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Audiology/Hear Center
(360) 464-4178
700 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA
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Spencer Audiology Clinic Inc
(360) 312-4772
1000 McKenzie Ave Ste 12
Bellingham, WA
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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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Stantan Erwin M.D.
(253) 777-3224
316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 305
Tacoma, WA
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Evergreen Audiology Clinic
(360) 450-6160
16209 SE McGillivray Blvd Ste M
Vancouver, WA
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South Sound Audiology
(360) 464-2498
420 Lilly Rd NE Ste 102
Olympia, WA
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Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance with OSHA guidelines.Diagnostic TestingIf a hearing loss
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Columbia Hearing Centers
(509) 283-7011
9922 N Nevada St
Spokane, WA
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Digital Vs AnalogDigital cameras, digital televisions, digital telephones, digital sounds… The word “digital” is used more frequently with all kinds of products. But what is digital? Is it really as great as they say?Analog or digital- what’s the difference?If you’ve read or heard about hearing aids, you may have noted that there are two types: analog and digital. Analog technology is the conventional way of treating sound, digital technology is the most modern way
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The Hearing Advantage
(360) 406-4810
568 N 5th Ave
Sequim, WA
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Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs): FM SystemsAudiometric evaluations for Children and AdultsBattery salesEar Molds & Swim MoldsHearing aid fittings and evaluationsOtoacoustic EmissionsReal-ear measurement
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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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Northwest Vestibular Svcs PLLC
(206) 701-6952
418 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA
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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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Hearing Loss Help » Sympathetic Hearing Loss

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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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