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Can Hearing Aids Be Recycled Aunt Doesnt Like Her Expensive One
Ask doctor.: Ask your doctor, her doctor, or a local free health clinic if they can use/recycle the hearing aid. I would bet that a free/low cost clinic would be happy to have her donate it. ...Read more
Epilepsy has made me totaly deaf and e.N.T won't give me hearing aids as they won't work as it's to do with the brain would a cochlear implant work?
Depends: It really depends on the level of hearing loss and the specifics of your audiogram. If you are profoundly deaf, you may be a candidate for a cochlear implant. Some people who can't benefit from cochlear implants, can get a brainstem implant. You need to see a neurotolologist, a sub-specialist of the ENT field. ...Read more
My mother is 70 yrs old, she had a stroke 3yrs ago, sometimes she cool but sometimes @ night her legs an feet go numb. Like poor curculation in them an it gets painful. Is there anything she can do for that? Prob nerves are damaged from the stroke
Agree: Stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, can cause localized nerve anoxia (loss of oxygen) to the tissues. This can cause immediate nerve palsy/dysfunction that can mimic a neuropathy, or actually neuropathy itself. Discuss the findings/symptoms with her neurologist (if you are able to) and discuss available treatments. Physical therapy is still the mainstay treatment with low dose of gabapentin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has dementia. Does co q10 help with this disease? I bought it in liquid form from costco. It's by qunol.
many ear infections
now dr says ''ear drum looks ready to burst.'
too many drugs already
loves to swim
tubes? Problems with?
Consider tubes: Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes) may be a good option for you. Tube insertion usually requires about ten minutes of general anesthesia and is done as an outpatient procedure. Risks are low but do include ear drainage and a hole in the eardrum (which can be patched. Of course, ear infections themselves can cause holes). I allow the children i operate on to swim, i prefer them to wear ear plugs. ...Read more
My friend is prescribed phentermine like me. She takes like 6 throughout the whole day is this ok? Will she ever overdose from that much. 37.5mg
My friend believes she has a urinary tract infections. Her parents may not be buying her antibiotics cuz they are expensive. What can she do?
Not expensive: Walmart ; other stores have $4 prescriptions, including many antibiotics. No excuse for non-treattment. Unfortunately no reliable alternative treatments. ...Read more
My cousin is on dialysis 3xweek. He also has an energy therapy with someone else who charges a lot n promised him he'll become well very soon. Quack?
Older man wanders. Sometimes I can't control and he gets in an neighbor garden patch. They don't mind. Is it ok?
Safety first: If he just wanders calmly & isn't putting himself or anyone else in danger (getting agitated/combative, wandering into road or traffic, etc) he will probably do better at home in a familiar environment getting care from people who know him well & love him. But, if he is putting himself or others in harm's way, even if its unintentional, he may need more help. A geriatrician can help guide options. ...Read more
Husband has 40% hearing loss and ringing in ears. Will it get worse if he does not get hearing aids?
My son is 3yrs old but cant talk.he can read some phrase but wont used it.has his own routine.has a sharp memory can memorize countries,numbers,shapes,alphabets etc.he wont eat anything but milk.he shouts if things he wants is not given.what could be the
Sophie has a water bubble in her ear, and she can't seem to get it out. She claims it may be from swimming. Home remedies aren't helping.
Hearing problem, 6 yr old. My 6 year old is always complaining he can't hear. He blares the tv, ect. He has in the past, passed more than one hearing test (he's done the ones where they make the toys in the room make noise and he turns to them, ect) he ha
A : A new hearing test would not be unheard of. Central auditory processing disorder is rare, but becoming more common as we learn more about it. For diagnosis, you will have to bring him to a doctor and audiologist that have knowledge in it, know how to definitively diagnose it, and then treat it. It may be beneficial to take your son to cincinnati children's hospital. ...Read more
My friend has AIDS how can AIDS be transmitted And if she kisses me in my cheek ( to say hi ) would I get AIDS too ?
No risk, no worry: You CANNOT catch AIDS by such contact. You can hug, hiss, give back rubs, or any other sort of friendly contact you like. If you and she aren't having sex, the virus cannot be transmitted. (And even sex, between women, would probably be no risk.) Be as loving and caring as your instincts and friendship dictate. She needs your friendship and support -- don't hesitate; you will not be at risk. ...Read more
Please tell me, could i get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?
Is MRSA spread through saliva after treatment? Mom said not to share food with friend that had it in 2012, she works in medical, & says i will get it.
In your experience, do certain hearing aids work better than others? My dad has one in each ear and still can't hear.
Hearing aid issue: There are two main issues when people lose their hearing 1) trouble hearing and 2) trouble understanding. People with long term hearing loss often have trouble understanding due to changes in the auditory pathway. If your father has had a long term loss and his understanding is poor then hearing aids may not help right away. Just because things are louder doesn't mean they are understood better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 80 yr husband has multiple myeloma. He won't eat. Can walk, but lies in bed or couch all day. Dr. will not discuss 'stage'. I know he is failin?
2nd opinion v hospic: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/basics/treatment/con-20026607 for info on multiple myeloma and its treatments. Get a 2nd opinion (or change physicians - your Family Doc can help you find Oncologist who accepts your/his insurance). If no treatment is desired, consider hospice for comfort/palliative care. Again, your Family Doc can refer or you can ask on own ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmother is wary of hearing aids because they amplify so much background noise. Is there a type you'd recommend that's more wearable?
My son is 7 yrs old and he lost hearing in one ear.Dr told may be because of high fever he lost hearing.Is it possible to recover as before?
ENT & hearing test: Any child with suspicion for hearing loss or evidence of hearing loss in a pediatric office screen should be sent to an ENT and also get a formal audiogram. There are different types of hearing loss and the audiogram will help identify them. The ENT can do a thorough history and order tests that may help identify the cause (in about 60% of cases). Hearing loss from a high fever is not common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer