I have received a Nucleus 24 contour implant 12/2003. My insurance will only cover one implant. I am wondering if there is any push to have the FDA change to allow binaural implants? With the benefit I am receiving monaurally, I believe binaural would b
Is there such a thing as a BI CROS digital aid?
Are there precautions we should take to protect the hearing of very young children? Is the hearing mechanism of infants more susceptible to damage from noise than that of adults and older children?
I am working with a 17 year old who plays hockey and would like to wear his hearing aids on the ice. Can you advise on how best to manage moisture and potential for damage?
If a perilymph fistula is present, does fluid leak into the middle ear? If there is a hearing loss, does the fistula affect hearing in both ears or just one?
What are the symptoms of vestibular neuronitis? How long does vestibular neuronitis last? How do you get/catch vestibular neuronitis?
I copied morse code in the military for over two years averaging 8 hours a day on the radio with headphones listening to code through radioprinter noise and atmospheric noise. I am now thirty years later experiencing hearing loss in the middle and high f
I recently saw a 14 year old child who was diagnosed with lead poisoning at age 3. In addition he has ADHD/LD and behavior issues. The child has reportedly noticed tinnitus for the last two to three weeks. My results include normal tympanograms, normal
Are there alternative treatments for unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults and children?
Please discuss Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome, including management and counseling. How often should hearing be monitored?
What is the current status and probable future direction for research in hyperacusis?
I have a client who has worn an ITE for many years. He recently obtained a new one and shortly after developed a fungal infection in his ear which he attributes to the device. What are the common causes of fungal infection in the ear and how does a hear
My mom just purchased a hearing aid that has ''directionality.'' I am not sure that she understands what that means, and I know that I do not understand it. Please explain.
I am trying to locate some sort of soft earpieces or inserts for people who wear hearing aids while participating in sports. Do you know of anything on the market that would reduce the risk of injury from a mild blow to the ear? I hate my hard acrylic ear
I'm a 4th Year Mechanical student, doing my Final Thesis on Trumpet sound. Was wondering what is the Highest Loudness (In decibels, dB) can a Human take before going deaf? In another words, what is the unhealthy loudness of a sound? Where can I read mor
My ears itch when I wear my completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. The hearing aids are otherwise perfect. What can I do?
Does the VA cover the hearing aids for a dependent child of a veteran? The child was born while the veteran was in service.
I have a patient who develops tremors when exposed to a room that is using a CD player. Her husband who is an acoustical engineer suspects that the frequency of the CD player (which he suspects is 45,000Hz) is causing this disturbance. Have you ever heard
My 6 year old son has a profound unilateral hearing loss since birth. Although, it was not diagnosed until a year ago. I was told by his aud. and ENT that cross-aides don't help at this age and because he has nerve damage and such a severe loss it is unai
How long does a hearing aid battery last, and does it differ from size to size?
A couple of years ago, I got mumps and people were consistently telling us that I should always lie back, and after the mumps had gone by some months I realized that I could hear NOTHING from my left ear. When I checked up, I was told that the mumps had g
What contributes to itching ears, not just for those who wear hearing aids, but also for those who do not?
As a geriatrician I've noticed that some of my hearing impaired patients can still hear reasonably well for about a half-hour after removing their hearing aids. How is this possible? --- Dr. K.O.
I have heard that there is an implant which will effectively mask or eliminate the constant ringing of tinnitus. I have had this condition for 38 years. It would be nice to have some silence, finally. Any ideas other than supplements. Thanks.
My 8 year-year-old daughter has had a struggle understanding her teachers at school. But when the school nurse tested her hearing she said she only had a mild loss, nothing to worry about. What should we do from here?
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