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    After hearing tests I have been given hearing aids, which work quite well, but during the tests I had a bone conduction test which meant that I could hear everything loud and clear! Is this type of hearing aid not available on the NHS? Comments would be appreciated.





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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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    Hi There I have been a Meniers sufferer for about 8 years. This has left me with reduced hearing, for which I have hearing aids. I also suffer from Tinnitus and hyperacusis. The tinnitus manifests as a constant high pitch scream in both ears (about top C) that sounds like the screech when a child is first learning the violin. I have seen hearing therapists in two regions and the message is the same "it is something you just have to live with". I have tried noise generators, relaxation therapy and acupuncture but nothing helps. Is there no real help out there ? John





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    My mom is 62 years old and has a serious hearing problem. How can she get free hearing devices? Do South African government health facilities offer that? Please help.





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    Hello! i was born with a glu ear so my hearing is already effected, but recently in the past two years i've noticed that i get bouts of high pitched noise, i use to get it as a child but not as much, but i get it in bouts, its not all the time but it comes with ear ache as well...should i worry and get my hearing checked????





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    Even though you were born with your hearing affected I would still go and get ti checked as it sounds as if something is irritating it

    hi im 30 female and at the end of last year i lost hearing in my left ear when i went to the doctor he said it was a boil and burst it by the nest morning i lost my balance and past out i was taken to hospital and started having fits i was rushed in and had brain scan and tests i was in allot of pain now i am getting a green discharge and pain loss of hearing





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    I'm prone to ear infections (it seems my right ear takes more damage) and have the volume up on my ipod all the time. My parents have been warning me about tinnitus since I was complaining of hearing things in my ears a few months ago. My ears are very sensitive to loud noises and I've been getting a lot of headaches and earaches recently. I'm hearing things in my right ear, but the noise is rather quiet, yet it still causes me some discomfort. Is this tinnitus?





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    My son who is 13 years old has been having behavioural, social, communication problems since the age of 2. He has violent outbursts with no provication which can last for 3 hours. 2 weeks ago he had a break down and told his mum that he was and had been hearing voices telling him to break things. He is waiting for an evaluation but i was just wondering if he is diagnosed as being Schizophrenic how effective will any treatment be for someone his age.





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    Hi I wear two hearing aids for minor hearing loss. For over a year now I have suffered from tinnitus and have a tinnitus aid. When i go upstairs I feel really sick, I get a horrendous pain in my head and I have to go to bed. I have asked my ENT specialists numerous times if I may have menieres disease but they seem very reluctant to do anything about it. I am 22 and I am having to look for a house without stairs and when I go out shopping etc.. I have to look for escalators / lifts because I just cannot face the consequences of going up the stairs. I am fine with heights so I know it is not a phobia of heights. Please help!





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    I have menieres disease and I wouldn't wish this on anyone. My hearing is effected and I have tinitus. My main problem is the virtigo as it just comes from nowhere and the room spins. I really do hope this isn't what you have got.

    I had the swine flu jab and the normal flu jab in February and the next day i suffered from a popping sound in my ears. I then lost most of my hearing in my right ear then a few days later the same happened to my left ear. I went to the doctors and he said that i must of had a cold and my ears were infected and gave me a course of anti biotic's. The problem still persisted so went back and he gave me some steroids which i took and the problem has still not gone. He has said that i now have to have an operation which will insert a grommet in to my ear drum. The question is will this problem go away naturally and if not is there anything i can do with out having an operation as i know this will mean permanent hearing loss? Any further info u can give will be appreciated as all the information i have got off the internet hasn't been that helpful.





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    I had hearing problem all my life when I was 2 years old I think I wear to hearing aids because of my ear drum has burst and lot of problem when I was born and if you can't really hear I think it is very important to Wear your hearing aid it not because you make yourself look cool without them everyone is not perfect I don't need cochlea implant because my hearing is not that bad because when I take my hearing aids out I still have some hearing aids For the one who haven't got hearing problems if you always have your music up loud you can burst you ear drum and lose your hearing compliantly for the people who laugh at us is not good because one day you might have to get one or two one day People who might thinking about hearing problems wanna ask hearing places to cheack you up because there are the best people for that and the hosapital people would be the fist place you go to because to see if your hearing is not thatcbad or it is it depends on how bad your is





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    I am 61 & have loss of good hearing since I was 8 or nine, NHS will not do anything for me as they say I have adequate hearing in the other ear, I have been written off on quite a few times, the last one about 18 months ago. They gave me a hearing aid that just makes the sounds I can hear,'louder'! which I have found to be of no use. My bad hearing causes me sooooooooo many problems & bad feelings as people think I being rude when I cant enter into a conversation. Please please let me know more about this hearing aid.





