Have mild hard of hearing should I get a hearing aid?

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.

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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...

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...
Will not restore. Hearing aids will amplify sound for you. It will not restore your hearing. Review of your hearing test would be necessary to know if you would be likely to get a lot of benefit from a hearing aid. Most hearing aids will have a trial period on them and can be returned while in this time. That way you could try it and see if it helps. Read more...

My hearing........... And getting hit in the head....... How do I say this... I'm alrerady hard of hearing... I do indeed wear a bte (behind the ear) earing aid which is the most powerful hearing aid for my hearing levels... However. I am asking the? O

First . First question, why are you having so many head injuries? That doesn't sound good. Second- if you hear a loud ringing sound in your ears, it could be as a result of your head injury. Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus. It can be in one ear or in both. Sometimes tinnitus can be so loud that it prevents you from hearing exteral sounds. I don't know if there is a problem with your hearig aids. However, with the repeated head traumas, recommend that you see your doctor. Read more...

Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

No. A hearing aid acts just like a speaker near the ear, and does not change the nature of the problem inside the ear and head. In those cases where hearing loss is really bad, the hearing aid gets turned up loud, so theoretically could worsen the hearing organ... But life is full of trade-offs, and being able to hear is so valuable. Read more...
No. A hearing aid is an amplifying instrument. It has no effect on the underlying pathology o the inner ear. The aid can not prevent further degeneration of a sensori-neural hearing loss. Read more...
Perhaps. I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. Read more...

My mom now 90 had hearing loss at young age but could hear a little and used hearing aid for 20 years now she has suddenly lost all her hearing why?

Few things... She might have an wax impaction in the ear canal - which can happen with hearing aids. Usually sudden hearing loss is from trauma, sudden loud noise or rupture of the ear drum. I'd get this checked out by her doc - they'll do an exam looking for wax impaction, eval the ear drum and likely do a hearing test. Good luck! Read more...
Hearing loss. Your mom may have already sensorineural deafness and it appears to have worsened resulting in total deafness. It can happen . Try adjusting/ recalibrating the hearing aid or have her ears checked for wax build etc. Read more...

Hi doctor. My child has complained of suddenly hearing loss, some time he could not understand word. Dr advise hearing aid after test. Please help me.

Sudden hearing loss. sudden hearing loss is a abrupt loss of hearing of 30 decibels or more over at least 3 frequencies on the hearing test. Acute hearing loss can be treated with steroids or observed. Some hearing comes back even without treatment. If the doctor recommended a hearing aid, I am assuming his hearing loss is older that one month. 1 month seems to be the golden window for treatment. Read more...

What to do for people with hearing loss, can a hearing aid make their voice sound normal when they speak?

Probably. Since they are no hearing the spoken word, their answers will be clearer ; if not, politely asked them to speak louder. I find that when they first get their aids they do speak louder. Read more...

The latest hearing aid for my daughter suffering hearing loss &she wear aids behind ears?

Smaller, customized. New behind-the-ears hearing aids are popular and easy to use. For a child, a consideration is how likely the child is to damage or lose a hearing aid, and how well the child can put it on, take it off, and use the features. The behind-the-ear portion is small now, and comes in various colors. Some have several frequencies to adjust like an mp3 or stereo. Some have bluetooth to connect a cellphone. Read more...