What are the symptoms of cochlear damage?
Signs and symptoms of hearing loss may include:
- Muffling of speech and other sounds.
- Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd.
- Trouble hearing consonants.
- Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly.
- Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio.
Who is most affected by otosclerosis?
Women aged between 15 and 30 years are most commonly affected by otosclerosis. The cause is unknown, but risk factors include family history, gender and pregnancy. Treatment options may include surgery or the use of hearing aids.
How is cochlear damage treated?
- Removing wax blockage. Earwax blockage is a reversible cause of hearing loss.
- Surgical procedures. Some types of hearing loss can be treated with surgery, including abnormalities of the eardrum or bones of hearing (ossicles).
- Hearing aids.
- Cochlear implants.
Does otosclerosis worsen over time?
Is otosclerosis serious? Otosclerosis can cause mild to severe hearing loss, but it very rarely causes total deafness. Your hearing usually gets worse gradually over months or a few years, and may continue to get worse if ignored and left untreated.
What is cochlear otosclerosis and how is it treated?
Cochlear otosclerosis is defined as otosclerosis located in the otic capsule involving the cochlear endosteum and causing sensorineural hearing loss or mixed type hearing loss. It has been clearly shown that when otosclerosis is sufficiently severe to involve the cochlear endosteum, it usually fixes the stapes as well.
Can otosclerosis of the cochlear endosteum be fixed?
Summary: Cochlear otosclerosis is defined as otosclerosis located in the otic capsule involving the cochlear endosteum and causing sensorineural hearing loss or mixed-type hearing loss. It has been clearly shown that, when otosclerosis is sufficiently severe to involve the cochlear endosteum, it usually fixes the stapes as well.
Is cochlear implantation effective in profoundly deaf adults with multiple sclerosis?
Cochlear implantation in a profoundly deaf patient who also suffers from multiple sclerosis–a case study Outcomes of cochlear implantation in individuals with known central nervous system conditions are varied. Long-standing deafness is also thought to correlate negatively with auditory performance in post-linguistically deaf adult implant users.
What is cochlear nerve pathology?
The cochlear nerve, also known as the acoustic or auditory nerve, is the cranial nerve responsible for hearing. It travels from the inner ear to the brainstem and out through a bone located on the side of the skull called the temporal bone. Pathology of the cochlear nerve may result from inflammation, infection, or injury.