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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?
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