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Depends: Even profound hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. If it is beyond being aided with a hearing aid... Cochlear implants may be beneficial. When looking at hearing loss another critical factor is not just the decibel loss for pure tones but the ability to discriminate. Some patietns with moderate hearing loss may have very poor discrimination... Not good candidates for hearing aids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?
My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more
Volume control: They have volume control which lessen decibel capacity. ...Read more
Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?
Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need an evaluation: Hearing loss and deafness is such a serious problem that recommending something over the counter without a good history or exam is not wise. Could it be wax? Sure, but i've seen many cases thought to be wax that were more serious. Please see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are times when patients will suddenly lose all or most of the hearing capacity in one ear. This is thought to be from a viral infection. With treatment about 35% of these patients will recover some hearing. Patients with long standing nerve deafness hearing loss will either need a hearing aid, or in profoundly dead patients, a cochlear implant may be needed. ...Read more
yes: Tinnitis is a symptom, not a disease. Chronic tinnitis is a descriptive problem that can occur for several reasons. Noise, or ringing in the ears (tinnitis) can be a signal of damage to the ears for any reason, including medication toxicity, excessive noise or trauma. It is still best to have it evaluated, to see if there is some unknown hearing loss, or ear problem that needs treatment. ...Read more
Get hearing tested!: See your ENT physician for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please let me know if there is any treatment for hearing impairment other than using hearing aid? Heard that Ayurveda can treat?
Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose?do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority
Smaller, customized: New behind-the-ears hearing aids are popular and easy to use. For a child, a consideration is how likely the child is to damage or lose a hearing aid, and how well the child can put it on, take it off, and use the features. The behind-the-ear portion is small now, and comes in various colors. Some have several frequencies to adjust like an mp3 or stereo. Some have bluetooth to connect a cellphone. ...Read more
MS: can produce hearing loss. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials can sometimes help distinguish between hearing loss due to central pathway disruption and more peripheral causes (as might occur in the setting of s[read of infection from Mastoiditis) Ask your neurologist about BAER testing. ...Read more
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