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Conditions Treated

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Aphasia is the total or partial inability to use or understand language. It is caused by a brain injury or illness that damages a language area of the brain.
  • Apraxia

    Apraxia is a disorder in which a person is not able to execute a task or movement, even though he or she is willing and physically capable of doing so. Apraxia is the result of damage to the brain. Apraxia can be caused by another condition, such as a stroke, brain tumor or dementia.
  • Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing food, liquid or saliva. Many different nerves and muscles are involved in the process of chewing food transferring it from the mouth to the stomach, and any problem that affects this process can result in dysphagia.
  • Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. Temporary hearing loss can occur from an ear infection, perforated ear drum or impacted wax in the ear. This type of hearing loss is often resolved with medical treatment. Permanent hearing loss may result from exposure to loud noise, genetics or aging (also known as presbycusis). When everyday problems occur as a result of permanent hearing loss, a specialist can help manage communication needs and determine whether devices such as hearing aids can be effective.
  • Tinnitus is the perception of a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears when there’s no actual sound. If it becomes bothersome, an otolaryngologist or audiologist can help.