United Kingdom Sees a Surge In Ear Damage Cases Among COVID-19 Patients
An increasing number of people in the United Kingdom have developed tinnitus for the first time or have seen their symptoms worsen after having COVID-19, according to a media report.
Tinnitus affects nearly seven million people in the United Kingdom. The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) reported a 256 percent rise in the number of web chats from May to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, while calls to its helpline rose by 16 percent.
A New Hope for Patients with Severe Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
Imagine seeing life through a handheld video camera. When you are still everything seems fine; but as soon as you start to move, the picture is far from perfect. Even a small step creates a jostling of the screen, leading to blurry, jumpy vision. This is how people with severe bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) see the world due to a complete lack of neural input from either ear. But there is hope!
Tables 1-6 see below for APC assignments, status indicators, and reimbursement amounts for audiology codes. An “S” status indicator denotes a “Separate APC Payment” where regardless of services performed on the same date of service, the CPT code is paid at the APC rate.
New Israeli Study Suggests COVID-19 Does Not Damage Auditory System
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports in the professional literature on possible hearing loss caused by the disease. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU), in collaboration with the Galilee Medical Center, finds no evidence of damage to the auditory system as a result of COVID-19 infection.
So you just finished updating the OS on your iPhone to 14.2. You are not quite done yet. Follow along to activate a very useful new feature that will allow you to seamlessly practice your aural hygiene. Nope, neither oral hygiene nor aural hi jinx, just plain old safe listening habits. Activate your Settings and tap on Control Center. Now scroll down, find, and tap on the Hearing option. Done!
JAAA Editorial: The Effect of Loss of Speech Audibility on a Measure of Cognitive Function
It has been estimated that, in the United States, approximately 75 percent of adults over the age of 70 years have hearing impairment ranging from mild to profound (Goman and Lin, 2016). As the population of the world ages, we will have to contend with a larger number of patients who experience ear-related disorders of aging (e.g., presbycusis and presbystasis) and an assortment of diseases that affect older individuals. Dementia is one of those diseases/disorders.
External auditory exostoses (EAE) are dense bony growths protruding into the external auditory canal. These benign bony growths are often referred to as surfer’s ear due to observations of these growths in the ears of individuals exposed to a combination of cold water and air.
Birds, with the exception of the Barn Owl, do not hear well at high frequencies. Chicken (hen or rooster), for example, have very sensitive hearing in the low frequencies but are limited to hearing sounds below 10 kHz. Given their sensitivity to low-frequency sound, one might wonder how a rooster that wakes up entire villages every morning with its crowing, keeps from losing its own hearing.