Essentials for First Aid Kits
Well explained as always. Thanks for video.
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Great topic. I explain to patients all the time that they are going to get so hooked on great hearing that they will never want to be without them, even for part of a day. Many don't believe it at first because they "are getting by just fine" with their hearing loss. Once they commit to hearing treatment and go through an adjustment period they soon realize that there is no way they want to "get by" without their hearing aid. Heck most even report that after a few weeks when they take their hearing aids off for the night, their ears feel plugged and their hearing loss seems worse. Of course, it's not worse their brain has just become so accustomed to hearing properly that when they take their aids off they really experience how bad their hearing was. Another great video, Cliff!
Sounds like me. I was told 6years ago that I should look into hearing aids. I'm getting them now.
I guess you could say that we are addicted to them! Each night I listen when I remove my hearing aids. That quiet, muffled hearing returns. I would never want to go back to hearing that way all the time. Thanks, Dr. Cliff!
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Maybe my audiologist lacked competence, but for 4 years I have only used my hearing aids when I had to. They do help a little, but they have to turned up so loud for me to understand speech, that it is fatiguing to wear them. I usually remove them in the car while on the way home. I have significant "cookie bite" hearing loss, but haven't found them to be overly helpful in speech comprehension, except in relatively quiet surroundings. Since I paid over $3,800 for them, I still try to give them a shot once and a while, but I almost never wear them at home and often go for days or weeks without using them. If I want to hear the TV or listen to music I use quality headphones where the sound quality is excellent. Recently, in one of your videos, you reviewed the $499 Bose Hearphones. I bought them and wear them every day. This is how I wish my hearing aids would have performed. They are not perfect, but provide me with a clarity of sound at relatively low volume compared to my hearing aids, so they are not fatiguing and I can comfortably wear them all day. People can obviously see that I'm wearing earphones, but at 70, I don't care. I am now able to understand people's speech in quiet or noisy surroundings and for music, they are superlative. I have talked to many people who have had similar disappointment with hearing aids. I'm willing to bet you do not have a 100% success rate with your patients. There are some of us, where the hearing aid technology just is not at a state where it can solve our hearing problem, but I must admit, the Bose Hearphones come close even if they are bulkier in size.
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Mr. Olson do you have / know anything about Lucid hearing aids? Sams club sell in my area North Carolina. Thanks for what you do for us.
Dr Cliff what are the best hearing aides for severe to profound hearing loss.
I am scheduled to have a procedure done this coming Tuesday, where the dr is going to attempt to place a ventilation tube into my ear drum, and then suck up my ear drum, which is currently deflated and laying over the bones in my ear. the dr also believes the drum is suctioned down. This will hopefully restore some of my hearing in my left ear. The drum has been deflated and laying over the bones for approximately 17 years. What do you think my probability of success with this procedure will be? I'm very nervous
Often I can't understand people, I cant hear their voice that well, is it me or should I get a hearing test/look at buying aids?
The absolute number one reason I prefer to wear my hearing aids rather than not has to do with that horrible numb feeling I get in my ears when I don't have them on. The number two reason is tinnitus attenuation followed a long way back by the actual hearing loss itself. Having said that, it's always a nice feeling when my audiologist turns my hearing aids on with them in my ears after reprogramming them. That surge of sound is auditory bliss.
This is so true. I've been there and done that.
I understand this fear of getting hearing aids. I am currently going through the process of acquiring my first pair of hearing aids. Last year I got my first pair of glasses. I have only a very slight eyesight impediment and the intention was to only use them at the work computer. I found that within a few months I did not want to do anything without my glasses. I now wear them all day every day and panic if I lose them. This seems unreasonable as I am perfectly fine driving or reading without them. I fear that once I get used to hearing aids I will not want to go without. I think the fear is becoming dependance on them and like most people having to depend on something for simple day to day life is fearful.
My father didn’t want hearing aids and fought us for years at 60+ years old. I am 45 and just treat them. Life is to short to not hear.
