Browsing: Stapedial (middle ear muscle) reflex

Current insights in noise-induced hearing loss: A literature review of the underlying mechanism, pathophysiology, asymmetry, and management options

This comprehensive review by four University of British Columbia in the Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery provides a nice update on the pathophysiology, investigations, prevalence of asymmetry, associated symptoms, and current strategies on


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Susac Syndrome1, 2, 10-15  is an extremely rare (1 in 6 million) autoimmune disease which attacks the smallest blood vessels in the cochlea, retina, and brain, causing these vessels to become blocked. This decreased blood flow causes


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Setting Hearing Aid Maximum Power Output Using Stapedial (Acoustic) Reflex Thresholds

Setting Hearing Aid Maximum Power Output Using Stapedial (Acoustic) Reflex Thresholds: How using the stapedial (acoustic; middle ear muscle) reflex in the tympanometer (impedance bridge) can make for improved hearing aid and cochlear implant fittings; and


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This is a two-part story on how The Hearing Blog editor Dan Schwartz scored a working clinical tympanometer for $25… And why it's such a valuable tool for both detecting Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, and


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