Do you know of any relationship with Lyme Disease and Tinnitus? Or Lyme Disease and hearing loss?
Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the deer tick Ixodes ricinus. The incidence of Lyme disease in the United States has been increasing since first reported in 1977. The disease exhibits three stages with various associated symptoms. The hallmark of the first stage is a spreading rash called erythema migrans. During the second stage, cranial neuropathies have been observed. In the third stage, neurologic symptoms related to encephalopathy and demyelinating disease can be observed.
Among the otolaryngologic manifestations, facial weakness is the best appreciated and can sometimes be bilateral. Dizziness can occur in approximately 12% of patients. A sudden onset or rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss (typically bilateral) and/or tinnitus occur in a small percentage of patients ("T 5%). Among patients who have experienced a sudden sensorineural hearing loss, seropositivity to Borrelia is several times higher than within the general population. The hearing loss can frequently be low-frequency. Lyme disease is treated with antibiotic therapy, and highly variable response rates of hearing loss and tinnitus to treatment have been reported.
Lance E. Jackson, MD is an Otologist/Neurotologist and president of the Ear Institute of Texas in San Antonio, TX. Refer to his web sitewww.earsoftexas.comfor a list of publications and services provided.
This will be a slide presentation showing otoscopy photos of the ear, to review normal otoscopic ear anatomy, as well as several common and some uncommon pathologies of the ear as identified otoscopically. (NOTE: for the first 10 minutes there is poor sound quality although the presenter is intelligible, and the quality is corrected at the 10 minute mark).
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This will be a slide presentation describing the causes of, and the treatment options for, conductive/mixed hearing loss. The presentation will include brief videos of the mechanics of ossicular reconstruction and surgical reconstruction of the ossicles including stapedectomy.
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This course will review diabetes and how it relates to hearing loss and dual sensory loss. Specific changes to the auditory system will be discussed and well as ways to counsel and reach out to this population.
Please note: There is no handout for this course as much of the information is preliminary data and has not yet been published. Description: Inner ear therapy is the new frontier in treatment of hearing and balance disorders. This presentation will discuss the various strategies to deliver materials into the inner ear. This course is part of a series of webinars in 2014 presented in partnership with American Auditory Society.