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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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Dr. Ravi Samy
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