Vestibular Schwannoma and Hearing loss

Expiry Date
: 01/08/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This article looks at Vestibular Schwannoma, which are benign tumours in the brain. It looks at their effects on hearing in both the ipsilateral ear as well as the contralateral ear.

Keywords: Vestibular Schwannoma, Acoustic Neuroma. Hearing Loss

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to investigate the contralateral haring loss that can occur the a Vestibular Schwannoma.

Editor's comments:
This article reminds one that while a vestibular schwannoma is not malignant, that it can affect both quality of life and overall health. The article emphasis the need for sequential audiometry for monitoring. It further reinforces the need to offer guidance to protect the hearing in the contralateral ear and to prepare the patient for the possibility of hearing loss on the contralateral side.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Vestibular Schwannomas

  2. The effects of vestibular schwannomas -audiologic and vestibular
  3. Patient selection- audiometry, tumour size, exclusions, control group
  4. Findings of this study
  5. Limitations of this study
  6. Conclusions of this study.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
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