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Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

Yes: Depending on size of the tumour, presurgery hearing levels, including several parameters--the decision to do hearing preservation surgery--the skill of the surgeon -success rate between 40-80% has been studied. ...Read more

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Neuroma (Definition)

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What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom?

Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom?

Yes: While for many with schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) is most common, visual hallucinations are also common and can occur in people with schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Could hearing imaginary sound be early symptoms of dementia?

Could hearing imaginary sound be early symptoms of dementia?

Not really: It is just a symptom of high Dopamine should not scare u at all.The brain can play tricks on u in all the senses auditory visual oifactory gustatory and kinesthestic so all senses can be involved and Dopamine is the neurotransmitter which plays the trick when human being hallucinate as the threshold which filters so medicine which decrease Dopamine which may be increased due to many. Reasons is rx. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma testing?

Hearing tests: Almost all acoustic neuromas are associated with hearing loss, but other neurological signs may be found on exam, including problems with gait, facial sensation, and double vision. Diagnosis can be confirmed, or excluded, by careful MRI films of the base of the brain. ...Read more

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Could acoustic neuroma cause permanent hearing loss?

Could acoustic neuroma  cause permanent hearing loss?

Yes: The majority cause unilateral or asymmetric hearing loss as the first and sometimes only symptom. This hearing loss is always permanent. ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise-induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise-induced hearing loss?

No: An MRI of the temporal bone which includes the auditory canal cannot show noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing loss is evaluated with a hearing test and audiogram. The cause of the hearing loss can be speculated at based on your history and the findings from the hearing test. There is no imaging study that can quantify hearing loss. ...Read more

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What are auditory nerves?

What are auditory nerves?

Auditory nerves: are the large cranial nerves that transmit sound information from the cochlea (inner ear) to the brain (specifically the inferior colliculus of the midbrain and the medial geniculate body in the epithalamus). from there sound information is processed and passed to the brain stem reticular formation, superior medial temporal lobe and other processing centers. ...Read more

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Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?

Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?

This test: measures the "connection" between the outside (cochlear) hearing organ and the brain itself! It is used for a number of hearing/balance issues besides acoustic neuroma. You should discuss this question with the Health Care Professional who ordered the test....(good advice for ALL MEDICAL TESTING!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Not likely: Noise induced hearing loss involves more function than anatomy. Mri will show damaged tissue; eg drum, the bones of middle ear, etc. Audiometric testing will show degree of loss. An ENT and most family docs are able to differentiate between conduction loss vs sensory loss. ...Read more

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Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom also, or only delusions?

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Are visual hallucinations a schizophrenic symptom also, or only delusions?

Visual: Agree. Can also be indicative of organic factors such as brain lesions or induced by substances such as medications or street drugs. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma ear hypercausis, what to do?

Depends: surgery or radiotherapy may help. Would see a neurosurgeon and a radiation oncologist. Tumor size is an important factor. ...Read more

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Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Old  childhood head trauma. Possible  cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD?  Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Qualified Assessment: The issues you describe cross over several medical specialties: Psychiatry, Neurology, and Geriatric Medicine. Thorough evaluations by an Internist, Neurologist, and Psychiatrist familiar with ADHD (and each other) would be a good start. ...Read more

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Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Yes: The seizure aura is different for different patients. A seizure can be followed by confusion, headache, nausea, etc. See a neurologist to undergo an EEG test as well as a full neurological evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more