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Is it normal to have super-sensitive hearing after brain aneurysm clipping operation?

Is it normal to have super-sensitive hearing after brain aneurysm clipping operation?

Depends: The facial nerve is complex and has many branches. One brach goes to those little bones in your ears that dampen sound. If this branch was accidentally damaged during surgery, may be the cause of your problem? All depends on how they did the surgery. ...Read more

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How do I test my hearing?

How do I test my hearing?

See an: Audiologist for a hearing test. You PCP may prescribe a wax cleansing agent prior to the test if ear canals have wax impaction ...Read more

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How can hearing be damaged?

How can hearing be damaged?

Noise: Although some lose hearing from inherited problems or local disease, the most common cause of hearing lose in younger people is exposure to noise. People at especial risk are rock musicians, foundry workers, riveters, and servicemen on flight decks of aircraft carriers. Older folks can get loss from what is called presbyacusis, the loss of hearing of the elderly. ...Read more

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When does baby start hearing ?

When does baby start hearing ?

Babies hear at birth: Babies can hear at birth. A baby can hear even before he is born, but the sounds are dampened because he is inside his mother and surrounded by amniotic fluid. Hearing tests can be done on newborns before discharge from the hospital. ...Read more

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Could hearing change at age 14?

Could hearing change at age 14?

Yes: Repetitive loud noise without hearing protection, trauma or infections could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read more

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How can I improve hearing levels ?

How can I improve hearing levels ?

Clean ears or aids: Occasionally getting the wax out of the ears will improve hearing, but otherwise hearing aids may be needed. ...Read more

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Are online hearing tests reliable?

Are online hearing tests reliable?

Not entirely.: It is a good way to screen for hearing loss. There are several factors that an online test cannot help with, such as the nature of your hearing loss, whether it is from the outer ear, middle ear or inner ear. A visit with an audiologist would be more informative. ...Read more

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Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm losing my hearing?

How to know if i'm losing my hearing?

An audiologist: Can perform hearing tests that would help to determine this. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my ssdi hearing?

SSDI: A judge or a administrator will review the facts and may have a medical expert that he gets advice from. ...Read more

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My left hear is not hearing very well?

My left hear is not hearing very well?

Hearing test: You can get good advice from your doc who may send you to a certified hearing audiologist. That person can test you and tell you what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can occur in various ear conditions including wax, middle ear problems and more often without an obvious cause. Better to see an ENT doctor to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Can a person can gain hearing capacity?

Can a person can gain hearing capacity?

Hearing loss: It depends there are correctable causes of hearing loss- such as wax, acute otitis media, perforated ear drums( surgically correctable) otosclerosis. Most sensorineural deafness are progressive, no possible cure. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve your hearing?

Is there a way to improve your hearing?

Yes: Hearing aids will make sounds louder. If you are deaf, cochlear implants will give you sound and speech detection and understanding. If your hearing loss is due to fluid behind the ear drums, evacuation of the fluid will help y our hearing. If it is becaue of wax, removal of the wax will improve your hearing. ...Read more

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Should my child get regular hearing tests?

Should my child get regular hearing tests?

Depends on situation: Most newborns are screened at birth now in larger hospitals. They are routinely screened every year or two in the schools & at well checks at 5 yr. I like to arrange a hearing test anytime a mom feels baby is not responding. ...Read more

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What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What to do about hearing is bad due to concert?

What to do about hearing is bad due to concert?

Hearing injury.: Not much you can do.
Just don't repeat.
Got to hearing clinic for testing. Free at say Costco. ...Read more