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I need hearing aids . Do I see ENT or audiologist?

I need hearing aids . Do I see ENT or audiologist?

Both actually: Most ENT work with audiology to assure a complete assessment of one's hearing. Obviously, you'll need a thorough hearing evaluation (from audiologist) but you'll also need an assessment of your ear anatomy and physiology to understand the reasons for hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more


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Hearing aids question -- do I see audiologist or ent?

Hearing aids question -- do I see audiologist or ent?

ENT: Recommend seeing an ENT first to rule out certain disorders associated with hearing loss. Then the audiologist. ...Read more

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Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Really.......: In my opinion you need a second opinion...... Not disrespectful to the ENT but, seems like a large jump if you had no hearing problems before. The ent's are the best at evaluating and treating ear drum problems. ...Read more

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I have had a problem from fluid behind the ear drum for several months. All the ENT wanted to talk about are hearing aids.that is not the problem?

I have had a problem from fluid behind the ear drum for several months. All the ENT wanted to talk about are hearing aids.that is not the problem?

Ask ENT why: Did your ENT do tympanograms? These show whether there is conductive hearing loss from fluid. You are right that perhaps with resolution of fluid, your hearing may improve. Ask your ENT why he thinks hearing aids are the answer. Maybe your hearing loss is more than expected with just serous otitis. Try antihistamines OTC. They are drying. ...Read more

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I have severe burning in both ear canals. I have recently started wearing in the ear hearing aids. Is this a common problem and should I see a gp ?

I have severe burning in both ear canals. I have recently started wearing in the ear hearing aids. Is this a common problem and should I see a gp ?

Fitting: I don't know what exactly is causing the burning in your ear canals, but hearing aids must be properly fit before wearing them. Not all dispensers of hearing aids take the time required to do this properly, and sometimes a licensed audiologist may be needed for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i buy new hearing aids?

Is it okay that i buy new hearing aids?

Hearing aids: That is up to you. But do recommend assessment by audiologist / ENT to insure that you purchase the right product. ...Read more

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How to keep hearing aids from falling out?

How to keep hearing aids from falling out?

Better ear molds: Depending on the type of hearing aid you have, you likely need a better fit for your ear molds. See your hearing aid specialist or audiologist for a better ear mold. ...Read more

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How to wear hearing aids as cool dude at 60?

How to wear hearing aids as cool dude at 60?

Ask your ENT: There are a variety of hearing aids available with insertion into the ear canal with minimal visibility. ...Read more

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What are advances over past 10yr for hearing aids?

Multiple: Sizes, ability to capture sound frequencies, ability to choose product based upon individual patient differences, ability to filter out extraneous background noises, and others. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

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Dr. Ravi Samy
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Hearing Aids (Definition)

Hearing aids are devices placed in the ear to amplify sounds in order to assist with hearing in ...Read more