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Can the brain get used to unbalanced hearing from treating unilateral hearing loss?

According to this imaginary example of unilateral hearing loss, if they treat just the weaker ear, it might create unbalanced hearing so that sounds heard by the treated ear are perceived as louder ...
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What's the minimum hearing loss that hearing aids can treat considering that subclinical hearing loss may increase the risk of dementia?

It's important to treat hearing loss when it comes to brain function. There's research showing that the risk of dementia may increase two-fold when it's mild, three-fold when it's moderate, and five-...
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Can hearing aids damage the ears of those with profound hearing loss because they must exceed 85 dB?

By definition, profound hearing loss means their hearing threshold is over 90 dB. If the 85 dB rule still applies, in theory, hearing aids can damage their residual hearing. There are hearing aids ...
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Deafness and hearing aids and cochlear implants

I would like to know, what is the difference between a hearing aid and a cochlear implant, and what factors would determine whether you could have one and if so, whether you would want one? Thanks.
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How to clean out all the earwax buildup in ears from hearing-aids if hearing-impaired? Q-tips are unsafe, right?

I was born with congenital bone fusions in several places in my body, one of those places are in the set of three small bones (malleus, incus, and stapes) in both my ears. Because they are fused, they ...
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Alternatives to hearing aids

My dad has had some rather substantial hearing loss and usually uses totally-in-the-ear hearing aids. Recently, he has been dealing with a fungal ear infection in both ears and cannot use his hearing ...
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