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Could hearing aids protect hearing?

Could hearing aids protect hearing?

Yes: Using hearing aids when you have hearing loss, especially for high tone hearing loss, will help preserve your ability to understand speech. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Do hearing aids help with background noise?

Do hearing aids help with background noise?

Somewhat help: Avoid further noise exposure to minimize tinnitus or worsening hearing. Try to have people look directly at you when they are speaking. Avoid noisy situations when wearing hearing aids (you need an improved signal to noise ratio). Hope this helps. God bless! ...Read more

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Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 more

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Please recommend the best hearing aids for severe hearing loss?

Please recommend the best hearing aids for severe hearing loss?

Consult audiologist: The only specialist who can determine the best hearing aid for your hearing loss is an audiologist who has certification in hearing aid dispensing. An otologist can determine the pathology of the hearing loss but can not fit you for the hearing aid. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with hearing loss & deafness?

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 more

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Does anyone know if there is a cure besides hearing aids for hard of hearing people?

Does anyone know if there is a cure besides hearing aids for hard of hearing people?

Perhaps: First, see an ENT doctor to determine the actual cause of the hearing loss. There are cochlear implants (which are said to be less effective in the elderly). There may be other solutions, but this will depend upon why your hearing is lost. ...Read more

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Will deaf people hear again without using hearing aid?

Will deaf people hear again without using hearing aid?

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

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Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Neurosyphilis: Incredibly rare in this era, however, tertiary syphilis can cause neurological symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. A simple blood test can determine this. ...Read more

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Chronic tinnitus without any hearing loss is that possible?

Chronic tinnitus without any hearing loss is that possible?

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

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Please let me know if there is any treatment for hearing impairment other than using hearing aid? Heard that Ayurveda can treat?

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Please let me know if there is any treatment for hearing impairment other than using hearing aid? Heard that Ayurveda can treat?

1st find cause: Go see your Family Doc or ENT for complete evaluation. It may be as simple as removing cerumen (ear wax) or treating ear infection. I have seen no evidence that Ayurveda will improve hearing. Easier to prevent hearing loss by avoiding loud noises than to treat later on. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose?do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority

Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose?do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority

Not that simple: Your hearing loss has to be analyzed by specialist ,audiologist has to test you what frequencies you lost , then has to program the hearing aid to your requirements , just like eye glasses one can not suit all. First see an ENT doctor first . ...Read more

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The latest hearing aid for my daughter suffering hearing loss &she wear aids behind ears?

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

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Are there hearing exercises that can improve hearing?

Are there hearing exercises that can improve hearing?

No: Not that i know of. But acupuncture or some alternative therapy might help unblock the energy that is causing hearing loss. It depends on what is causing your problem. ...Read more

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Any connection with MS and hearing loss?

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

Dr. Ravi Samy
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Hearing Aids (Definition)

Hearing aids are devices placed in the ear to amplify sounds in order to assist with hearing in ...Read more