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    I am 50 and have had a hearing problems for many years but it bacame savere 4 years ago. I have 2 hearing aids from the NHS. My left ear hearing has now completely gone. I am desperate to find an aid that can help. I did not see the program about the hearing aid but it sounds good. Can you let me know where I can obtain one and what its is called. I am so ashaimed about my hearing loss and I feel very issolated and am concerned that my good ear which isn't great is getting worse.





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    I am 20 years old an very recently lost my hearing. I have no hearing in my right ear an very little in my left, I have been to the doctors numerous times till recently beig referred to ENT who then varied out a hearing test and am now waiting for my hearing aids, the call it SSHL I am angry it took so long for someone to understand me and help me . Doctors said it would come back but not a thing yet and with every hearing test my hearing levels get lower.





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    My partner and I are both Deaf. I have a Hearing Dog to help me with sounds that most people take fore granted. I was very surprised that your video on DEAFNESS didn't have any sub-titles - what a SHAME you do not understand Deafness. Please let me know when subtitles are introduced. Kind regards.

    How severe is your hearing loss? If it is severe or profound, a cochlear implant could work better for you than hearing aids. I gradually lost my hearing from when I was 16-18. I had a cochlear implant last year and can hear with it far better than I ever did with a hearing aid. You could also ask for your hearing aids to be adjusted or to try a different type of hearing aid is some people get on better with different ones and also if you have lost hearing since you last had your hearing aid adjusted it might not be at the right levels.

    My mother has bad hearing and wears an aid prescribed by our NHS in 2004. She has just had a hearing test in her home and was reccommended a pair of hearing aids at a cost of between £2-3000. These aids make her hearing much improved. Is there any possibility of these from our NHS?





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    I recently had a hearing test, they gave me a digital hearing aid, the Tinnitus is really bad that its affecting my ability to get to sleep. Even if I take my hearing aid out an hour before bed to let my brain adjust, it still bad. What can I do?





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    i was born deaf i have same problem what you got it not nice it get all noise everywhere cannot hear someone talking but the problem is making hearingaid cannot match your hearing sound what you use it before your hearing lost so it takes appox between 3 months to a year to get use your hearing that would never be the same so you have to put up with it . there nothing they can do only do there best they can . my dreams is making cell stem work for become hearing . but with me born deaf i dont know what hearing peaple sound like that the problem

    I have suffered with severe dizziness and balance problems for many years, and was told I had labyrinthitis. After a very severe attack 18 months ago I was sent for an MRI scan an various hearing tests because there was a slight change in symptons which now included my ears feeling full,problems hearing and ringing in the ears as well as the sickness and feeling like I was falling over. The diagnosis I have been given is Menieres Disease and the treatment is very long term medication to hopefully control the symptons, as there is no cure, but there is lots of info on the net.

    I too suffer from this type of hearing loss, had hearing test but just the tones not the spoken words, this was only a year ago and was told to live with it as there is nothing they can do! where can i get this hearing aid? as it is driving my family crazy having to repeat everything they say or be silent when other people ask me something!





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    my wife is uffering from the same problem and would like to find out where we can go for advice on digital hearing aid

    I am a 30 yr old male.I lost my hearing 10 years ago and the doctors that I have seen have never been able to find out why..I feel completely dissatisfied that nobody will help me as somedays I can hear better than others. I did visit a hearing specialist and he told me I had the hearing loss of a 80 year old man! I have 2 hearing aids but they don't really make a difference but deep down I feel someone out there should be able to help me, It effects my everyday life and my young family I love spending time with my 2 boys but really struggle to hear them!





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    How severe is your hearing loss? If it is severe or profound, a cochlear implant could work better for you than hearing aids. I gradually lost my hearing from when I was 16-18. I had a cochlear implant last year and can hear with it far better than I ever did with a hearing aid. You could also ask for your hearing aids to be adjusted or to try a different type of hearing aid is some people get on better with different ones and also if you have lost hearing since you last had your hearing aid adjusted it might not be at the right levels.

    please help me im only 25 i have always been a very loud talker but my mum thinks this is because i have hearing problems, i have been getting ear infections and they come back regulary and it causes a really sharp pain that goes in to my jaw. it does not clear up for up to a weeek at a time but then will come back with in a month, it is making me feel really low and now i think i have hearing loss as i am quite loud, but always put it down to being bubbly, everyone says im loud its really getting me down.





