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Do new hearing aids have a hooked tube on the end? Do those work for everyone?

Do new hearing aids have a hooked tube on the end? Do those work for everyone?

Typically: Behind the ear hearing aids have a tube that connects the receiver that sits behind the ear, to the ear mold which brings the sound into the ear. ...Read more

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I have been hearing a lot about ovarian involvement in endometriosis. What about the tubes?

I have been hearing a lot about ovarian involvement in endometriosis. What about the tubes?

Typically affects: The ovaries more dramatically (endometriomas are large blood filled, benign masses on the ovary that cause pain) however, the inflammation and scarring associated with endometriosis can cause tubal distortion that could lead to tubal dysfunction but the clinical relevance can only be answered best by understanding each patient's history. ...Read more

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On my shunt flow study test it looked like the dye had stopped half way it didn't get to the end of the tube i am hearing a clogging noise in there to?

On my shunt flow study test it looked like the dye had stopped half way it didn't get to the end of the tube i am hearing a clogging noise in there to?

No: You sound like you may have an intraventricular shunt. If it is truly blocked you have a neurosurgical emergency and you should be communicating with me from "the ether". Come to think of it you are! Anyhow, no you hear through your ears and you are not hearing any noises from your shunt other than anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a vp shunt can you hear fluid coming through the tube i've been hearing this gurgling noise sounds like it goes down the shunt side?

I have a vp shunt can you hear fluid coming  through the tube i've been hearing this gurgling noise sounds like it goes down the shunt side?

Not likely: The flow of fluid through the small tube is not enough to produce turbulent flow, which would produce noise. If the reservoir in the shunt valve is depressed, and that reproduces the noise, you may have some air in the reservoir. That is benign. Check with your surgeon if the sound persists. ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

ETD: It doesn't normally lead to permanent hearing loss, but if it is a long term problem that isn't treated and followed by an Otolaryngologist, it can lead to middle ear ossicular "bone" problems or a condition called cholesteatoma both of which can cause permanent damage to hearing. Fortunately, this can be treated and alleviated. See an ENT and get examined and a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can I get my hearing back and get rid of this fluid inside ear without tubes just antibios?

Can I get my hearing back and get rid of this fluid inside ear without tubes just antibios?

Usually: Most episodes of fluid behind the tympanic membrane will resolve spontaneously, or with antibiotics. Tubes are only used when fluid remains for more than 90 days or there other problems observed in the ear. ...Read more

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How long will my hearing be muffled after having tubes put in my ears? Ears r also ringing.

How long will my hearing be muffled after having tubes put in my ears? Ears r also ringing.

Please do what your: doc says, but it you have not had ear tubes put in yet, you might try a natural product called Xlear (pronounced "Clear.") It is a nose spray made of a natural sugar and it breaks up the biofilm in the sinus area where germs breed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have patulous eustachian tube do I need a hearing aid?

What to do if I have patulous eustachian tube do I need a hearing aid?

ENT. No.: A patulous eustachian tube does not require a hearing aid. There are a variety of treatments available. See ENT doc for exam, recommendations. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/858909-overview ...Read more