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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

Bone (Definition)

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