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Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
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Wyoming Hearing Clinic, LLC
(307) 459-4523
5320 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY
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Sheridan Ear Nose And Throat
(307) 461-4050
330 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
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An Otolaryngologist (pronounced oh-toe-lahr-uhn-GOLL-oh-gist) is a physician and surgeon who cares for problems of the ears, nose and throat, and for other associated diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Bateman is a board-certified otolaryngologist, which means he is an expert whose advanced training can help you manage problems of the head and neck.Here is a partial listing of conditions we treat and services our clinic provides: Ears:Hearing aidsFull hearing testing & audiology servicesEar vent
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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St. John''s Medical Center
(307) 200-4983
555 East Broadway Suite 224
Jackson, WY
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
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High Country Hearing Center
(307) 335-3129
125 Main St
Lander, WY
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Audiometric TestingIndustrial TestingCustom Hearing ProtectionHearing Aid sales and Service
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
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Johnson County Healthcare Center, Audiology
(307) 278-6433
497 W Lott St Attn: Audiology
Buffalo, WY
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Diagnostic hearing testing for children and adultsHearing aid fitting and repairsHearing conservationTinnitus assessment
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Communtiy Health Center of Central Wy- Uw Family Practice
(307) 234-3300
Casper, WY
 

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August 8, 2007: 3:06 pm: Dr. Neil Hearing Loss

Sympathetic Hearing Loss

 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote:

Your site ( http://www.hearinglosshelp.com ) is extremely informative. I do have a question. I am a member of ANA (Acoustic Neuroma Association) and there was one member a long time ago that experienced sympathetic hearing loss following AN surgery. Recently, there are others reporting AIED (Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease) following radiation and just watching the tumor. I was wondering if treatments for acoustic neuroma cause AIED, or is it that some people are just destined to acquire this no matter what the situation? Is sympathetic hearing loss and AIED the same thing?

Good questions. Strange as it may seem, sympathetic hearing loss is where you lose hearing in one ear from some cause, then later, your remaining ear loses its hearing--seemingly in sympathy for the first ear.

Now to answer your questions. Is sympathetic hearing loss and AIED the same thing? The answer is technically no--although they may be related at times. This is because if you had AIED in one ear, it could result in sympathetic hearing loss in the other ear according to one theory. Here’s how they think it works.

Some doctors think that the ear may be only partially “immune privileged.” This means that your body may not know about all the antigens in your inner ear. Therefore, when/if they are released into the rest of your body (perhaps following surgery or an infection) your body may think they are foreign agents, and thus wrongly attack these “foreign” antigens. The result could be hearing loss in your other, formerly good, ear.

Dr. Timothy Hain observed that some patients treated for acoustic neuromas have delayed sympathetic hearing loss in the opposite ear. This can also happen if you are treated for Meniere’s Disease in one ear, or if you are treated with radiation for a tumor in one ear.

Thus, there does seem to be some credibility to this theory, but it certainly isn’t the case in everybody with AIED. Dr. Hain suspects sympathetic hearing only occurs in about 1% of the patients in which inner ear antigens are released into the rest of the body following surgery, or other treatments. (1)

(1) Hain, Timothy. Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/autoimmune/aied.html

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  1. Ellen Wagner Says:
    after publication. --> December 30th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I received total brain radiation (25 treatments) following surgical removal of a brain tumor metastisis.

    I am having problems with both ears. The outsides blistered the last week of treatments and I noticed a hearing loss. I went to an ENT and was given Rx ear drops (antibiotic/steriod)and will be scheduled for a hearing test in a week or...

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