Article contributed by Agnes Yohannan, Clinical Audiologist, MSc Audiology You may have come across the term “Audiogram” when taking a hearing test. Basically, an audiogram is the findings of your hearing test. Hearing tests are carried out by a hearing healthcare professional—usually an audiologist—to understand the functionality of your hearing system. Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA) […]
Article contributed by RNID At the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) we’re often asked the best ways to communicate with people who are deaf or have hearing loss. We know that small changes make a big difference, from turning down background music and adjusting lighting to making sure you face the person so they […]
Article contributed by Hearing Link The long-term experience of hearing loss – which is sometimes known as the hearing journey – has five stages: pre-awareness; awareness; taking action; rehabilitation; and living with hearing loss. Everyone faces each stage of their journey in their own way. Hearing Loss Support If you are struggling to manage the […]
Article contributed by Duncan Collet-Fenson, audiologist and managing director at Aston Hearing Services. SSNHL Background Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects between 5-30 people per 100,000 every year. Yet, despite the severity of this condition, it is little known within the audiological community and even less so in wider medical circles. Sadly, immediate medical help […]
Article contributed by a medical advisory panel member of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) For some people, sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) may be caused by an acoustic neuroma (also known as vestibular schwannoma). What is an Acoustic Neuroma? An acoustic neuroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumour that grows on the hearing and balance […]
This poster was designed for healthcare workers to display in their consultation rooms, surgeries, and waiting rooms to help raise awareness of sudden hearing loss.
Article contributed by Aimee Cooke, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis specialist – The Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Network For some people, sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is accompanied by sound sensitivity, also known as hyperacusis. What is Hyperacusis? Hyperacusis is a condition whereby everyday sounds that are tolerated by most people are instead found to be uncomfortable, too […]
The flow chart below shows the suggested treatment process based on the best available evidence.
Article contributed by Silvia Di Bonaventura, Paediatric Audiologist at the Royal London Hospital, UK Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects around 20 in 100 000 people every year. While most commonly diagnosed in patients over the age of 50, it can also occur in children and adolescents: research has found that about 6-7% of SSNHL cases […]
Article contributed by the Ménière’s Society Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) can sometimes be accompanied by vestibular (balance) disturbances such as vertigo, dizziness or balance problems. The Balance System With vestibular disorders, such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease/syndrome, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) and vestibular migraine, the balance organ in the inner […]