If you struggle with hearing loss and balance issues, you’re not alone; nearly 500 million people around the world also suffer. In Mayo Clinic on Hearing and Balance, leading audiologist Jamie M. Bogle helps readers understand the causes of hearing loss and balance issues, how these conditions can be prevented, and how those afflicted with these issues can improve their quality of life.
Hearing impairment can be a debilitating condition. From tinnitus and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo to chronic migraines and ear infections, there are a host of underlying causes that can impact your ability to hear well. And hearing loss often goes hand-in-hand with feelings of vertigo. Problems with balance and chronic dizziness can affect every aspect of daily life and put you at risk of injury.
In Mayo Clinic on Better Hearing and Balance, you'll get the answers to many common questions about hearing and balance, like how hearing and balance are tested, ways to protect your hearing health, what you can do to improve your balance, how underlying causes of hearing loss are treated, and how to select hearing aids and cochlear implants.
You will also find helpful tips and tools for improving your quality of life while living with hearing and balance issues, as well as real-life solutions for recovering from some of the more immobilizing symptoms of the condition. With Mayo Clinic on Better Hearing and Balance, you can take back control of your life and move past your common hearing and balance issues.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Hearing and balance: Why do they matter?
Chapter 1 | Common issues, one link
Chapter 2 | Hearing, balance and overall health
Part 2: Common hearing and balance issues
Chapter 3 | Problems of the outer ear and middle ear
Chapter 4 | Problems of the inner ear
Chapter 5 | Tinnitus
Part 3: Hearing 101
Chapter 6 | How you hear
Chapter 7 | Getting a hearing exam
Part 4: Living well with hearing loss
Chapter 8 | Quality of life
Chapter 9 | Hearing aids
Chapter 10 | Cochlear implants
Chapter 11 | Other options to communicate better
Chapter 12 | Kids and hearing health
Part 5: Balance 101
Chapter 13 | Getting a balance exam
Chapter 14 | Problems with balance and dizziness
Chapter 15 | Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Part 6: Living well with balance issues and dizziness
Jamie M. Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D., is a certified audiologist and the division chair of audiology at the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Otolaryngology. She is an assistant professor of audiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, where she studies dizziness and balance problems in children and adults. Dr. Bogle also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Concussion Society and as associate editor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Audiology as a Academy Scholar and received the 2018 Outstanding Early-Career Audiologist Award from the American Academy of Audiology.