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Hearing Aid

A device that carries sounds from the environment to the ear and helps people with hearing loss hear better is called a hearing aid. Hearing aids are available for sensorineural hearing loss, unilateral hearing loss, and conductive hearing loss.

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I am suffering from hearing loss. Please suggest

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old male. I am suffering from hearing loss for the past one year. It is severe in the right ear and average in the left. I am facing many problems in office due to this. I visited a doctor and he diagnosed it as otosclerosis after some audio test. My elder sister has such...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaishali Mehta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Otosclerosis is a disease in which the tiny bone of the middle ear gets fixed resulting in hearing loss. Unfortunately, there is no medicine to cure otosclerosis. There are two options for you. Surgical treatment entails removal of the stapes with prosthesis replaceme...  Read Full »

Is it recommended to use hearing aid for ear perforation rather than surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old with a tube in her left ear and a perforation in her right ear. The doctor does not want to fix the perforated ear until the tube falls out of the left ear and is healthy for a year. In the meantime, it is suggested that a hearing aid be used until the per...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We shall do the ear perforation surgery only when we are sure that eustachian tube ventilation to the middle ear is normal and not hampered by any reason. The functioning of the eustachian tube is indicated by the successful falling off of the ventilation tube. The fal...  Read Full »

My grandmother often forgets to wear hearing aid. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 75-year-old grandmother has had hearing loss for the last 10 to 15 years. She wears a hearing aid. But at times she is careless about it and drops it somewhere or forgets to wear it. Often she falls while moving in such instances. Do you think they are related? How do I motivate her...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Actually, in old age, Parkinson's disease is very common and this disease can lead to brain atrophy. It means that old age people start forgetting things easily due to brain atrophy. so it is very common for them to forget things we can...  Read Full »

My niece has hearing loss. What is the best treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece is 4 years old now. A year back we realized that she was not catching up how to speak and consulted an ENT doctor. Doctor performed few tests like BERA, OAE and hearing assessment. Then he confirmed that my niece is suffering from profound hearing loss. Doctor suggested hearing a...  Read Full »

Dr. Pradeep. V. R

Answer: Hi,Welcome to (attachment removed to protect patient identity) clearly explains about the problems. I clearly understand your concern and worries. You are worried about the cosmetic appearance but you are missing about the importance of normal speech and hearing in life. Already ...  Read Full »

Is hearing air needed for unilateral moderate high-frequency hearing loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old female who is 5 feet 5 inches and 249 pounds. I participated in an auditory processing research study virtually, and I got my hearing tested and showed some high-frequency hearing loss. It showed my right ear was normal, but my left ear showed moderate high-frequency hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your audiogram. So as you can see, the hearing has been marked over various loud levels. Your threshold till 4000 Hz are well in the normal range. A lot of people do get a dip at high-frequency areas of 6000 Hz and 8000 Hz, but the main area responsible for hea...  Read Full »

Can ADHD and PTSD cause hearing impairment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a man in my early twenties and have started using hearing aids about a year ago. I am very happy with this, it has really changed my life. Just recently I started reading up a bit more and now I feel very confused and weird about it all. The thing is, I was told I had a mild mid-f...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me tell you a statement which explains it perfectly. The ear receives the sound but interpretation of sound happens at the brain. So many a times with mild hearing loss speech perception is low moreover you have tinnitus too. I hope you have fitted with digital pr...  Read Full »

Can a hearing aid be used with a pacemaker? Clarify me.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother-in-law is 75 years old having a pacemaker installed in her heart. She had to take off her hearing aid device since the cardiologist said the electromagnetic signals will interfere with the working of the pacemaker. Can a pacemaker and hearing aid both co-exist if the hearing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Phonak's hearing aid would be best for her. Never keep the RCD in your breast pocket or 10 inches within the range of the pacemaker, both devices work on electromagnetic waves and hence may interfere with each other. An accurate device can b...  Read Full »

Will ear tubes help in hearing due to sensorineural hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from sensorineural hearing loss in both my ears for nine months. I had a mild hearing loss that got worse over the winter with ear infections. As a result, my hearing got worse, and I need to get hearing aids. I also have tinnitus in my left ear. Also, I have fluid in my ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hearing in all of us is defined by a conductive component and sensorineural component. Anything to do with the nerve and transmission of nerve impulses is termed sensorineural and in most cases the damage is irreversible. Anything interfering with the conduction of sound ...  Read Full »

Is hearing aid the only option for 60% hearing loss in a 5-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. She has a problem with hearing in long distance and her speach ability is also not up to her peer group. We consulted an ENT and pure tone audiometry was done. We found hearing loss in both ear 60 %. Doctor advised to use a hearing aid. My elder daughter is...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to ask you certain questions before I jump into further investigations. Is your husband your close relative or is he from distant family (consanguineous marriage)? Did you observe there was developmental delay in any other form? Example delay in sitting with suppor...  Read Full »

Is it possible to hear normally after a radical mastoidectomy without any hearing aid?

Query: Hello doctor, When a radical mastoidectomy is performed, does the skin in the ear canal get removed? After the operation, what happens with the hole where the outer ear once was present? Is it possible to hear anything after a radical mastoidectomy (without any hearing aid)? Is it possible to insert...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In radical mastoidectomy, we remove the posterior meatal wall, which is the back wall of the external ear canal. The rest of the canal will be intact. After a few weeks of operation, skin from the external ear canal will grow through the posterior opening into the ma...  Read Full »

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