By Joseph Sataloff
Masking all elements of the anatomy, body structure, analysis, and remedy of listening to loss, this Fourth variation deals new info on present diagnostic applied sciences, the most recent thoughts within the scientific administration of listening to impairment, the care and administration of tinnitus, and the scientific regulate of disequilibrium-offering a finished evaluate of the various afflictions that impair the listening to of adults and kids.
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FACTS IN THE HISTORY THAT MAY BE IMPORTANT Ototoxic Drugs Hearing loss can be caused by taking large doses of certain drugs such as gentamycin, neomycin, kanamycin, aspirin, and many others. The physician should learn whether the patient has used any of these drugs extensively because the information may have an important bearing on the diagnosis. Knowledge of previous ear or systemic infections also may yield important clues. 2. Speech Defect Because the development of speech depends on hearing, deafness or defective hearing in infancy or early childhood can result in speech problems.
Thresholds often are normal, but impaired thresholds and increasing age may aggravate the symptoms. REFERENCE 1. Rasmussen AT. Outlines of Neuro-Anatomy. Dubuque, IA: WC Brown, 1947. 4 The Otologic History and Physical Examination Robert T. Sataloff Thomas Jefferson University and Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Joseph Sataloff Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Self-Inflation 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. Previous Ear Surgery 6. 1. 2. 3.
When asked what prompted him to seek help now, 6 years after the onset of deafness, he replied tearfully that it was important to hear his new baby when she cried during the night. 1. EARLY STAGES OF A HEARING LOSS People do not really notice any hearing deficit until their hearing level has dropped rather markedly or suddenly. In the early stages of a high-frequency hearing loss, for example, there actually are no symptoms, except that the patient may say he/she cannot hear the watch tick in one ear as well as in the other.