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Pros And Cons Of A Bah Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
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
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
Audiologist: With all of the different options available, seek the advice of an audiologist. ...Read more
Audiologist and ENT: Seek a licensed ENT doctor and an audiologist. Only way to know is to get tested. ...Read more
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
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
YOUR PCP: ; ENT can make decisions with you. ...Read more
Yes there is: With proper ENT ; audio exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not if shouting is: Only way to have an elder hear what you are saying. ...Read more
Quick: That day or shortly thereafter!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Can a hearing aid help with the Blocked feeling caused by hole in eardrum? Also, will it help with equilibrium issues?
Hearing aid: Hearing yes, equilibrium noGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Let me know medicine for hearing problem due to nervous weakness, I am 42 years old and having problem since 2002.using 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
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
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
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
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
Find hearing aid: Center that will let you buy one on time! ...Read more
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
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
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
Can you please suggest superpower hearing aid brands for profound hearing lose? Do computizd aids require later programing or digital should b priority
Please I am hard of hearing with severe to profound high frequency loss and moderate low frequency loss, I use starkey invisible hearing aid but I find it of little help especially in mobile and tv. Is there is another type of invisible hearing aid or a
Audiologist: I strongly encourage you to see an audiologist. They are usually affiliated with an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Short.: There are more short sighted (nearsighted or myopia). ...Read more
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
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