Impaired Hearing

The complete or partial inability of the ears to hear sounds is called impaired hearing or hearing loss or deafness, which can be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. In mild cases, listening in a noisy environment is compromised, whereas a hearing aid is required in moderate hearing loss patients. Both severe and profound cases are dependent on lip-reading and sign language to communicate with each other.

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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 »


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