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    at the ages of 13-15 to say i was a bit of wild child is an understatement i was off the rails,in the duration of heavy drinkin and smoking of cannabis id blast loud music, i now have rather poor hearing more in my left than right and i keep hearing high pitched noises im only 18 and its very scary and anoyin sometimes as on a few ocasions ive gone to take a nap at my boyfriends and my 17week old daughter has aparently been screaming down stairs and other people who are upstairs and without offence a lot older than me can hear but i cant.please help is there anything to help the loss of hearing and noises i keep hearing





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    HI im 38 and i have been hard of hearing since i was 7 years old i wear a hearing aid in my left ear 4 the last year or so i have experince smelling,itching,red and sore it is right down in the ear i am not sure if the ear mould has anything 2 do with it but if i take hearing aid out of the ear will go hard ihave been doctors twice about the problem i have tryed cream and tablets it does clear up but when i put hearing aid back in it will b ok 4 a few days then it comes back again to cope with the itching i hav`t 2 use a cotton bud which i no i am not ment 2 use but it is the only way i can deal with it. sometimes it keeps awake at night when it itches





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    Hi, I have the same problem which I have had for just over a year. Been to my doctors several times and they can not explain it. My hearing has deteriorated in my right ear which has resulted in waiting to be fitted for an hearing aid. I have had a hearing test to find out why I have lost my hearing and will get results in November when I next see the ent consultant. For just over a month I have been feeling fine with no symptoms but then on Saturday whilst out shopping it suddenly started again. When I am standing just talking to someone it feels like I'm tilting to one side and a feeling of feeling spaced out or sometimes I feel like the ground is falling away from me. I really hate feeling like this and would really appreciate any advice you can give me.

    I think I have tinnitus too, I am forty and have always tried to look after my hearing.it seems to have come on this past 18months. it a continuous hissing in my right ear. I know there's nothing the doctor can do so I have never spoken to one about my hearing.as close to working in a loud environment was shooting in the army,but I always used hearing protection. I even wear plugs when im out on my bike under my helmet. I always suffered with ear ache when I was a child. this may have had something to do with it. I don't know what to do about easing the noise.any advise ?





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    Hi there I have been diagnosed with a severe hearing loss in one ear and I am ok in the other. This happened in the space of a couple of weeks and was told it was one of those things. I find this very frustrating and isolating. I have got an nhs hearing aid but do not find it helps as it amplifies all other noise and not what I need to hear; the only benefit is that it drowns the tinitus a little. Would it be worth looking at a digital hearing aid?





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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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    Hi, I'm 30 years old and I've been have problems with my ears since early childhood. From the age of 5 I've had a series if gromit operations which improved my hearing but because of the amount of operations I had it caused one of my eardrums to perforate. Now whenever I get a cold one of my ears bungs up completely and I'm just fobbed off with sudafed or olive oil drops from my GP. It doesn't cause me any pain, but I'm convinced that my hearing has been affected long term and was wondering if there are tests available to get to the bottom of the problem? Thank you James





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    Get your hearing checked for free on the high street. If they find anything medically wrong with your hearing they will refer you for further investigation by your GP/ ENT

    Hi Glad to hear that I am not the only mum that sleeps with one eye and ear open all night.My son is also age 3 with the same symptoms which he has had since birth he also had alot of ear infections within his first year and we had to have a full hearing test done last november just to check on his hearing and with regards to the snoring.His hearing turned out to be fine but we have been told that he might need to have his adinoids out as they could be enlarged but they have told us they would not consider doing this for some time due to his age.Just wondered if you had any of advice with your son having already had them removed.

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  • Man boobs

    Breasts

    In this second of four specials, the Embarrassing Illnesses doctors will be concerning themselves with breasts and all matters mammary. Read more →

  • Keloid Scars

    Episode 1 - Pelvic Floor

    This week’s episode includes a woman who thinks she has a giant vagina, and a man who has had to wear incontinence pads until he’s saved by a revolutionary operation available on the NHS. Read more →

  • Christian

    Bodies Behaving Badly

    Episode 1 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies examines conditions including bladder control, sunburn and STIs. Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

  • Piles

    Episode 4 - Hull

    The doctors visit Hull with their breast health roadshow, and deal with cases of piles, putrefying feet and vaginal pain. Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Night terrors

    Episode 2 - London

    This week's Embarrassing Bodies takes on the capital as the mobile clinic hits old London town! Read more →

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