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Dr. Brett Scotch
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Hearing Difficulties (Overview)

Hearing impairment.


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What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

See below: Most common is hearing loss related to loud noises loud bands construction shooting etc protect ears from loud noises less likely is scarring from infections or perforations. Wax in ear can also affect hearing see doc for exam and or hearing test screen loud noise is hi freq hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Scotch
85 doctors shared insights

Hearing Difficulties (Overview)

Hearing impairment.


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What does it mean to suddenly develop a hearing impairment?

What does it mean to suddenly develop a hearing impairment?

Needs evaluation: Ent physician should be able to assess this accurately. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
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Get an audiogram
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Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem with using newer aid technology?

If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem with using newer aid technology?

Depends: Some examples: if hearing deficit due to wax- get it removed, hearing will improve if due to fluid behind the ear drum-then ear tubes and medicines if due to burst ear drum- tympanoplasty/myringoplasty/ hearing aid if due to a nerve damage, probably hearing aid. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for hearing impairment?

What is the latest treatment for hearing impairment?

Depends: Some examples: if hearing deficit due to wax- get it removed, hearing will improve if due to fluid behind the ear drum-then ear tubes and medicines if due to burst ear drum- tympanoplasty/myringoplasty/ hearing aid if due to a nerve damage, probably hearing aid. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hearing impairment with tinnitus?

Is there a cure for hearing impairment with tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is quite frequently a symptom of hearing loss and it can be corrected by use of hearing aids. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to prevent my hearing impairment from getting worse at 60?

Is there anyway to prevent my hearing impairment from getting worse at 60?

Hearing preservation: Ultimately it will depend on what caused your hearing loss in the first place. Make sure to protect your ears anytime you are in a noisy environment or you are using power tools/heavy equipment. Understand that even under "normal" circumstances we all lose hearing over time. Remember to check in with your ENT & audiologist as they recommend. ...Read more

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I got water in my ear and I can not get it out and now I have hearing difficulties?

I got water in my ear and I can not get it out and now I have hearing difficulties?

In the canal ?: You can take rubbing alcohol and place it in a dropper bottle.Most ear canals have a 1 ml volume, so placing 1 ml of rubbing alcohol in the affected ear while you lay down on the good side, will displace the water.The alcohol evaporates readily at body temperature and has an additional drying effect on the canal tissue as it does.Some add vinegar to suppress fungal growth. ...Read more

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If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem with using newer aid technology?

Depends: Some examples: if hearing deficit due to wax- get it removed, hearing will improve if due to fluid behind the ear drum-then ear tubes and medicines if due to burst ear drum- tympanoplasty/myringoplasty/ hearing aid if due to a nerve damage, probably hearing aid. ...Read more

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If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem that you find with using hearing aid?

Hearing aids: Different types have different problems. They are uncommon. First get the fit right so it doesn't ring or make sounds improperly. Secondly carry spare batteries with you. Third, keep it clean and learn to use the tools right. Otherwise it just takes getting use to and overcoming any psychological issues that may arise from having them. They can be a blessing if you have the type of hearing impairm. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a problem with my right ear, there is some hearing impairment, feels like water inside.?

See an ENT: You may be right. Sometimes water behind the eardrum can lead to hearing impairment. See an ent. May need a hearing test and further treatment. ...Read more

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What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

See below: Most common is hearing loss related to loud noises loud bands construction shooting etc protect ears from loud noises less likely is scarring from infections or perforations. Wax in ear can also affect hearing see doc for exam and or hearing test screen loud noise is hi freq hearing loss. ...Read more

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62 year old man with severe hearing difficulties?

62 year old man with severe hearing difficulties?

Needs evaluation: He needs a good ENT evaluation with a good hearing test. Critical to improve hearing as untreated hearing loss is strongly associated with dementia. ...Read more

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How to handle 62 year old man with severe hearing difficulties?

How to handle 62 year old man with severe hearing difficulties?

See audiologist: It sounds as if this man (62 years of age is not that old) has a profound hearing loss. Sometimes an audiologist can give you some help in handling and advising what to do. If the otologist can not help, hearing and speech associations can help. Finally, if the hearing loss is so severe, a cochlear implant may be the answer. See an ear physician. ...Read more

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What is a hearing impairment?

Loss of frequencies: A hearing impairment involves a spectrum of perceptive loss of auditory acuity in a certain frequency range, usually presenting as a sensory neural high frequency hearing loss (SNHFHL) ...Read more

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How to fix hearing impairment in child?

How to fix hearing impairment in child?

HEARING LOSS: Consult ENT for inner ear problems. He knows when to recommend hearing aid. ...Read more

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How is living with a hearing impairment?

How is living with a hearing impairment?

We navigate: Through this world based on the evidence of our senses. Imagine you were not able to hear. How would people be able to assist you. How would you know if someone was warning you of danger. How would someone be able to tell you the date and time? One of the mainstays of working with patients is to keep them involved in the world around them and in today. ...Read more

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Is age related a slight hearing impairment?

Is age related a slight hearing impairment?

Difference: Sensorineural deafness-divided into low and high frequency loss. This type of deafness is due to cochlear or auditory nerve impairment. High frequency loss typically occurs in elderly, where speech intelligibility is impaired. Most of the low frequency hearing loss can be corrected with hearing aid but high frequency is difficult to treat, may need cochlear transplant etc. ...Read more

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What type of hearing impairment is age related?

What type of hearing impairment is age related?

Age related hearing: Age related hearing loss is called presbycusis, is slow loss of hearing which happens as people get older.It is most difficult to hear high frequency sounds. ...Read more