Choosing Hearing Aids?
I want to ask, for the selection of hearing aids or installing cochlear implants
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Hearing aids are tools that are made technically to help patients with hearing loss. Usually this tool in the market many types and kinds, and is used according to the indications.
Some types of hearing aids are:
1. a hearing aid in the ear, for mild to severe hearing loss
2. the instrument behind the ear
3. speaker inside or in the ear canal
4. tool in the ear canal
5. The tool is fully inside the ear canal
6. cochlear implants
In connection with your question, if your friend has had a fluid withdrawal operation and this is still in the ENT doctor's care period, then complaints of pain when hearing loud or noisy noise is a normal complaint that arises after surgery during recovery and treatment. Complaints of pain and maybe ringing because of this loud noise called tinnitus.
Patients with fluid in the ear, usually occurs because of an infection in the middle ear and this condition can also cause complaints of pain and ringing in the affected ear. So that after the process of evacuating fluid from the ear, the patient takes about 2-3 weeks to recover after surgery, so expect complaints of pain / ringing due to loud noise or pressure can improve.
So that this does not require hearing aids for your friends, except if the patient is cured, and the ENT doctor states that hearing loss is occurring and the patient is disturbed by a decrease in the quality of his hearing, then the ENT doctor will suggest that the patient use or need this hearing aid. While hearing aids are used, selected which are easy to use and the patient is comfortable using, usually hearing aids in the ear can be taken into consideration. But all of this depends on the patient's condition, the doctor's recommendation (because he knows more about the patient's condition), or the patient's own comfort.
While cochlear implants are usually used in sensory neural hearing loss or hearing nerve disorders that are very severe or in total deaf patients, so the possibility of this implant choice is not used. However, all of this depends on the patient's condition and the results of the evaluation of the ENT doctor who treated him.
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