Other times it could be from someone speaking to us or a verse in the Bible that catches our eye. John My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen.
Hebrews In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
Faith and hearing God go hand in hand. When we have faith, we are more likely open to hearing God. In fact, we tend to welcome it. Who is to blame for this tragic delay? No one, really. In most cases, the patient would have been correct in initially assuming that the blockage was from the head cold and then the second assessment that it was due to earwax.
It seems reasonable for patients and doctors to act in this fashion, on the probabilities. On the other hand, if this same patient had called the doctor to report some chest pain after shoveling snow, you can be sure he or she would have been summoned urgently to have an electrocardiogram to rule out a heart attack. One consequence of delaying that test could be death of the patient.
Not so with hearing loss. If the ear canal and ear drum look normal, the ear drum moves normally when puffed with air, and, when a ringing Hz tuning fork is pressed in the middle of the forehead, it is heard louder in the good ear, the physical signs point to SSNHL. If people knew to seek immediate evaluation for ear blockage, and if primary care doctors, their nurses, and the staffs of emergency rooms were more aware of the possibility of SSNHL, more hearing might be salvaged in these patients.
In summary, whatever the true cause of SSNHL and exactly what inner ear cells are affected, some of the cells remain healthy, some are injured by the disease process, and some are killed. These injured cells are teetering on a fence; as time passes, they fall off on one side or the other—get well or die. These uncommitted cells, the ones on the fence, can be affected by treatment.
Patients with moderate-to-severe SSNHL often can regain some hearing if they are treated with oral steroids, although the window of opportunity for this treatment is usually less than four weeks. Oral steroid therapy is the only treatment shown to be effective through rigorous randomized controlled trials, but evidence is building that intratympanic steroid injections may not only be equally effective but also offer fewer risks.
One of the most frustrating experiences for ear specialists is seeing patients with SSNHL who suffered delay in diagnosis and missed the window of opportunity for oral steroid treatment. These patients are often desperate to try any measure that might regain some of their lost hearing. Intratympanic steroid treatment might be an answer for some of them.
Only randomized controlled clinical trials such as the multicenter NIH study can yield data on which to base sound medical decision making. The study, therefore, comes at a critical time, when its outcome can have a powerful effect on clinical practice. One less obvious but pivotal outcome of the study will be to publicize this disorder and its treatment, both to physicians and to the public. By conforming to the rigorous methodologic standards required for publication in a leading general medical journal, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the results should reach an audience far beyond specialists, raising awareness of SSNHL in the medical community.
Related publicity and attention could lead to earlier evaluation and diagnosis, and so earlier treatment. The road has been taken and at its end lies the promise of saved hearing, and prolonged healthy functioning, for far more people in decades to come. An important tool for studying disorders of hearing and balance is post-mortem examination under the microscope of human temporal bones. In principle, this is not new; for centuries, microscopy of the ear has shown the normal anatomy and the pathologic changes arising from diseases and disorders.
Early in the 20th century, scientists began collecting and preserving temporal bone and developing and standardizing methods of measuring and counting inner-ear cells. Almost 2, temporal bones have been collected. Similar efforts are underway at other medical centers as part of a national temporal bone bank system. A consortium of temporal bone laboratories around the United States, the Registry takes background, contact, and medical information from anyone interested in donating their temporal bones and brains for post-mortem study.
Today, the Registry has more than 5, donor pledges on file. Since , it has procured more than temporal bone specimens. Registry activities have supported more than medical and scientific publications by scientists in the United States. Brain-machine interface—once the stuff of science fiction novels—is coming to a computer near you. The question is: How soon?
The silent, often subconscious conversation that is taking place inside us is one of the most vital communications we will ever find ourselves engaged in. Medical care improved the odds somewhat, but new discoveries and therapeutic developments have improved survival rates significantly for spinal muscular atrophy.
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What would you do? Blocked Hearing—But Why? Hearing can be compromised at any stage: sound conduction through the eardrum and middle ear to the inner ear; signal transduction in the inner ear that triggers signals in the auditory nerve; or neural transmission of signals along auditory nerves to brain.
Impaired Blood Flow to the Inner-Ear Blood is delivered to both the vestibular balance and cochlear hearing divisions of the inner ear at the end of a branching tree of blood vessels. Three types of circumstantial evidence suggest that some cases of SSNHL result from vascular blockage: Sudden onset is suggestive of infarction which often occurs suddenly. Case reports exist of sudden deafness in association with known systemic vascular diseases. Animal experiments have demonstrated that sudden deafness and related cochlear changes can be caused by vascular occlusion, or blocking.
Post-mortem examination of the temporal bones of humans with SSNHL has shown changes similar to those observed in known viral causes of deafness. Experiments with animals show that viruses can penetrate the inner ear. Courtesy of Steven D. A national study is comparing the success of intratympanic steroid injection above with administration of oral steroids in treating SSNHL.
To explore the potential harm of specific sounds, such as the hotly debated question of the effect of wind turbines on hearing, Liberman says the same experiment could be repeated with conditions mimicking wind turbine noise. By David Malakoff Nov. By Jocelyn Kaiser Nov. By Jeffrey Mervis Nov.
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