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Ear pain, nystagmus, dizziness, hearing loss, and tinnitus FIGURE 2 Scalp necrosis resulting from infarction of the temporal artery. There is also tongue necrosis and ptosis on the left. The patient had developed sudden hearing loss of the left ear as well. Source Courtesy of Gene G. Hunder, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, U.S.A. FIGURE 2 Scalp necrosis resulting from infarction of the temporal artery. There is also tongue necrosis and ptosis on the left. The patient had developed sudden hearing loss of the left ear as well. Source Courtesy of Gene G. Hunder, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, U.S.A. Audiovestibular Manifestations. Ear pain may be due to involvement of the tympanic artery and may be associated with inner ear disease. Patients may develop dizziness with nystagmus and hearing loss, which may be profound. These symptoms are due to involvement of the labyrinth or the central regions of the cochleovestibular nucleus. Tinnitus may appear. Up to two-thirds of patients with GCA...
Central hearing disorders Peripheral hearing loss Other Tests. The audiogram is the single most useful test in the patient with a hearing disorder and or vertigo. In hearing disorders, the audiogram is crucial in defining the degree and type of loss. In patients with vertigo, abnormalities in the audiogram usually narrow the differential diagnosis down to otological vertigo. Accompanying the audiogram is a battery of related measures. The tympanogram measures middle ear pressure, and tympanometry is helpful in identifying a perforated ear drum or middle ear infection. Acoustical reflexes measure the stapedius and tensor tympani reflex-generated ear drum movement in
Sensation of noise caused by abnormal excitation of acoustic apparatus (continuous, intermittent, uni- or bilateral). Tinnitus is often associated with sensorineural hearing loss and vertigo. Only 7 of patients with tinnitus have normal hearing. Diagnosis is made by hearing tests and auditory evoked potentials (AEP), Diagnosis genetic testing for known deafness genes, and imaging for traumatic or neoplastic causes. Vernon J (1984) Tinnitus. In Northern JL (ed) Hearing disorders. Little Brown, Boston
Symptoms of chronic exposure to TCE develop insidiously whether intake occurs via a pulmonary or oral route. Memory and affect are affected by chronic exposure. For example, subjective symptoms among residents of Woburn, MA, who were exposed to TCE-contaminated well water, included headache, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, memory and concentration impairments, and paresthesias. Effects associated with chronic occupational exposure to TCE vapors include forgetfulness, dizziness, headache, sleep disturbances, fatigue, irritability, anorexia, tri-geminal nerve symptoms, sexual problems, and peripheral neuropathy. Speech and hearing disorders have been reported among children exposed to TCE through the use of contaminated drinking and bathing water. The cognitive domains most frequently affected by TCE include attention, executive functioning, short-term memory, and visuospatial ability language and verbal skills are typically spared in adults. Children exposed to TCE may...
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