Chana Lerner, AuD  
Toms River, NJ

Toms River, NJ
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10 hours in the Hearing Loss Community - 1
You should be seen by an ENT (Ear Nose Throat specialist) right away to diagnose the cause. Prompt medical attention is critical with sudden hearing loss.
Apr 09, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Itchy/tingly ears are usually not serious, but can be very annoying. Don't be tempted to scratch the ear canal or use a Q-tip. Itchiness may be a sign of a fungal infection. Try to keep your ear dry. Your doctor may prescribe anti-fungal drops. You may also try a vinegar/water solution. Seasonal allergies can also cause of itchy ears that can be relieved...
Apr 09, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 2
What is the cause of the Left ear hearing loss? Was this diagnosed by an ENT? Sensorineural hearing loss is permanent. Acupuncture or Chiropractor can not reverse it.
Mar 25, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Acoustic trauma is injury to the hearing mechanisms in the inner ear due to very loud noise. Long term exposure to loud music can cause permanent hearing loss. Did you use an earphone (earbud) to listen to music in only the affected ear? To prevent further hearing loss, do not listen to loud music for long periods of time. A good rule of thumb is to avoid noi...
Mar 17, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 3
Head trauma can cause hearing loss from damage to either the middle ear bones, eardrum, or to the cochlea in the inner ear.
Mar 14, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Please promptly visit your physician or an ER for immediate medical attention.
Feb 27, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
There is no medicine to reverse sensori-neural hearing loss. However, there are surgical options available for single sided deafness. Discuss this option with her ENT to see if she is a candidate. In addition, an audiologist can determine if a CROS hearing aid would help her. These technologies allow the "better" ear to listen for the "poorer&q...
Feb 27, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Hearing Aid technology can sometimes sound like confusing terminology. The 24 (and 12-18) refers to CHANNELS. Sounds are processed and amplified by hearing aids based on frequencies (or the pitch of a sound). The more channels the hearing aids have, the more fine tuned they can be to your individual hearing loss. When your hearing aids offer many channels, w...
Feb 25, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Flying should not affect SNHL. Your audiology test revealed SNHL. It would be wise to wait for your upcoming MRI results, that may reveal more information regarding your type of hearing loss. Flying can negatively impact a conductive hearing loss with the change in pressure. Have your physician make sure your don't have another ear infection before your ...
Feb 21, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 3
Sorry to hear of your accident. It's important to have a hearing test to measure the extent of the hearing loss that was caused by the trauma. The audiologist can determine if you are a candidate for hearing aids. Otherwise, a neuro-otologist can discuss alternate surgical treatments. There are numerous available options nowadays based on the type and ...