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Mayo Clinic on Hearing and Balance, 3rd edition

Hear Better, Improve Your Balance, Enjoy Life

Published by Mayo Clinic Press
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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

Chapter 16 | Managing balance issues

Chapter 17 | Coping with chronic dizziness

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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.