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Age Related Hearing Loss

hearing loss

Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons, but the two most common are conductive hearing loss, where sounds are prevented from entering the ear (normally due to a blockage) and sensorineural hearing loss, which is a complicated way of referring to the hearing loss that occurs when the small hairs in the ear become damaged and cease to function. Over 70% of over 70-year-olds suffer some form of hearing impairment. The process of hearing loss will normally start between 30 and 40 years of age, and will increase steadily into a person’s 80s and beyond. The sensitive hairs that sit inside the inner ear start to get damaged and die, and often lead to deterioration. High frequency sounds are normally the first to deteriorate, which may explain why some men find it difficult to hear their wives telling them to do the washing up. Or they might just be bone idle…

The treatment of the condition requires a person to undergo testing to establish which parts of the spectrum are causing problems. Once this is established a hearing aid can be inserted into the inner ear to amplify the missing frequencies. Recent advancements in digital technology have enabled these hearing aids to amplify very specific parts of the spectrum, ensuring that sound is not normally amplified, which could overwhelm senses.

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My Father recently experienced severe loss of hearing in both ears which seems to have coincided with being prescribed Bisoprolol Fumerate, once noted his GP immediately took my father off of the drug but we are now some 6 weeks later and his hearing has not recovered and it has taken nearly 2 months to get an appointment to see a specialist.





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Hello am 23 I been getting ringing in the ears. I had problem with my left ear and after I had it washed out, I found Cotten wool stuck down it from when I clean my ears. My brother seems to think am getting early signs of going deaf. Listening to this loud, asking people to repeat themselves and watching peoples mouths when they talk. Help please want to prove him wrong





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My fater needs convincing to get a hearing aid. He is too proud. Any information is welcome if it helps me to convince him. Thank you.





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My FATHER! sorry

Can you give me some idea of the cost of a technologically advanced digital hearing aid, as seen on embarasing bodies.





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6yrs ago I sufferred a sudden hearing loss to 1 ear to which no cause could be found I have tinnitus in that ear but total loss of any other hearing therefore no aid can be used . My main problem is I cannot distinguish where sounds come from and am very wary of going out alone. A couple of weeks ago I had the same sensation in my good ear as when I lost my hearing in the other. I do have other medical conditions one that has affected my eyes and lungs . Would I be elligible for the operation that is featured on tonights show .





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My heaing loss seems to be inherited as both myself and my sister have the same problem, (inherited from my father). It drives my husband mad having to repeat himself over and over again when I can't understamd him. Is it possible to have a camera put down the ear to see if there is a problem? I also have Hydrochephalus, 3 shumnts and a Tectal Plate Glioma. Could this be part of the reason for the hearing loss? I am almost 51!, and yes I have been told I should bave been dead long ago. I bet your thinking I've got more problems than hearing aren't you! But I'm still here and I'm not ready to go yet. Thanks.





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i CAN HEAR BUT i DONT MAKE OUT WHAT IS BEING SAID. THE WORDS SOUND LIKE DIFFERENT WORDS TO ME. ANY IDEA WHY





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I have a problem similar to the girl in the video but just in one ear. The discharge is not so thicck though, but is accompanied by a severe ringing noise in my head that is driving me crazy, I live abroad and have had to pay for all my treatment, so far racking up 5,000, on an operation and iv anti-biotics, as there is no improvement my Doctor wants to operate on me again in a few days to clear out the debris in the mastoid area, then hit me with another course of AB's, what started out as a small problem is having a disatrerous impact on my life, and is preventing me from coming home to visit my parents who are in thier 80's. I am so messed up I don't know which way to turn. I hope someone can help me with some good advice. Thank You





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I have had my ears syringed twicw with my GP but wax remains, and my hearing is effected. I always put drops in 5/7 days before I go to GP.can you help me.





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I have the feeling of my left ear being blocked which is disorientating and impacting on my life because of impaired hearing. The ENT consultant says there is nothing wrong. He tried to pass a camera up my left nostril but it would not go any higher than the bridge of my nose. I am at a loss to know what to do next. Can you help me at all please?





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