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Meniere's Disease Treatments Seattle WA

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Virginia Mason Clinic
(206) 395-2481
1100 9th Ave Mailstop X10-AU
Seattle, WA
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Safe care is great care. The best medical outcomes come from the safest environments. At Virginia Mason, ensuring the safest possible patient care is our most important goal. This means providing patient care that lives up to our vision of being the Quality Leader; it means patient safety is at the top of our list.Patient Safety as Our FoundationCaring for patients safely is the foundation for living up to VM''s vision of becoming the Quality Leader. That means zero defects in the care that is
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Audiology/Hear Center
(206) 973-3345
304 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA
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Diagnostic and Rehabilitative ServicesAssistive listening and signaling devices.Wide array of inexpensive devices to assist in communication needs (television, telephone, alarm clocks, etc.)..Comprehensive Audiological EvaluationsA series of tests to determine hearing ability by air and bone conduction methods, speech identification and understandingCounseling and rehabilitation for patients and their familiesWe help you understand your hearing test results and their implications so that togethe
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Audiology/Hear Center
(425) 502-5004
11511 NE 10th St
Bellevue, WA
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Group Health Cooperative, together with its subsidiary Group Health Options, Inc., operates in all or parts of 20 counties in Washington and two counties in North Idaho. In Washington, Group Health Cooperative offers coordinated-care plans for both groups and individuals; Clear Care®, our Medicare Advantage plans; and plans for residents who qualify for Healthy Options (Medicaid), Basic Health, and the State Children''s Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP).Care is provided by Group Health Permanent
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Puget Sound Hearing & Balance
(206) 607-8656
9714 3rd Ave NE Ste 100
Seattle, WA
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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South Seattle Otolaryngology
(206) 792-9324
16259 Sylvester Rd SW Ste 505
Burien, WA
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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, also known as Otolaryngologists, attend to disorders in the ears, nose and throat and associated areas of the neck and base of the skull. Our ENT surgeons have training in otolaryngology with additional specialized training in:Otology (Ear Specialty): * Ear tube placement (PET) * Surgery for chronic ear disease (Mastoidectomy) * Ear drum repair (Tympanoplasty) * Surgery for hearing restoration (Ossiculoplasty, Stapedectomy) * Cauliflower ear
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Seattle Hearing And Bal-Sandra
(206) 607-8665
1600 E Jefferson St Ste 202
Seattle, WA
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Pediatric Hearing EvaluationsWe test the hearing of newborns through adolescence with a variety of testing techniques. Testing usually takes 45-60 minutes per child. * Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) is used for newborns through 6 months of age. ABR is an electroacoustic test which measures the response of the hearing (auditory) nerve. Sensors are placed on the child’s forehead and behind each ear and a small earphone is placed in the ear. Sounds will be played through the earphone an
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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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Northwest Vestibular Svcs PLLC
(206) 701-6952
418 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA
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Bellevue ENT
(425) 533-9375
1135 116th Ave NE Ste 165
Bellevue, WA
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# State of the Art office treatment for snoring# Comprehensive allergy screening and treatment# Voice evaluation with videostroboscopy# Comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea# Surgical treatment of the thyroid and parathyroid glands# Pediatric otolaryngology# Comprehensive ear care and audiology services# State of the art, image guided sinus surgery# Facial plastic surgery consultations# Botox injections for treatment of facial wrinkles# Surgical treatments fo
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Highline Hearing Professionals (formerly Highline Audiology)
(206) 792-9355
14400 Ambaum Blvd SW Ste G
Burien, WA
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We provide maintenance and minor repairs for most hearing aids in our office.When we cannot fix a hearing aid in-house, we can send it to the original manufacturer or to an all-make repair lab. Often the aids can be returned to original specifications. Instruments sent out for repair are generally ready to be picked up in ten days to two weeks.We offer no-charge loaner instruments to patients who must send their hearing aids in for repair.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiosense Hearing LLC
(425) 336-4093
10573 SE Carr Road
Renton, WA
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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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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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