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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How to enhance my 68-year-old mother's hearing problem?
Query: Hello doctor,My 68 year old mother has a hearing problem. I understand it is due to her age but is there any device which can enhance the hearing in her case? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various causes for hearing problems. Among them, the most common one is an age-related hearing loss known as presbycusis. If hearing loss is significant and confirmed by an audiological examination such as pure tone audiogram, she can use hearing aids. ... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Is there any medication to improve hearing loss in elderly?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 67 years old. She got exposed to a sudden loud noise from fireworks about a month ago, and it caused loss of hearing to about 50% (audiometry). She started taking Prednisolone three days after the incident, and also some multivitamin pills, but no improvement yet. Mixed vo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With age, the hearing ability reduces for all, no partiality. That is called presbycusis in medical term. Moreover, the loud noise added to the process of deterioration. If she is diabetic and hypertensive those factors will add on to the deterioration process. Now comin... Read Full »
Other than cochlear implant, is there any other way to treat hearing loss in a kid?
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 »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Reports (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 »
What is the reason for hearing continuous sounds in both ear?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is facing a problem for almost two months now. She was complaining about continuous hearing of sound in both ears. She is 67 years old and had done the complete audiogram checkup, which was completely fine. The doctors have told her to meet them after three months. She feels unc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the age and the comorbid condition of blood pressure I suspect hearing loss in high frequencies. Please share the audiogram report with me. For the time being increase the intake of carrots,tomatoes which has lycopene in it. Neurobion forte is a neurovitamin... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How will hearing loss impact a child's life?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know, what is your role in working with children with hearing loss, or more specifically, what are the duties that involve the children with hearing loss? When you work with children who have hearing loss, what are the two or three consequences or effects of the hearin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The primary role in working with children with hearing loss is an early diagnosis of the disease and etiology. Once the diagnosis is made, our duty is to treat the reversible cause of hearing loss (this is more common than irreversible or genetic causes). Our goal is, pre... Read Full »
How is hearing loss due to Amikacin injection treated?
Query: Hi doctor, My father has been suffering from hearing loss due to Amikacin injection. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the cause for the hearing loss confirmed? Have other causes been ruled out? How many doses of aminoglycosides have been taken? What is the severity of hearing loss? Does your father have any tinnitus or reeling sensation? What is the report of audiometry?... Read Full »
Is there any treatment for sinusoidal deafness?
Query: Hello doctor, I have sinusoidal deafness for the past 22 years which is hereditary in my family. I wear hearing aids in both ears, but still, struggle in hearing. I was told to upgrade to higher end 32-channel hearing aid, which costs a bomb. From the past 20 years, my hearing problem has worsened. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a bilateral sensorineural loss which is progressive. There is no medicine which can prevent further loss. You have to get serial audiograms every six months to see the progression of the hearing loss. Current treatment is to wear a good quality digital hea... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »