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I have a new hearing problem and doctor is giving the option of a hearing aid or an operation. How do I decide?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Hearing loss

You may have to talk to your ENT doctor again and come to an informed decision.
If you still have questions, you can ask for opinion from another ENT surgeon. Hearing aid may be a temporary fix, but if surgery is going to restore your hearing you should go for it.

In brief: Hearing loss

You may have to talk to your ENT doctor again and come to an informed decision.
If you still have questions, you can ask for opinion from another ENT surgeon. Hearing aid may be a temporary fix, but if surgery is going to restore your hearing you should go for it.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Surgery for hearing

Asking the right questions can help you decide, and so can asking another specialist in the same area for a second opinion.
How expensive is the procedure? What are the risks? If you get a bad outcome, could it be worse than if you just got the hearing aid? (this is true with the eye procedures sometimes, so the eye doctors usually wear glasses themselves). Can you afford the hearing aids? Etc.

In brief: Surgery for hearing

Asking the right questions can help you decide, and so can asking another specialist in the same area for a second opinion.
How expensive is the procedure? What are the risks? If you get a bad outcome, could it be worse than if you just got the hearing aid? (this is true with the eye procedures sometimes, so the eye doctors usually wear glasses themselves). Can you afford the hearing aids? Etc.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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