Acoustic Reflexes

Acoustic Reflexes

Illustration of a tumor in the head close to the inner ear

CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | Site of Lesion Teasing

Case History

A female patient in her early 30s was presented to the otolaryngology and communicative sciences department at a large medical center. The patient presented with symptoms of pressure localized to both ears, however greater in right ear, occasional tinnitus in right ear (described as high pitch buzzing), and mild vertigo/dizziness (provoked by movement), lasting minutes in duration. 

Topic(s): otoscopy, Audiogram, tympanometry, Acoustic Reflexes, Bilateral tumors

Photo of military veteran

CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | Of Heroes and Hearing

Case History

A male veteran (MV) in his early 50s recently presented to a Veterans Affairs (VA) audiology clinic stating that he had noticed a substantial decrease in his hearing ability following his military service. The MV served in the Navy and in the Army National Guard for a total of 32 years, which included many domestic and international service missions. While deployed to Iraq, he was exposed to a total of three bomb blasts, the most severe of which occurred approximately six years prior to presenting in the VA audiology clinic. 

Topic(s): Military Health, Hearing, otoscopy, tympanometry, Acoustic Reflexes, DPOAEs, Audiogram, WRS