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Difficulty Hearing With Background Noise (Overview)

Difficulty hearing with background noise is a symptom in which a person has trouble hearing and understanding speech when there is background noise, maybe due to partial hearing loss, faulty hearing aids, hearing aids out of adjustment, etc


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Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Difficult problem: You probably have permanent damage to your nerve. Avoid Aspirin containing products. Avoid loud noises and activities that can cause barotrauma, such as diving. If you have seen a specialist for this condition, i don't have anything to add. You might want to look at american tinnitus association home page for further ideas. ...Read more

Difficulty Hearing With Background Noise (Overview)

Difficulty hearing with background noise is a symptom in which a person has trouble hearing and understanding speech when there is background noise, maybe due to partial hearing loss, faulty hearing aids, hearing aids out of adjustment, etc


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Can I get my hearing back and get rid of this fluid inside ear without tubes just antibios?

Can I get my hearing back and get rid of this fluid inside ear without tubes just antibios?

Usually: Most episodes of fluid behind the tympanic membrane will resolve spontaneously, or with antibiotics. Tubes are only used when fluid remains for more than 90 days or there other problems observed in the ear. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of mild hearing difficulty for 55+ F ? It's specially when people talking in a group or if there is background noise.

What are the possible causes of mild hearing difficulty for 55+ F  ? It's specially when people talking in a group or if there is background noise.

Hearing deficit: hello ~ presbyacusis ~ your hearing fades with age as does your eyes and as Shakespeare says, you continue in the sad story of deterioration till you become " sans eyes, sans teeth, sans everything !" You should ask the person involved to get a hearing test. thanks ...Read more

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Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Difficult problem: You probably have permanent damage to your nerve. Avoid Aspirin containing products. Avoid loud noises and activities that can cause barotrauma, such as diving. If you have seen a specialist for this condition, i don't have anything to add. You might want to look at american tinnitus association home page for further ideas. ...Read more

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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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Could hearing aids help even with background noise?

Could hearing aids help even with background noise?

Audiologist: This question is best answered by an audiologist, a person who dispenses hearing aids. The technology in the hearing aid industry has made such great technological advances that there may be computerized aids (expensive) that can decrease the volume of the amplification when you enter a noisy room and then automatically increase the volume in a quiet room. Ask your hearing aid dealer. ...Read more

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I have a hard time hearing with background noises. Do hearing aids help when there is background noise?

Yes they can: In most cases, they will help alot. It depends on the type of hearing loss you have. Go to an ENT doctor for an exam and hearing evaluation. They can, based on the test, make a recommendation about hearing aids. You get a 30 day trial period with hearing aids so you can then judge for yourself if they help enough to warrant the expense. ...Read more

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Hearing Difficulties (Definition)

Hearing difficulties are clinical findings in which a person experiences difficulty hearing. This is common with aging, where hearing of high pitched sounds ...Read more