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Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSC (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Northwell Health and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, and game-based learning from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He has a special interest in faculty development and has been a speaker or faculty at hundreds of local, national, and international courses and conferences. He is also an active blogger and podcaster for several organizations, including the Harvard Macy Institute (HMI), Harvard Medical School CME Online, and BackTable Innovations. He has been featured in the news and print for media outlets such as USA Today, Businesswire, The Washington Post, Nature Medicine, Fox News, and KevinMD. He was also the Vice President, Medical Director of a medical video game company, Level Ex from 2018 to 2023 that utilized game technology and psychology to create interactive experiences for healthcare professionals. | He is recognized as an expert on the implementation of educational technologies and gaming with a foundation in educational theory for health professions education. He was honored to be inducted as an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators and as an Associate Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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  • Hearing loss worse on the right

  • Hard of hearing in both ears but more on one side

  • Dizziness

  • Hearing loss worse on the left

  • Can't hear things properly

  • Hearing loss worse on one side than the other

  • Buzzing in left ear

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What is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is the difficulty in hearing noises and can be partial (hard of hearing) or complete (deafness). It may result from eardrum damage, damage to the hearing bones, inner ear or nerve damage, birth defects, trauma, disease, tumors, certain medications, exposure to loud noises, or aging.

Typical Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Hearing difficulty

  • History of tuberculosis

  • Ringing in the ears

  • High-pitched tinnitus / ringing sounds in the ear

  • Dizziness

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Hearing Loss

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have trouble hearing?

  • Have you ever had tuberculosis?

  • Do you have ringing in your ears?

  • Do you have a high pitched metallic tone or whistling sound in your ear?

  • Are you currently dizzy?

Treatmentof Hearing Loss

Treatment for hearing loss depends on the cause. For some, it can be corrected by treating the underlying cause, while others may be permanent, requiring hearing aids or surgery.

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  • Dizziness

References

  • Lieu JEC, Kenna M, Anne S, Davidson L. Hearing Loss in Children: A Review. JAMA. 2020 Dec 1;324(21):2195-2205. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.17647. PMID: 33258894.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2773567

  • Nieman CL, Oh ES. Hearing Loss. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Dec 1;173(11):ITC81-ITC96. doi: 10.7326/AITC202012010. PMID: 33253610.

    https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/AITC202012010

  • Michels TC, Duffy MT, Rogers DJ. Hearing Loss in Adults: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jul 15;100(2):98-108. PMID: 31305044.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2019/0715/p98.html

  • Shapiro SB, Noij KS, Naples JG, Samy RN. Hearing Loss and Tinnitus. Med Clin North Am. 2021 Sep;105(5):799-811. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.05.003. Epub 2021 Jul 12. PMID: 34391534.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025712521000717?via%3Dihub

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Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSC

Eric A. Gantwerker, MD, MMSC (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Northwell Health and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He holds a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) in Medical Education with a special focus on educational technology, educational research, and game-based learning from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He has a special interest in faculty development and has been a speaker or faculty at hundreds of local, national, and international courses and conferences. He is also an active blogger and podcaster for several organizations, including the Harvard Macy Institute (HMI), Harvard Medical School CME Online, and BackTable Innovations. He has been featured in the news and print for media outlets such as USA Today, Businesswire, The Washington Post, Nature Medicine, Fox News, and KevinMD. He was also the Vice President, Medical Director of a medical video game company, Level Ex from 2018 to 2023 that utilized game technology and psychology to create interactive experiences for healthcare professionals. | He is recognized as an expert on the implementation of educational technologies and gaming with a foundation in educational theory for health professions education. He was honored to be inducted as an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators and as an Associate Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Otolaryngology (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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