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Dr. Scott Busch
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Hearing Evaluation (Overview)

Fluid in the middle ear can affect hearing. Knowing how well a child is hearing can influence treatment decisions about OME.


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My son is 16 months old, has had 4 ear infections, and is not talking. Does he need to see an ENT or is a hearing evaluation enough?

My son is 16 months old, has had 4 ear infections, and is not talking. Does he need to see an ENT or is a hearing evaluation enough?

If middle ear fluid: persists between bouts of otitis media, middle ear infection, it can cause some conductive hearing loss, but not persistent Expressive Language Delay after it clears spontaneously or by surgery. He needs an ENT exam, an accurate hearing test & developmental evaluation by CA's Early Intervention Program. Find your local EI on http://www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart/docs/EarlyStart_InformationPacket.pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Busch
16 doctors shared insights

Hearing Evaluation (Overview)

Fluid in the middle ear can affect hearing. Knowing how well a child is hearing can influence treatment decisions about OME.


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My son is 16 months old, has had 4 ear infections, and is not talking. Does he need to see an ENT or is a hearing evaluation enough?

If middle ear fluid: persists between bouts of otitis media, middle ear infection, it can cause some conductive hearing loss, but not persistent Expressive Language Delay after it clears spontaneously or by surgery. He needs an ENT exam, an accurate hearing test & developmental evaluation by CA's Early Intervention Program. Find your local EI on http://www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart/docs/EarlyStart_InformationPacket.pdf. ...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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My doc prescribed me ritalin after 3 months of zoloft (sertraline). I keep hearing that many evaluations are required before taking meds. Should i just trust him?

My doc prescribed me ritalin after 3 months of zoloft (sertraline). I keep hearing that many evaluations are required before taking meds. Should i just trust him?

Possibly: A psychiatrist might make those med recommendations after 3 months of treatment. Zoloft (sertraline) generally helps with anxiety and depression. Ritalin can make concentration better in a properly diagnosed add patient but it may make anxiety worse. ...Read more

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Suddenly developed tinnitus with mild ocassional ear pain and popping in ears when swallow. Evaluated by ent, no hearing problems noted...Causes?

Suddenly developed tinnitus with mild ocassional ear pain and popping in ears when swallow. Evaluated by ent, no hearing problems noted...Causes?

TMJ : Tmj dysfunction due to brusim and clenching can lead to trigger points in neck on top of back. Back of head and can radiate into a particular tooth in some cases. Tinnitus and an itchy feeling in ears is common. Get yourself evaluated by someone who works with myofacial pain and trigger points. ...Read more

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How do I test my hearing?

How do I test my hearing?

See an: Audiologist for a hearing test. You PCP may prescribe a wax cleansing agent prior to the test if ear canals have wax impaction ...Read more

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Could hearing change at age 14?

Could hearing change at age 14?

Yes: Repetitive loud noise without hearing protection, trauma or infections could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read more

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How can I improve hearing levels ?

How can I improve hearing levels ?

Clean ears or aids: Occasionally getting the wax out of the ears will improve hearing, but otherwise hearing aids may be needed. ...Read more

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Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm losing my hearing?

How to know if i'm losing my hearing?

An audiologist: Can perform hearing tests that would help to determine this. Take care. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can occur in various ear conditions including wax, middle ear problems and more often without an obvious cause. Better to see an ENT doctor to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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I keep hearing about the amazing benefits of chaga mushroom. What are your opinions on it?

I keep hearing about the amazing benefits of chaga mushroom. What are your opinions on it?

Inonotus Obliquus: Chaga mushrooms (inonotus obliquus) is known for its antioxidant effects. Traditional uses included digestive problems, skin rashes and injuries, balancing chi & it has been purported to impact cancers and immunity. ...Read more

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Does TMJ effect hearing?

Does TMJ effect hearing?

Tmj: Generally, TMJ does not affect your hearing at all. It can mimic an ear infection, however. Deep-rooted pain, ringing, and occasional dizziness can occur as a result. ...Read more

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What can cause bad hearing?

What can cause bad hearing?

Deafness: Most commonly being around loud noises chronically. Head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, toxic metals or chemicals, allergies. Just getting older to some extent. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis affect hearing ?

Can sinusitis affect hearing ?

Yes: Your sinus is very close to your ears and infections can spread there ...Read more

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How do I fix my hearing problem?

How do I fix my hearing problem?

It depends: It depends on the type of the hearing loss and the severity. Hearing loss can be due to nerve damage and hearing aids often help. Hearing can be due to problems with the ear drum or ear bones in which often surgery is the answer. Sometimes both surgery and hearing aids are needed. See ENT for help. ...Read more

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What's involved in a hearing test?

What's involved in a hearing test?

Depends on the type: There are hearing screens and full blown hearing tests. Screens may be simple, brief tests where a soft-tipped probe is held gently in your ear, special sounds are emitted, and the response of the ear is measured by the machine. More formal tests involve wearing headphones in special, quiet booths or rooms and testing your ability to hear various sounds and sound strengths. All are painless! ...Read more

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What can I do for hearing problems?

What can I do for hearing problems?

See ENT doctor: Hearing loss can be caused by many different things. See ENT doctor and have hearing test by audiologist to determine cause? Which will dictate treatment. ...Read more

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Hearing, neck problems, what to do?

Hearing, neck problems, what to do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Be prepared to answer a bunch of questions. What kind of hearing problem? How long has hearing been a problem. Any exposure to loud noises? Any high pitched tones? Dizziness? Any injury or trauma? Car accidents? Swollen glands? Again, how long has neck been hurting? What makes it worse? Better? Any fever? Sore throat? Is pain in front or back? I'm sure my colleagues will have more questions to ask ...Read more