Patient: a 60-year-old adult with sudden sensory neural hearing loss

This patient suffered a sudden hearing loss.  She complained of ‘buzzing’ sound in the ears and had a serious rhinitis.

Hearing test showed that her right ear had a severe hearing loss.

She couldn’t hear on the phone and thus communicate well.

This problem should be taken care of as early as possible so we can expect higher recoverableness. This is the result of pure-tone audiometry result before and after the treatment.

We conducted a pure-tone audiometry: it let the patient hear sounds, from low to high, by frequency and let him  find the lowest audible sound. The numbers mean the volumes of sound, so a smaller number means a better hearing.

In general, the numbers below 40 mean audible sound and those below 20 indicate normal hearing with no difficulty communicating in daily life.

 

We can see 500 and 1000, which are important for conversation has improved down to 20.

Before the treatment, the patient couldn’t communicate on her left ear on the line, but can now after the treatment.

Patient: a 10-year-old boy with hearing loss

This patient has hearing loss. In this case, both rhinitis and hearing loss should be treated together, so better result can be expected from the treatment than adults.

This is the result of pure-tone audiometry after a single treatment.

 

Pure-tone audiometry is a test that a patient hears a minimum audible sound. A smaller number means a better hearing.

This result shows a surprising number reduction (improvement) for all the frequencies on the hearing of the left ear.

The child says he can hear well now.