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This is a very pragmatic question and I would like give you an explicit answer. Unfortunately I think that there is only so little objective information which hearing aid is the best. As said when the best aid is considered it is a very subjective matter. There is no clear comparative studies about different hearing aids, especially if those without ear ...


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If you have sensorineural hearing loss and regularly use headphones, you might be listening to a louder volume than if you did not have hearing loss. This may mean you could be subjecting your hearing apparatus to potentially damaging thresholds. Hearing aids are not just fancy headphones. They are sophisticated aural rehabilitation devices that are tuned ...


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The term deaf (with a lowercase d) is generally not used clinically. In lay usage it can mean various degrees of hearing loss from moderate (possibly even slight or mild) impairments through profound loss. Similarly eliminating deafness is not a well defined concept. The auditory system is complex and hearing loss can be caused by damage to any part from ...


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I am not aware of any evidence based research looking at the efficacy of at home ear wax removal. In general the goal is not to make your ear canals 100% free of wax at the microscopic level. Rather, the goal is remove blockages and NOT damage the ear canal. The American Academy of Otolaryngolgoy recommends: Most cases of ear wax blockage respond to home ...


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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) represent a group of disorders involving the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joint and associated structures. Stress, age and gender are common risk factors for TMD. TMD is often characterised by aural symptoms such as tinnitus, otalgia, vertigo, otic fullness sensation, hyperacousia or hypoacousia. Current ...


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A hot topic in hearing research right now is listening effort. The basic idea is that is that individuals with hearing loss need to use additional cognitive resources to process sounds. There is also evidence that mental fatigue impairs physical performance. While I think this evidence provides the basis for arguing that hard of hearing individuals might ...


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The NIDCD defines a hearing aid as: A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. However, only about one out of ...


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I can answer this from a first hand perspective, based on my experiences. I'm almost completely deaf from one ear. It can cause more of a social discomfort that can lead to anxiety. I can't talk with anyone in a club, i can't approach a girl properly, in a meeting i have to do a 120 degree turn on anyone sitting on my right, and you find also those great ...


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Davis et. al (2007) conducted a large survey of the UK population between the ages of 55-74. They reported that 12% of their participants had a hearing problem that causes moderate or severe worry, annoyance or upset and 14% had a substantial hearing loss. Unfortunately, the data are not reported in a way that allows for determining what percentage of people ...


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I was advised to use olive oil specifically by my doctor, he was also very firm in his assertion that the ear should be self-cleaning by virtue of the villi (sp?) - the hairs in the ear canal passing the wax out. Can you put some oil in followed by some cotton wool to seal and then sleep on your side? That would allow body heat to warm it up a bit


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Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA) do not require having anything in the ear. Rather, they are placed behind the ear and work based on bone conduction. Commercially available BAHAs are both expensive and typically require surgery (outpatient procedure with local anesthesia), but they can be used without surgery. For example, at John Hopkins they let you test ...


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Otitis media with effusion (OME) is most common in young children (under 2) making studying the effects on hearing difficult. While newborn hearing screening is common, it does not provide a full audiogram. Collecting an audiogram a a child who does not speak or understand direction and has limited attention is hard. Collecting an audiogram on a sick child ...


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