Activity 1.3.1Good VibrationsINTRODUCTIONSue Smith was lucky because her bacterial meningitis infection was quickly diagnosed andtreated. The antibiotics eliminated the infection and Sue was able to make a full recovery. Suehas returned to school and has even begun practicing with the soccer team again. It has been twomonths since her initial diagnosis, and Sue’s primary care physician has given her a clean bill ofhealth.To Sue’s surprise, the physician has recommended that Sue have her hearing checked. Sue’sphysician explains that although Sue has not noticed any symptoms of hearing loss, the incidenceof hearing loss in patients who have recovered from meningitis is very high. Sue has scheduledan appointment with anaudiologist, a healthcare professional specializing in treatment ofpatients with hearing loss and related disorders.In this activity, you will investigate the physics ofsound, as well as learn how hearing worksand what can go wrong in the ear that causes different types of hearing loss. You will be assigneda patient with a specific type of hearing loss and will show the cause of the hearing loss on amodel of the ear.
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Conductive hearing loss,Sensorineural Hearing Loss,Laboratory journal,Sue Smith