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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Are there any causes of hearing loss after swimming?

Are there any causes of hearing loss after swimming?

Hearing loss: Hl after swimming can only be due to water entering the ear canal or external otitis or wax. In both cases the hearing loss is temporary. In diving you may have serious injuries such as barotrauma. ...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?

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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Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

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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What are some problems of progressive hearing loss?

What are some problems of progressive hearing loss?

Isolation: Social isolation is the biggest problem with progressive hearing loss. Fortunately, most people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids, and some types of hearing loss can be treated medically or corrected surgically. ...Read more

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Any food/vitamin/supplement that could possibly help diminish tinnitis? Any promising developments out there for tinnitis?

Any food/vitamin/supplement that could possibly help diminish tinnitis? Any promising developments out there for tinnitis?

Sorry: There are lots of candidates, including gingko. Unfortunately even that one hasn't shown consistent effectiveness. Maybe the ENT docs on healthtap will know about some other possibilities! ...Read more

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Are there any non standard or special new treatments for multi infarct stroke dementia patient with loss of memory, cognitive functions?

Are there any non standard or special new treatments for multi infarct stroke dementia patient with loss of memory, cognitive functions?

No: At the present time, there is no new or novel treatment in patients who already had a stroke. There is only prevention of future strokes. ...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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Are there any natural therapy for otosclerosis?

Are there any natural therapy for otosclerosis?

See answer: Other than possibly sodium fluoride, there are no proven, evidence-based natural or homeopathic treatment alternatives for otosclerosis. However, alternative treatments have been used for such symptoms of otosclerosis as tinnitus: acupuncture, zinc supplements, ginkgo, hypnosis, and hearing therapy. Observation, hearing aids, and surgery are the standard treatments. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hearing impairment with tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is quite frequently a symptom of hearing loss and it can be corrected by use of hearing aids. ...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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Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems ?

Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems ?

Maybe: It is possible that valerian root could help, because it has a weak valium-type compound. However, herbal supplements are virtually unregulated, so it's always a crap shoot as to exactly how much of the various compounds are in a given pill. ...Read more

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What are some names for hearing loss?

What are some names for hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hearing loss and tinnitis side effects following some types of chemo?

Can you tell me is hearing loss and tinnitis side effects following some types of chemo?

Chemotherapy: With some chemo drugs one can have hearing loss and tinnitis - discussing this with the treating oncologist can clarify which chemo medications can potentially lead to these problems. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more


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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