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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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Eliminating deafness

Why can't deafness be permanently eliminated? What are the physical aspects that stop us from re-creating an ear drum or cochlea? For example, I lost my ear due to an infection when i was a kid, *...
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Is is common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks? Why or why not?

Is it common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks? As someone born hearing-impaired myself, I know that I am extremely shy and ...
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Can temporomandibular joint disorder cause sensorineural hearing loss?

Is the pain when walking or running with such a disorder an indicator that hearing loss is occuring or going to occur? Ear pain is considered a symptom for this disorder. Can that be an indicator of ...
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Should I use headphones when I have hearing loss?

I googled this query but all I got was that loud music on headphones causes hearing loss.Now I use headphones sometimes and I had hearing impairment from when I was a kid.Should I altogether stop ...
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Looking for research data for amount of hearing loss resulting from otitis media with effusion (OME)

I'm looking for some research data for the amount of hearing loss resulting from otitis media with effusion (OME), or glue ear, or fluid in the middle ear. The typical answer I read is "20-30dB" but ...
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Do hearing-impaired individuals need more sleep?

I'm a hearing-impaired individual, but because I was born with this disability, I never researched it because it was never "new" and "exciting" to me, but a friend recently informed me that hearing-...
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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.