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Center For Hrg And Deaf Svc
(412) 567-4681
1945 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Hearing & Hearing Aid EvaluationsEar molds, swim plugs, hearing protectionHearing Aid Sales and ServiceIndustrial Hearing Screening ProgramHearing Aid Recycling ProgramAssistive Devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Unlimited Inc.
(412) 436-3357
665 Rodi Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Eartique
(412) 567-5411
2703 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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L A Lenkner Audiology & Speech
(412) 685-4159
4000 Main St
Homestead, PA
Services
* Audiological testing * Diagnostic Hearing testing * Tympanometry * Hearing aid evaluation * Visible Speech * Hearing aid dispensing * Hearing aid batteries and supplies * Custom Earmolds * Swimmolds * Custom Hearing Protection Earmolds * Musician Earmolds * Aural rehabilitation * Hearing aid repairs * Lip Reading/Speech Reading training * Speech-Language Evaluations & treatment (limited to pre-school & school age children)
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Community Hearing Aid Services
(412) 453-5002
4655 William Flynn Hwy Hampton Shoppes Suite 125-E
Allison Park, PA
Services
Hearing Testing, Hearing aids, Hearing aid repair, assistive listening devices, individual and family counselling re: hearing loss and amplification
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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HearWell Center
(412) 436-3359
2400 Ardmore Blvd Ste 401
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Hearing Testing for both adults and childrenHearing Aids of all types and makesCustom products for the ear (earmolds for phones, music devices and hearing protection)Auditory TrainingTinnitus treatment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Karla J. Floyd Audiologist
(412) 436-3358
11743 Frankstown Rd Ste G
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hear Best
(412) 253-2913
658 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Southwestern Hearing Care Inc.
(412) 927-0197
500 N Lewis Run Rd Ste 117
West Mifflin, PA
Services
Starkey - Family of Products with Drive Architecture s series iQ Starkey''s new line of hearing aids - where indusry-leading technology and design meet real life to create an unparalleled listening experience. Walk into any room with confidence. - Experience maximum comfort with the clearest speech possible even in the noisiest environments. Hold a conversation anywhere. - Invision Directionality filters out unwanted background noise to significantly improve your understanding of speech. Precise
Hours
SundayClosed
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Southwestern Hrg. Health Svcs.
(412) 308-5607
2754 S Park Rd
Bethel Park, PA
Hours
SundayClosed
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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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