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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) – All You Need to Know

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 […]

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An Introduction to Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)

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 […]

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Information on Hyperacusis

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 […]

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children

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 […]