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Hearing impairment audiometry interpretation best done by audiologist?

Hearing impairment  audiometry interpretation best done by audiologist?

Yes: An audiologist is a specialist who cannot only interpret the testing, but make recommendations on further testing to determine if and what type of treatment might be necessary. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is a hearing impairment?

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

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How will fluid backup cause hearing impairment?

Fluid in ears: Fluid in the middle ear (otitis media) will decrease hearing a lot. As much as 30 decibel drop in hearing. The fluid prevents the normal transmission of sound from the eardrum through the ear bones to the inner ear. ...Read more

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Hearing impairment research going to help boomers?

Hearing impairment research going to help boomers?

Which one?: There are many researchers working on a variety of causes of hearing loss, including age-related loss. It remains to be seen, if any of these research paths yield an easily administered and efficacious way to improve hearing loss. ...Read more

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What leads to hearing impairment when you are older?

What leads to hearing impairment when you are older?

Hearing loss: When you are older it does not necessarily mean you have hearing problem. But age related hearing loss is called presbyacusis resulting in sensorineural loss. May need an hearing aid. ...Read more

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Will lots of teenagers suffer from hearing impairment?

Will lots of teenagers suffer from hearing impairment?

Hearing loss: If you're asking because this group tends to listen to their ipods and iphones at higher volume than many other groups & attends concerts with high-decibel music, then yes, good possibility. ...Read more

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What is the severity of condition of hearing impairment?

What is the severity of condition of hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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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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Serious hearing impairment or ageing or both if everyone has to shout to be heard?

Can't tell: You will need a hearing evaluation/test to determine the type and pattern of hearing loss as well as potential causes. ...Read more

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Hearing impairment from earphone?

Possible: It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too loud. And be sure to take a break from the headphones every now and then. ...Read more

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What is on horizon for curing hearing impairment?

What is on horizon for curing hearing impairment?

Cure for hearing los: Nothing substatial, except better hearing aid and cochlear implants.But scientists have successfully produced functional auditory hair cellsin the cochlea of the mouseinner ear.The breakthrough suggests that a new therapy may be developed in the future to successfully treat hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is my hearing impairment going to affect my dreams?

Should not: Hearing loss does not typically affect dreams. What affects your ability to remember dreams is your sleep quality. If your sleep is disrupted or shortened you may find that you are not dreaming or not remembering your dreams. ...Read more

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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...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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Is it possible to suffer social withdrawl after getting hearing impairment?

Of course.: When it is difficult to hear, what are your options? To constantly ask people to repeat themselves? What if backgroud noise cannot be shut out? How would you be able to focus on what was in front of you? And if you are young, it is always difficult being "different". ...Read more

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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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Can i be a speech pathologist if I have a hearing impairment?

Can i be a speech pathologist if I have a hearing impairment?

Speech pathologist: I think you can, especially if your hearing disorder is acquired as an adult and did not result in a speech disorder on yourself. Speech pathologist are extremely vital in the rehabilitation process of stroke victims and young people with dyslexia. Visit with an ENT or audiologist to identify the cause of your hearing problem and improve your audition with available therapies. I wish you success. ...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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Reason for hearing impairment at birth and is it cureable?

Reason for hearing impairment at birth and is it cureable?

Hearig loss at birth: Congenital causes of hearing loss are hereditary hearing loss, which can be autosomal dominant, recessive or xlinked.Other causes are intrauterine infections with rubella, CMV virus, herpes simplex.Maternal diabetes, prematurity, toxemia of pregnancy.Lack of oxygen.
All these except the heriditary cause are preventable, there is no cure but it may be corrected by cochlear implants thes edays. ...Read more

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Is ringing in the ears a hearing impairment ?

Is ringing in the ears  a hearing impairment ?

Not exactly.....: Ringing in the ears can be an indicator of hearing loss/impairment. The recommendation is to get a head and neck (ENT) and hearing evaluation. Pattern and type of hearing loss may lead to the discovery of serious but potentially treatable disorders, such as otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, as well as chronic otitis media. ...Read more

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Dizziness, clogged ear and hearing impairment?

Dizziness, clogged ear  and hearing impairment?

Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause these symptoms. Middle ear clogging can cause similar symptoms but the treatment differs. ...Read more

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What is it like living with a hearing impairment without hearing aids?

What is it like living with a hearing impairment without hearing aids?

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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Hearing impairment and hearing aids. What can you do if an elder doesn't want them?

Hearing impairment and hearing aids. What can you do if an elder doesn't want them?

Don't insist: Although perhaps they couldn't hear your offer. You cannot force people to do things unless they are incompetent and you have power of attorney. Even then, how are you going to force them to keep something they don't want, in their ears. ...Read more