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Do Hearing Aids Help Deaf People Why
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
I am half deaf and school is about to start and i need hearing aids. So where can I buy them. Or do I order it online?
Please tell me, could i 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has 40% hearing loss and ringing in ears. Will it get worse if he does not get hearing aids?
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
Dignosed & treated 4 Meniere's 20 years ago, now in "remission". Vertigo stopped but tinnitus and hearing loss worse. Do 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?
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
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
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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