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Case study on Hearing loss

Case study on Hearing loss
This 35-year-old male musician was seen in theENT clinic complaining of a
progressive hearing loss over the past 15 years. He is now unable to hear what
is being said if there is any environmental noise present. He states that he has
played with a group of musicians using acoustic instruments and no earplugs
for the past 20 years. External ear structures appear normal bilaterally with
otoscopy. Tympanometry is normal bilaterally. Audiometric testing reveals
diminished hearing bilaterally. Rinne and Weber tuning-fork tests indicate
that the patient has a moderate amount of sensorineural hearing loss, but rule
out conductive hearing loss. Diagnosis is moderate bilateral sensorineural
hearing loss as a result of prolonged exposure to loud noise. Patient is referred
for evaluation for an amplification device.
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Which type of hearing loss does this patient appear to have? Look this
condition up in a reference source and include a short description of it.
Explain how the other type of hearing loss (the type ruled out by the Rinne
and Weber tuning-fork tests) is different from what this patient has?
What diagnostic tests did the physician perform? Describe them in your own
Describe different amplification devices.
How do you think this patient could have avoided this hearing loss?