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Pros and cons of a bah. Bone anchored hearing aid?

Pros and cons of a bah. Bone anchored hearing aid?

See below...: I am not an ENT doc, so I won't claim in knowing much about this beside little experience from my own patients etc...Here is a link for pretty good/accurate info (posted on aetna website) with lots of references behind it: http://www. Aetna. Com/cpb/medical/data/400_499/0403.Html
so, if you are interested in learning about it...It is an good and acurate start. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What's feedback from in a hearing aid?

What's feedback from in a hearing aid?

Feedback from a hear: It means it is not molded correctly in the ear or placed tight enough in the ear. Most other causes and be adjusted by the audiologist on a computer and are technical. ...Read more

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How to know if I need a hearing aid if I'm going deaf?

How to know if I need a hearing aid if I'm going deaf?

Audiologist and ENT: Seek a licensed ENT doctor and an audiologist. Only way to know is to get tested. ...Read more

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Will deaf people hear again without using hearing aid?

Will deaf people hear again without using hearing aid?

No: There are times when patients will suddenly lose all or most of the hearing capacity in one ear. This is thought to be from a viral infection. With treatment about 35% of these patients will recover some hearing. Patients with long standing nerve deafness hearing loss will either need a hearing aid, or in profoundly dead patients, a cochlear implant may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a hearing aid help a person with mild hearing loss?

Can a hearing aid help a person with mild hearing loss?

Yes: It depends on what type hearing loss you have. Minor amplifications of sound may be sufficient for mild hearing loss. However it needs evaluation by an ENT and an audiologist. ...Read more

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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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Can you please tell me why it'smore common to wear glasses than hearing aid?

Can you please tell me why it'smore common to wear glasses than hearing aid?

Function.: More people have visual problem at an earlier age that can be corrected with glasses than people with functional level hearing loss. ...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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Mild hearing loss - will a hearing aid restore my hearing or do I need to accept that it will never be the same?

Mild hearing loss - will a hearing aid restore my hearing or do I need to accept that it will never be the same?

It may: Depends on whether it is a nerve loss or a conductive hearing loss, and depends on what "mild" means. For many people, a little amplification gets them back to where they used to be, and for others, not so much. An audiologist or ENT physician can better answer the question for you based on what your hearing loss is like. ...Read more

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I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?

I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?

Digital/programable: I wear hearing aids myself and have experienced the same issue. I have found that a digital/programable hearing aid with the ability to adjust it for the environment you're in works the best. Nothing is perfect, but this option is pretty close! ...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

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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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What's a hearing aid composed of?

Composition: A plastic protective shell molded to your ear. Inside there are delicate microelectronics that can be adjusted by computer by the hearing aid specialist. ...Read more

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How would an aide help me care for my hearing aid?

Aide: You don't need someone else to help. They will guide you on how to take care of and clean your hearing aid if you request it from your audiologist. ...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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Can a hearing aid make you feel nauseous?

Can a hearing aid make you feel nauseous?

Yes: Some people feel nauseaus with stimulation of their ear canals, especially when they are plugged. It is because one of the nerves that give sensation of ear canal is shared with the nerve supply of your throat and stomach. ...Read more

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How would a hearing aid improve my quality of life?

How would a hearing aid improve my quality of life?

Hard of hearing: If you're constantly asking people to repeat themselves or to speak up or if you have difficulty understanding religious leader during worship or actors/actresses in movies/plays or if you can't enjoy live music at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, then hearing aid might improve your quality of life. Only you can decide if hearing impairment has affected your quality of life enough to need assistance. ...Read more

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Have mild hard of hearing should I get a hearing aid?

Need hearing tested: If you haven't had an audiogram (formal hearing test), you should. Once you've had that, your doctor can discuss it with you. The determination on whether or not you need a hearing aid depends on how bad your hearing is and how much they feel it would help. Also, how much you will actually wear them is important. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I upgrade my hearing aid.?

When not happy: If your hearing aid is no longer providing you adequate benefit, you may consider one with more power. If you keep findings situation where it doesn't help enough is another reason. Finally, if it keeps breaking down. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad hearing. How to get a hearing aid?

What to do if I have really bad hearing. How to get a hearing aid?

Hearing lost: See an ENT doctor for ear exam and hearing testing, then you'll be advised where to go for hearing amplification. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any hearing aid for person suffering sinusitis?

Can you tell me of any hearing aid for person suffering sinusitis?

No relationship: A hearing aid is recommended for a hearing loss of the inner ear or a middle ear disease where surgery is not possible. The is no relation between sinusitis and the need for a hearing aid. You may have 2 unrelated problems. ...Read more

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How do you teach a 95 year old to use a hearing aid when she doesn't want one?

How can we teach her: If she is refusing to wear it, nothing can be done about it. See whether the hearing aid is ill- fitting, may be the reason for her refusal. ...Read more

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What happens if I have hearing aid but do not use it anymore can I join if I pass the test at meps?

What happens if I have hearing aid but do not use it anymore can I join if I pass the test at meps?

Maybe if MOS permits: You *have* to report prior use of hearing aid. Prior use is disqualifying by regulation, so you (and a doctor's medical documentation) have to explain why you had it, and why you don't need it anymore. Passing the audiometry testing with an H1 or H2 will assist with a waiver for prior use as long as your MOS allows an H2. Special forces, diving & avionics won't accommodate an H2. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose? Do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority

Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose? Do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority

Not that simple: Your hearing loss has to be analyzed by specialist, audiologist has to test you what frequencies you lost, then has to program the hearing aid to your requirements, just like eye glasses one can not suit all. First see an ENT doctor first. ...Read more

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If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem that you find with using hearing aid?

Hearing aids: Different types have different problems. They are uncommon. First get the fit right so it doesn't ring or make sounds improperly. Secondly carry spare batteries with you. Third, keep it clean and learn to use the tools right. Otherwise it just takes getting use to and overcoming any psychological issues that may arise from having them. They can be a blessing if you have the type of hearing impairm. ...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