All patients have
to schedule time for an appointment for an examination. Questions
about diseases and disorders are only answered during examination appointments.
A patient has to be examined to be able to answer specific questions
about unique individuals. Examination is a ground criteria to be able
to make an adequate judgement of the conditions of a specific patient.
The examination serves a very important purpose concerning the therapeutic
treatment with LASER,
how it should be conducted and when it should take place.
An examination lasts for about 50 minutes.
These symptoms are treated
at the clinic with the following priority:
(oversensitivity to sound
patients with a sound pain threshold below 90 dB)
2. Sudden Deafness
(patients who have recently lost part of their hearing capacity)
3. Tinnitus (patients
with sounds in their ears
both objective and subjective
4. A feeling of fullness in the ears
5. Otitis (patients with inflammatory processes in
7. Balance Disorders
8. Distortion, Diplacusis (patients with sound distortion
and twanged tones)
9. Chronic Hearing Impairment / Deafness
10. Other Hearing and Balance Disorders
11. Other Diseases and Symptoms (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Stroke)
At the clinic Audio Laser-Kliniken
the aim of treatment is to repair damaged cells and cell parts in underfunctional
organs. The treatment is highly specialized and there are not too many
specialists in the entire world who have enough competence to do this.
The treatment is based upon "science and / or well tried experience"
according to international specifications for evidence based medicine.
In Sweden and many other countries these methods are used as complementary
treatment and are not offered in institutional medical care. The medical
institutions don't have adequate medical equipment, competence and/or
knowledge to be able to offer this treatment.
Time for examination is
very limited in comparison with the number of patients who can be treated
at the clinic. Patients who are not sure about whether they want to
get the treatment at Audio Laser-Kliniken shouldn't schedule an appointment
at the clinic for examination.
HOW TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THE CLINIC
If you don't get
any answer when you call the clinic to schedule an appointment it might
depend on the fact that examination or treatment is in progress or that
there is no one at the clinic. You can send an e.mail
to the clinic. Please write down a brief description about your symptoms
and when you want to be examined.
BEFORE EXAMINATION -
Before the examination, tinnitus patients should self-examine the
oral cavity and palpate it (press) with a finger for 3-4 seconds
on every spot inside the oral cavity. If the patient during this self-diagnostic
test discovers spots that increase or decrease the tinnitus symptoms
when pressure is applied, this should be registered and written down
and reported to the clinic at the examination. The patient should also
apply pressure on every spot on the cranium including the neck, the
shoulders and the jaw. Turning and twisting the head is also important
in self-examination and can cause temporal changes in tinnitus symptoms.
Clean your ears before
coming to the examination. Too much wax in the ear sometimes makes the
examination impossible. If the ears are not well cleaned at the examination
it might result in a delay in treatment of up to eight months.
Bring your copies of recent hearing tests at other clinics. Old hearing
tests can give a hint about the development of the progression of impaired
hearing, and that is important and sometimes vital information. Other
findings can also be of great value. These could be from x-ray or tomography
or magnetic resonance images. Results from brain stem audiometry and
other examinations can be of importance. A list of pharmaceutical drugs
used and when they were used is also important to look at.
THE FORT ANALYSIS IS IMPORTANT
To be able to have an adequate opinion of the status of an ear and its
condition it is necessary to take a look into it by looking through
an otoscope / aurioscope. To neglect doing such an examination is of
course not acceptable. The examination moment is a basic necessity in
order to be able to estimate the LASER light doses that could be required
while treating the individual. A person without experience, education
or knowledge about the ear and this examination method can of course
not make any adequate judgements about the ear and its condition.
The FORT analysis (Free
Oxygen Radicals Test) is a test that in a way measures the healing capacity
of the individual. Sometimes it can be important to delay the start
of the treatment, mainly when the FORT analysis displays a much too
high level of free oxygen radicals. Eating antioxidant tablets is one
way to control the free radical levels. Usually the treatment can be
started at the next treatment period, but there are cases when the levels
should be more normal before starting the treatment.