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Wanted to know if all deaf people use hearing aids to some degree?

Wanted to know if all deaf people use hearing aids to some degree?

Deaf & Hearing Aids: Greetings. Unfortunately not every person with hearing loss will benefit from hearing aids. Some people with profound hearing loss will not hear anything despite any hearing aid. A cochlear implant is sometimes an option. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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I have been going deaf since being a child. Now I must use hearing aids. Can I be classified as disabled?

I have been going deaf since being a child.  Now I must use hearing aids.  Can I be classified as disabled?

Yes: You may need special consideration for various situations where hearing is important. Classroom lectures, safety considerations for driving etc. There are regulations listed in the american disabilities act that may help. I would hope that you can find ways to be productive even though you are disabled. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Please tell me, could i get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Depends: If you had hearing when younger, or used hearing aids in the past, you may be good candidate to consider cochlear implant. See ENT doctor for further testing ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Cochlear Implants: You may be a candidate for cochlear implants. You would need to be evaluated by an implant center which would include hearing/speech evaluations. Additionally you would need to wear hearing aids for 3 months as part of the process. Medical evaluations would then be completed, including an MRI or CT of your ears. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I cope with hearing loss and hearing aids?

Start at beginning: I would start with an ENT evaluation to determine the cause and nature of your hearing loss. Some hearing loss can be remedied with an office procedure, others by surgery precluding need for a hearing aid. If hearing aid is needed, a good device with good fitting can make the use of a hearing aid seemless. ...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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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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How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

Yes , You Can : First lots of social device agencies are available to help you, you may be eligible to medicaid which will cover all your needs , you practice practice & practice, who helped remarkable lady helen keller , think about it, you need more than hearing aid.If you have motivation and want it , you can do , good luck. ...Read more

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Dignosed & treated 4 Meniere's 20 years ago, now in "remission". Vertigo stopped but tinnitus and hearing loss worse. Do hearing aids help?

Dignosed & treated 4 Meniere's 20 years ago, now in "remission". Vertigo stopped but tinnitus and hearing loss worse.  Do hearing aids help?

See ENT doctor: Your hearing loss may or may not be due to Meniere's at this point, and a visit to an otolaryngologist could provide audiometric testing which might lead to prescribing a modern small hearing aide. Worthwhile to get this addressed. ...Read more

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I have been told I have otosclerosis in both ears with 15% hearing loss i have constant pain in both ears would hearing aids help?

I have been told I have otosclerosis in both ears with 15% hearing loss i have constant pain in both ears would hearing aids help?

Probably not: Your hearing loss is too minimal to make hearing aids necessary, and they would not help your pain. Ask your ENT about other treatments to address your pain. ...Read more

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Ive been told i have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as i have 15% hearing loss in both ears i am in constant pain with earache with it?

Ive been told i have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as i have 15% hearing loss in both ears i am in constant pain with earache with it?

Need specialist eval: your complaints of pain would not be due to otosclerosis. You need an ear nose and throat specialist evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. It could be inflammation, infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteotoma or a host of other possible causes. Sorry the centers not more helpful. Best of luck Dr. R ...Read more

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I have a bilateral hearing loss and wear hearing aids. I have itp. Black ear wax and pain in my ear?

Hearing loss: Get this checked out. You could have a ruptured ear drum. The black wax could be dried blood settling into the wax. That could be why your hearing aids aren't working. ...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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I only have mild hearing loss. Wear glasses most of the time. Would I be better with in the ear aids??

Depends...: I think whether or not you should get hearing aides with a mild loss depends on how much the loss is affecting your life. For example, if you have difficulty talking to others on the phone, need your tv volume really high, have difficulty following conversations, etc., then getting hearing aides might be worthwhile. If not, then protect against further loss and see a hearing doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Does insurance cover hearing aids?

Does insurance cover hearing aids?

Occasionally: There are policies that include coverage, usually partial, for hearing aids. ...Read more

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From what place can I buy hearing aids?

From an audiologist: You can not and should not simply by a hearing aid. You need to see both an otologist and more specifically an audiologist to determine the kind and severity of the hearing loss and be properly fitted. ...Read more

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Can people judge me for having hearing aids?

Can people judge me for having hearing aids?

NO: That should be your least problem , is no different than wearing eye glass4s for sight correction. You need it get them and enjoy the world . ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Samy
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