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Wilmington Hearing Specialists
(910) 338-2905
3909 Wrightsville Ave # 110
Wilmington, NC
Home What We Do Who We Are How To See Us Contact UsHearing TestingAuditory Processing EvaluationsBalance EvaluationsHearing Aid Evaluations, Fittings and Aural Rehabilitation
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Hearing Health Care Svcs. Inc.
(919) 283-5715
1515 W Nc Highway 54 Ste 100
Durham, NC
Complete Audiological / Hearing Evaluations by a Dr. of Audiology, 30 day trial period on all hearing aids, Full service repairs on most hearing aid makes & models. We specialize in helping you determine the best style & technology for your hearing loss and listening needs. We are a participating provider with most insurances and part of the Blue Cross Blue SHield Audio Blue Program.
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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ENT & Audiology Associates
(704) 243-8246
7006 Shannon Willow Rd
Charlotte, NC
The physicians at ENT and Audiology Associates have trained at a Pediatric institution and are very experienced in the treatment of children with ear, nose, and throat disorders such as: recurrent or longstanding ear infections, tonsillar and adenoid disorders, hearing and speech problems, sinus and allergies, and the many congenital masses affecting the head and neck (thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cysts, dermoids). Adult ENT Services Our physicians are board certified Otolaryngologist
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WNC Hearing Aid Svcs
(828) 484-4301
63 Monticello Rd
Weaverville, NC
Hearing Testing for determination of hearing aid eligibility Occupational Hearing Testing Counseling involving Hearing Aid amplification Referral Source to Otolarghinologists Sales and Service of most major brands of hearing aids Minor repairs done in office Cleaning & Adjustments Assistive listening devices Batteries & other consumables Speciality Hearing Devices Availibility in all of Western North Carolina
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Piedmont Hearing and Balance Center
(704) 253-4323
707 Bryant St
Statesville, NC
In order to serve all of your hearing needs, during and after your assessment, Piedmont Hearing and Balance Center provides a full range of benefits at no additional cost to you. Our goal is to provide the best in care and service to make your experience as satisfying as possible.We offer:**A 60 Day evaluation period. We will earn your trust by giving you the opportunity to evaluate your new hearing instruments in your everyday environment. Working with you, our skilled audiologist will help fin
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Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic
(919) 887-2175
3100 Duraleigh Rd Ste 300
Raleigh, NC
Treatment of Age-Related Hearing LossNoise-Induced Hearing LossTreatment of Acute Otitis MediaSudden Hearing LossWax Removal Autoimmune Hearing LossSwimmer’s EarBell’s PalsyChronic Middle Ear FluidMedical Treatment of Meniere’s Disease
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Mountain Audiology
(828) 558-4001
61 Haywood Park Dr Ste B
Clyde, NC
Our clinic chooses from a wide variety of manufacturers and models. As an Hearing Aid independent clinic,we are not limited to any one Hearing Aid brand or model, which means we can fit you with the right hearing instrument for your hearing loss.
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The Ear Center
(336) 295-1055
1126 N Church St Ste 201
Greensboro, NC
Ear disorders and hearing lossHearing restorationEar, nose, and throat disordersEar tubes and Tonsillectomy & AdenoidectomyMiddle ear and Mastoid surgeryOssicular Reconstruction SurgeryOtosclerosis and StapedectomiesNasal and Sinus diseaseHearing evaluation & testingHearing aids and hearing implants for hearing restorationCochlear implants, BAHA implants, and advanced Implantable Hearing Device technologyEnvoy ESTEEM Totally Implantable Hearing DeviceBalance/vertigo disorders and testingHearing
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Coastal Hearing Centers
(910) 816-4213
302 Liberty St
Whiteville, NC
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University Of North Carolina
(919) 283-5716
6015 Farrington Rd Ste 103
Chapel Hill, NC
Our MissionOur mission is to improve the health of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We will accomplish this by achieving excellence and providing leadership in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.Patient CareAs a key component of the UNC Health Care System, the School of Medicine will provide superb care to North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We will maintain our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations. Excellence in education and re
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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 ( ) 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)

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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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