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Alternative Treatments For Sensorineural Hearing Loss
How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.
Yes , You Can : First lots of social device agencies are available to help you, you may be eligible to medicaid which will cover all your needs , you practice practice & practice, who helped remarkable lady helen keller , think about it, you need more than hearing aid.If you have motivation and want it , you can do , good luck. ...Read more
I heard that aldosterone might restore hearing. Does it work for people born with sensorineural hearing loss?
My 4 yr old was just diagnosed of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. What's the chance that this is progressive? Will it get worse? How to stop
Depends:: The prognosis is better in patients who present early and young and who have mild hearing loss and to be worse in those with vertigo. After onset of disease, the patient should consult a physician as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Then, predicting good prognosis in younger patients with mild hearing loss and no vestibular symptoms is possible. Etiology dictates treatment options! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Cinnarizine effective for vertigo related to sensorineural hearing loss? If not, then is there anything that is?
Maybe.: Cinnarizine is not used in the United States or Canada and so many of us are not familiar with it, or what it can do. However, since it helps vertigo from many causes, it may help with this one. Try it and see. You will know if it works or doesn't. If your doc suggested it, then it is worth trying. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnarizine ...Read more
Can TMJD cause permanent sensorineural hearing loss especially when combined with sudden movements or conducting solid noise in contact with the body?
How do I improve my severe/profound sensorineural hearing loss naturally without the use of a hearing device?
No options: As the nerves in the inner ear are damaged and don't regenerate in mammals I am not aware of any herbal or nutritional treatment options. I assume that potentially treatable causes such as cochlear hydrops or autoimmune inner ear disease don't exist. Need to manage the loss and amplification is only option. Cochlear implants usually reserved for those who aren't benefitted with aids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss since 2002. Has been non progressive however my comprehension has been effected badly over the years . Plz help?
Can't do much: If you are having problems with discrimination of words, that means you are developing neural degeneration of the cochlear nerve. You may have auto-immune sensori-neural hearing loss. Sometimes, oral or intra-tympanic steroids may halt the process and sometimes improve it. See an otologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear tubes: If simple medical managment has failed, ear tubes can easily bypass the eustachian tube and alleviate the pressure. Mot commonly placed in children under a brief anesthetic, tubes can be placed in adults in the office. For a brief video on middle ear fluid and the ear tube procedure, see http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=aitswaq711k. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more
My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db.Left ear is 20db-80db.Any suggestion to cure?
Consider hearing aid: Your numbers and description aren't quite right. I'm guessing there was a type a tympanogram, meaning no fluid and no conductive hearing loss. I'm guessing the there was an srt of 20 db in each ear, and an understanding score of 100% in the right ear and 80% on the left. The left ear needs further evaluation, recheck in 6 months. If having trouble hearing aids would be the best treatment. ...Read more
Is moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss and tinitis usually treated with the steroid prednisone? If there is no improvement then what else?
My ears itche, have irratation and I have low hearing loss. I have done home treatment and off the shelf as well. What is the cause of this?
Prob. ext.l otitis: Itching irritation and mild decreased hearing are all symptoms of external otitis. If otc's haven't helped, need to see health care practitioner. ...Read more
What is the statistical info on sudden sensorineural hearing loss in 1 ear resolving and when. On oral steroids at 60mg day at 36hrs after it started.
Hearing loss: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/856313-treatment There is limited information but it appears that ~50% recovered some degree of hearing when high dose steroids was used with intra-tympanic steroids and ~29% with high dose steroids alone. It was > 50% improvement if combo therapy was instituted with in 7 days of loss F/u/ w/ ENT ...Read more
Sudden hearing loss in a 14 year old. She woke up without hearing in her right ear on oct 28th. We have completed all of the standard tests and treatments with no recovery. After reading all of the articals out there, the only end result i can see is th
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