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Nursing Diagnosis For Hearing Loss
Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?
Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a cure for tinnitus when hearing loss is reduced cos of diabetic neuropathy.Moms ENT had giver her tinnex(calcium blockers)before test.help?
Tinnitus: Your Mum must see the Ear specialist as soon as possible. If things are not improving you should consider a consult with a different Ear specialist. ...Read more
Consider seeing : Neurologist, as your problems are in need of objectification and diagnosis. Do not know details of your pain, and "triple vision" is quite unique, and not sure of your medications, but maybe some could cause memory loss. At any event, get face to face evaluation, and full exam, and perhaps a series of tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5y old girl with hearing problem, because cochlear problem, on hearing aid for 4 months, no improvement in her language. Best time for cochlear surgery?
Sooner is better: If the child isn't deriving benefit from hearing aids and is having substantial language issues, they should be evaluated for cochlear implant candidacy. This can occur concurrently with the hearing aid trial. The sooner that a deaf child is implanted, the better results. 5 is old already if she hasn't developed language yet. See an ENT specialized in cochlear implantation to get their advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Even profound hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. If it is beyond being aided with a hearing aid... Cochlear implants may be beneficial. When looking at hearing loss another critical factor is not just the decibel loss for pure tones but the ability to discriminate. Some patietns with moderate hearing loss may have very poor discrimination... Not good candidates for hearing aids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She is deaf from 15 years now it is profound deafness 4th degree hearing loss,got tests audiologist advisd digital or computerizd aid which is better?
Hearing Aid: Digital one is believed to be better due to following advantages: 1) improvement in programmability 2) greater precision in fitting 3) management of loudness discomfort control of acoustic feedback (whistling sounds) 4) noise reduction Only disadvantage is more expensive. ...Read more
Three options: If you have profound hearing loss in one ear and it is sensorineural with a normal or near normal good ear, the options are no treatment, a cros type of hearing aid that places a microphone in the bad ear that relays signals to the good ear, or a bone anchored hearing aid (baha), which is a titanium stud implanted in your skull with a processor that snaps onto it transmitting sounds to the good ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn hearing test: A technique using emitted signals from the inner ear hair cells called otoacoustic emissions is used. This does not require the child to react to the sound in any way, but rather relies on a signal from the inner ear brought about by sending a combination of frequencies into the child's ear. It is a good screening test, but like all screening tests has limitations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smaller, customized: New behind-the-ears hearing aids are popular and easy to use. For a child, a consideration is how likely the child is to damage or lose a hearing aid, and how well the child can put it on, take it off, and use the features. The behind-the-ear portion is small now, and comes in various colors. Some have several frequencies to adjust like an mp3 or stereo. Some have bluetooth to connect a cellphone. ...Read more
Find support: Groups like the hearing loss association of america and self help for hard of hearing people can provide emotional support for those with hearing loss. Depression can be a common result of hearing loss and isolation, so please also consult a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose?do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority
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
I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?
My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more
Needs to an ENT: Important to see a pediatric ENT if you have one in your town. If he has a correctable problem it could be fixed. If he has a nerve damage to the auditory nerve or the hearing apparatus (cochlea) the chances of regaining hearing are minimal. However the child has only unilateral hearing problem, may not develop speech deficit. ...Read more
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