are accepted from various sources including self-referrals, parents, public school spe
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audiology Associates
(503) 928-8255
1849 NW Kearney St Ste 200
Portland, OR
Services
Audiology Associates has been providing hearing healthcare services to the Portland area for over 40 years. We offer comprehensive hearing tests for adults and children. We dispense the latest technology in hearing aids and also provide custom hearing protection devices.
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Aldosterone: New Treatment for Hearing Loss and Meniere's Disease

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March 29, 2008: 10:29 am: Dr. Neil Hearing Loss , Meniere's Disease

Aldosterone—A New Treatment for Hearing Loss and Meniere’s Disease?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

I get some very interesting email at times. A man wrote:

I’m under the care of Dr. Jonathan Wright of the Tahoma Clinic in Renton WA. He’s been working with Professor Dennis Trune (U of OR Hearing Sciences Center) on an aldosterone therapy trial on a human patient. His previous research demonstrated that aldosterone added to mouse drinking water restores damaged hearing. Their first human patient has experienced cessation of further hearing loss plus a total stop of his vertigo (from Meniere’s).

I’ve been on the same treatment—125 mcg twice a day of compounded aldosterone for seven months. (I get the compounded aldosterone from a Canadian pharmacy.) To date, although my balance is still poor, I have recovered 30 dB (at 250Hz) in my nearly-deaf left ear, and about 20 dB each in the rest of the test frequencies. On my still “sort of functioning” right ear, I got back 20 dB across the test frequencies. My discrimination came up to 95% on my right ear (from 70%), while the discrimination in my left ear rose from 20% to 65%. Also, it stopped my serious recruitment!

This is great news for people with hearing loss from AIED (autoimmune inner ear disease), people with Meniere’s disease and people who are losing their hearing as a result of aging (presbycusis)!

Aldosterone is a naturally-occurring hormone (technically a mineralocorticoid [steroid]) made in our adrenal glands. It plays an important part in regulating our sodium and potassium levels—both critical for normal hearing. Unfortunately, as we age (that means you and me brother), not only do our potassium levels drop, but so do our aldosterone levels. This results in some hearing loss. Furthermore, some people have below normal levels of aldosterone in the first place, and thus, they too have hearing problems.

Researchers have discovered there is a direct link between blood levels of aldosterone and our ability to hear normally. Thus, for people with lower than normal aldosterone levels, taking bio-identical aldosterone supplements can help restore their hearing, and even help with related issues (balance, recruitment, discrimination, etc.).

If you want to know more about aldosterone therapy and where you can get bio-identical aldosterone, check out the easy-to-read article “ Take Control of Your Hearing Loss Before It’s Too Late ” by Dr. Jonathan Wright.

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  1. Bo Pecht Says:
    after publication. --> May 24th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Where can I buy compounded Aldosteron??

    I am in Los Angeles, I also live in Europe, Can I get it there?

  2. Dr. Neil Says:
    after publication. --> May 25th...

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Meniere's Disease and Balance Problems

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September 6, 2005: 8:55 am: Dr. Neil Balance Problems , Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s Disease and Balance Problems

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady wrote:

I’ve been reading your books with interest and read that eventually the balance system is irreversibly damaged in most people with Meniere’s disease. I was wondering how people cope with mobility at this point. Is a cane or walker still helpful or does it mean a wheelchair? What do most people do?

Meniere’s disease can indeed damage the balance system in your ears. However, even totally destroying this balance system (called the vestibular system) doesn’t leave you flopping around on the floor like a jellyfish. This is because we have, not one, but three separate balance systems. Thus when one quits working properly, our brains rely more on the other two to help keep us balanced.

You can read about our three balance systems (vestibular system, visual system and proprioceptive system) and how they all work together to keep us upright in my article at http://www.hearinglosshelp.com/articles/balancesystem.htm .

Furthermore, each of these balance systems consist of two (redundant) subsystems. For example, there is a separate vestibular (balance) system in each of our inner ears. Thus, if one side is damaged or destroyed, the other side takes over and allows us to keep our balance.

In fact, this is exactly what happens in the vast majority of people with Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease typically only attacks one ear. Thus, most people with Meniere’s, unless they are having a severe vertigo attack where they can’t even sit up, use whatever balance systems are still working and manage to get around reasonably well. Their brains learn to adapt and pay more attention to any balance system information that is still reliable.

However, people with damaged vestibular systems are not as steady on their feet as they once were. In fact, if the damage is severe in both ears, they may lurch and stagger–much like the proverbial “drunken sailor.” Such people often use canes or walking sticks to help steady themselves. Even so, I don’t know of any that are confined to wheelchairs solely because of their Meniere’s.

If you have damaged both vestibular systems, you will have a much more difficult time when it is dark (when you can’t use your eyes effectively) or when walking on uneven or soft ground (which messes up your proprioceptive system). Under such conditions you may have to “hang on” to a wall or another person.

To learn more about Meniere’s disease and what you can do about it, point your browser to http://www.hearinglosshelp.com/products/books.htm#menieres_disease .

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