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Doctor insights on: How Does A Hearing Aid Work And How Does It Affect The Eardrum

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Could a hearing aid help me with my gigantic hole in my eardrum?

Could a hearing aid help me with my gigantic hole in my eardrum?

Yes: A hole in your eardrum (tympanic membrane perforation) does not allow the normal hearing mechanism that god constructed for you to work properly, so you cannot amplify the sound naturally. However, a hearing aid will bypass the hole and amplify the sound to get it to your inner ear and brain so you can interpret the sound which allows you to hear better. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my eardrum from years of tubes. I have hearing loss and a constant blocked feeling.. Would a hearing aid help? Don't want surgery.

I have a hole in my eardrum from years of tubes. I have hearing loss and a constant blocked feeling.. Would a hearing aid help? Don't want surgery.

Check with ENT,MD: You need a complete ENT evaluation including hearing test to find the cause of hearing loss and follow his/her recommendations. Tubes in the ears for serous otitis media can leave a scar but do not cause hearing loss and you may have blocked eustacian tube or collection of fluid behind the ear drum or ear wax causing your hearing loss and hearing aid may not be of help. ...Read more

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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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How does a hearing aid work?

How does a hearing aid work?

Hearing aids: Hearing aids are devices that amplaids the sound at appropriate frequencies, for better hearing. Nowadays we have digital hearing aids that are great for hearing. ...Read more

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Can a hearing aid work for presbycusis?

Can a hearing aid work for presbycusis?

See ENT person: The condition should be evaluated as soon as possible with an ENT specialist, to r/o the various causes of the condition, in the elderly. If there are no specific causes the ENT person would recommend a good audiologist, who in turn will figure out what type of hearing prostheseis would be helpful. Avoid loud noises! face people when they are speaking to you1 good luck. ...Read more

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I want to buy hearing aid for my father in india. If i buy a hearing aid from usa will it work in india? What should I look for while buying one?

I want to buy hearing aid for my father in india. If i buy a hearing aid from usa will it work in india? What should I look for while buying one?

Fitting is a problem: You need to get him fitted for it here and make sure if is working well before he goes back, and most operate on a battery which you can get anywhere. ...Read more

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I can only hear things if there's no background noise. Does a hearing aid sound like it'd be a good fit for me?

I can only hear things if there's no background noise. Does a hearing aid sound like it'd be a good fit for me?

Discriminatory loss: In forms of hearing that effect the nerves rather than the bones in the ear, there is what is called discriminatory hearing loss, which is what you have. Hearing aides amplify sounds, and that often is not helpful. However, newer technology can reduce or even eliminate a lot of background noises. Talk to an audiologist or an ENT specialist who can recommend appropriate testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I lost my hearing over a year ago, have a hearing aid but hate wearing it, dr can't explain how and why i lost it any ideas?

I lost my hearing over a year ago, have a hearing aid but hate wearing it, dr can't explain how and why i lost it any ideas?

Sudden deafness: We need to know the following: how quickly did the hearing loss occur? If it was within a 24-72 hour period it is called sudden deafness and is usually viral or vascular and if seen within a week, can sometimes be treated with steroids. There are many causes of unilateral hearing loss, but a viral inner infection is the most common reason unfortunately can not be treated except with an aid. ...Read more