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Dean Health - Madison
(608) 467-1969
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
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Dean East Clinic Audiology
(608) 338-1540
1821 S Stoughton Rd
Madison, WI
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Dean Health - Sun Prairie
(608) 318-4301
10 Tower Dr
Sun Prairie, WI
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Fox Valley Hearing Center
(920) 267-4394
1820 W Pointe Dr
Oshkosh, WI
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Diagnostic hearing evaluations; in office repairs; maintenance; cleanings; custom ear molds; hearing protection; hearing aid dispensing and fittings; battery sales; tympanometry; Q-Sin Testing; Otoacoustic emissions; video otoscopy; assistive devices.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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The Monroe Clinic
(866) 859-2909
515 22nd Ave
Monroe, WI
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University Of WI Madison
(608) 433-0014
1975 Willow Dr
Madison, WI
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Dean Health-West
(608) 338-1466
752 N High Point Rd
Madison, WI
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* Adolescent Medicine (see Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine) * Aesthetic Surgery Center * Aesthetic Surgery Center (see Plastic Surgery) * Allergy & Immunology * Anesthesiology * Arthritis (see Rheumatology) * Audiology * Autoimmune Issues & Concerns (see Allergy & Immunology) * Auto-immune Issues & Concerns (see Rheumatology)
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Clear Hearing Audiology
(877) 335-4950
W142 N7336 Oakwood Dr
Menomonee Falls, WI
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Diagnostic hearing assessment for adults. Hearing instrument sales and service, batteries, supplies,and ALD''s. Consultation regarding current devices as well as new. Stock and custom hearing protection for industry, power tool users, motorcyclists and musicians.
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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 ,Saturday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment
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University Of WI Madison
(608) 433-0014
1975 Willow Dr
Madison, WI
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Aurora Wilkenson Medical Ctr
(262) 326-2092
36500 Aurora Dr
Oconomowoc, WI
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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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