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Ear Nose & Throat Specialists
(814) 806-2223
3580 Peach St
Erie, PA
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Advanced Hearing Systems
(814) 806-2213
3424 Peach St
Erie, PA
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Advanced Hearing ServicesWhat to expect during your hearing evaluation.Our professional and caring staff will perform a comprehensive battery of tests specifically designed to present an accurate assessment of the nature of your hearing loss.These tests include: * Patient profile interview * Word recognition test to evaluate our ability to hear speech clearly * Audiometric test of frequency-specific sensitivity * Dynamic range testing to determine the range of sounds most comfortable
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Hearing Specialists Inc.
(215) 710-0295
723 Fitzwatertown Rd
Willow Grove, PA
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Audiology & Hearing Aid Center
(570) 301-6314
34 S Main St Main Floor
Wilkes Barre, PA
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Southwestern Hearing Care Inc.
(412) 927-0197
500 N Lewis Run Rd Ste 117
West Mifflin, PA
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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
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Erichson Hearing Aid
(814) 806-2987
2716 Peach St
Erie, PA
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LIFETIME LISTENINGexclusively from Erichson Hearing Aid CenterLifetime Services Compare to Other Brands Contact Us TodayThe hallmark of Erichson Hearing Aid Center, Lifetime ListeningSM is a complete hearing healthcare program that guarantees you the best value in technology and service: Hearing evaluation by certified hearing specialist Personalized product selection and fitting Quarterly cleaning and adjustments Annual audiometric screenings ; Annual hearing aid evaluations
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Erie Audiology Inc.
(814) 806-2226
2550 W 8th St
Erie, PA
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ACE Audiology LLC
(570) 245-6922
2201 Fifth St Hollow Rd
Bloomsburg, PA
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Reading Hospital Med. Center
(888) 713-0324
220 N Park Rd Bldg 9A
Wyomissing, PA
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Southwestern Hrg. Health Svcs.
(412) 308-5607
2754 S Park Rd
Bethel Park, PA
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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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