Articles – Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond

Ebselen as a ray of hope

Ebselen: A Ray of Hope for the World of Hearing Loss?

July 6, 2021

Phase 3 drug trial – a cause for optimism? Every time that I read about a new drug going into clinical trials for the treatment of tinnitus or hearing loss, I tend to do a contained, internal Happy Dance.  Recently,…

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Connexin Hear Loss gene therapy

Hope for Connexin 26 Hearing Loss Gene Therapy?

June 9, 2021

How come that babies can be born deaf to hearing parents?   Congenital hearing loss and Connexin 26 The expression “congenital” means that hearing loss or deafness is present at birth. The reasons of why this happens are often murky.…

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It’s May, the Time to Take Action on Hearing and Speech Issues

May 11, 2021

During the month of May, people are called upon to raise awareness on many diverse topics. It is also my birth month. But I never ever thought that May would become important to me as “Better Hearing and Speech” Month. …

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Green Ribbon Hook

Hidden, Silent Disability Travel Woes

May 6, 2021

Yes, hearing loss is often called a “a hidden or a silent disability.” Invisible to outsiders, it causes all sorts of challenges for daily life but when it comes to travel, it can lead to anxiety and panic situations. Hearing…

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Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Hearing Loss is a Medical Emergency

April 28, 2021

Fast, noticeable losses For me, a sudden left-sided deafness became a scary and life-altering event. The longer name for this condition is Sudden SensoriNeural Hearing Loss (SSNHL). “Sensori” refers to  damage to the inner-ear cochlear hearing cells and “neural” refers…

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Bone anchored hearing system

Conductive Hearing Loss: Causes and Treatments

April 12, 2021

Bone-anchored hearing system (picture: en.wikipedia.org) There are three main types of hearing loss: Sensorineural hearing loss – the most wide-spread; conductive hearing loss – often underrated and neglected; mixed hearing loss – a combination of sensorineural and conductive. Do you…

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Silent Vestibular Migraine

Silent Vestibular Migraine

April 10, 2021

How can a migraine be silent?  That is a good question without a clear answer. However, there are those who have suffered from migraine episodes for years without knowing it. Why? Because not all migraines lead to pulsating and debilitating…

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Hearing Loss Outed By Covid

Hearing Loss Outed by COVID-19

March 27, 2021

No place to hide Yes, hearing loss became truly a family affair during COVID isolation and quarantine. There was no way to hide 24/7 when conversations became labored for those with hearing loss. Family members grew weary in a hurry…

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Biometric Pressure and BPPV

Barometric Pressure and BPPV

March 12, 2021

Challenging the balance system Weather happens. Seasons change. Storms of all kinds bear down on us. And with that, the barometric pressure yoyos up and down.  This can make life pretty miserable for those with inner-ear vestibular disorders and damage.…

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Ear related nausea and vomitting

Ear-related Nausea and Vomiting

February 9, 2021

Been there! Do not delay seeking help Vertigo! The world begins to look like the above picture. Dizziness, spinning or whirling sensations related to  inner ear problems tend to happen suddenly. They can range from mild to incapacitating. Hearing changes,…

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