First of all, thank you for making this channel cuz it provides a lot of detailed infos about the field of audiology.I've been wondering about this for a while now. Can a person be an audiologist as well as a speech pathologist at the same time? And, does one have more value than the other?
Hello Dr. my hearing aids are ready. But I was told I can't receive the hearing aids until I get medical clearance if I don't have medical clearance Dr will have 2 send the hearing aid back . Can u explain why I need medical clearance . When I did my hearing test my dr didnt show me a chart or nothin 2 see what level my hearing is just said u lost a little hearing and that was it. . She wasnt even my doctor my doctor was there but I didnt get 2 see see her . Do ur doctor have the right to give your paper to someone else and not tell you what's going on . 2 me that was rude an unprofessional
He's correct. It feels strange to not wear one's aid(s) after using them for some time. Of course, it will take some time and some adjustment visits to get the aid(s) fine tuned.
My hesitancy for hearing aids had less to do with "risk" then the status quo. The first time I remember an ENT mentioning hearing aids I was 14, after a mastoidectomy due to cholesteatoma, although my hearing had been poor before that, and I actually did use an FM set for some classes in high school. Now it is 30 years later and after a second radical mastoidectomy at 26 my hearing on my "bad" ear has been pretty bad, moderately-severe(75) loss sloping to moderate (55) and back down to severe (90). But since my good ear has only mild I never thought I needed them. A recent ear infection which reduced hearing in my good ear enough to impact work made me think maybe I should consider them especially since work involves more large meetings I need to facilitate, which can be extremely difficult and has me guessing too often. Watching your videos helped cement in my mind that this is something I need to do, so Friday I saw an audiologist and ordered a Phonaic Audeo M-90 for my bad ear. Will take a week or so to get my ear mold back, but am so excited to see what it does for me if it works as well as it hopes I hope to get one for my better ear later this year.
Another well done video, Dr. Cliff!
As with other "everyday" conveniences such as indoor plumbing, smartphones, garage door openers, etc. — I take for granted how helpful these tools are and how I almost can't live without them.
Hearing aids have joined that rank for me.
It was almost a month ago (after binge-watching your videos to educate myself) that I was fitted with a pair of Starkeys. They instantly transformed my black-and-white world into living color.
Yes, if they needed to be sent to the manufacturer for repair or replacement, I would be floundering around until they were returned. Thankfully, my Hearing Instrument Specialist has demo HAs available to fill in any gaps, if needed. That would be an important consideration for those researching hearing aid providers.
For all the valuable information and time involved with producing these well-done videos….a heartfelt THANK YOU!
BOSE, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION !! The first company that develops a hearing aid that dispenses of the dispensers will rule the future……and make a fortune.
I'm 16 years old and I have a mild hearing loss in both ears since I was at primary school. In your opinion is useful for me wear hearing aids or not. I can comunicate well with people.
I describe it like this …when I take them out it's like being in a room and someone turns the lights out.
Do hearing aids save the ears from further hearing loss, if u hace mild to moderate hearing loss or is the risk of further loss same as to not wearing the aids !?
Hi there, so doc, should you take them out now and again so as not to get hooked on them ?
i would like to know that for if we use hearing aids for long time does it will have positive impact on our hearing or not ?
Would you say that wearing hearing aids and benefits of doing so out ways just letting your hearing be so you won’t ever go with out them?
I'm 46, a music teacher and apparently need hearing aids. I HATE HATE HATE!!!!!! the idea of this for all of the reasons you mentioned. I also mow lawns and play loud instruments that require me to use ear plugs. So my fear of not being able to function without them is based on the fact that I will sometimes HAVE to function without them; sometimes in a classroom setting. I'm having a really hard time with this. Any thoughts?
I have a question. My doc is always nagging me to wear my aids, but I don't wear them, because sound from them is way too harsh and all attemps to reprogram end up worse and worse. Am I damaging my hearing by not wearing them, when I sorta can get by in my life without them? My doctor says that my cells die, I asked her for further explanation and she tried to explain, but I figured that she either doesn't fully understand it herself or that she just isn't able to explain it.
BTW I have sensorineural hearing loss caused by viral infection.
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