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Do hearing aids stop the ringing in your ears?
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How do you stop ears from ringing?
How can you stop ringing in your ears?
Asked in Hearing Aids
How do kids handle being bullied about hearing aids?
Minors can be mean and nasty by teasing someone that is either wearing glasses; hearing aid or braces on their teeth. For years children who wore glasses were called 'four eyes.' Children who need hearing aids should ignore the kids who are bullying them and eventually they will find someone else to pick on. You must keep in your mind that there are thousands of young people who have to wear a hearing aid. The hearing aids of today are so small that it is difficult to see them unless you choose to tell someone you are wearing a hearing aid. For now ignore them and eventually the bullying will stop.
I had undergone a kidney transplant surgery on 11th may 2007 after transplantation I am constantly hearing a buzzing sound in your ears What could be the problem?
****TINNITUS**** It sounds like you are experiencing Tinnitus. That is when you have a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears. You may be getting it as a side effect of medication. High doses of aspirin also causes TINNITUS. Usually, it goes away when you stop taking the meds. Ask your doctor about it. It's not that unusual, but it is maddening!!!!!
Asked in How To
How to Care for Hearing Aids?
Upon the purchase of expensive hearing aids, the new hearing aid owner is now ready to learn to care for this investment. If properly cared for, hearing aids will perform as needed and last the owner quite awhile. The first rule of caring for hearing aids is simple: no water or moisture of any kind. Keep the hearing aids dry at all times. This means no showering, bathing or swimming while wearing hearing aids. Doing so will result in certain death of the instrument. In addition to water, other moisture such as rain should also be kept away from hearing aids. On rainy days, be sure to have some sort of covering to protect the equipment from the rain. Umbrellas or hats can protect the investment in the event of rain. The above no moisture rule applies to any type of hair products as well. Never apply hairspray, mousse or other hair styling products while wearing the hearing aids. These substances can cause clogging; can compromise the integrity of the hearing aid and even cause the mechanisms inside to stop working altogether. In maintaining the hearing aids to ensure they are working properly, there are several daily tasks to perform. Every day simply wipe down the entire hearing aids with a dry cloth. This will remove any loose dust or dirt that could damage the equipment and cause it to work improperly or even break. Keep the hearing aids in a temperature controlled environment, not too hot and not too cold. Never, ever leave the hearing aids in the car when the weather is at any extreme. At night, when placing the hearing aids somewhere safe before sleep, wipe them dry carefully and check for any wax buildup in the ear mold. If there is any wax buildup, use of a tiny wire tool given by the hearing aid professional can efficiently and harmlessly remove the buildup. Then open the battery compartment door and leave it open overnight. Leaving the battery compartment door open will allow any moisture that might be trapped inside to escape and therefore not harm the fragile inner workings of the hearing aids. By attending to careful care of hearing aids, this equipment will hopefully do its job well and be a good investment for the hearing aid owner.
Is there any way to shrink large ears or stop them from growing How can I make my ears smaller?
Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose
Why cant you hear when you have lots of wax in your ears?
Asked in How To
How to Perform Your Own Hearing Aid Repair?
Hearing aids are a valuable tool that millions of people use that allow them to hear clearly again. However, like many things, hearing aids can eventually stop working. While you can probably bring your hearing aids to an audiologist to be repaired or replaced, there are certain repairs you may be able to perform on your own. Just use the following steps. First, you will need to check the most obvious solutions. Clean the hearing aids and make sure to remove all ear wax from them. A build up of wax on a hearing aid can cause feedback. You may assume that a broken tube is causing this feedback. However, it may simply be a build up of earwax. Make sure to be careful when you clean your hearing aids though. Use a special brush or rag that has been provided by your audiologist to do the cleaning. Secondly, there may actually be a build up in your ears themselves that is causing the trouble. To make sure this is not the case, you may want to visit your doctor and have your ears cleaned out to remove all earwax buildup from inside them. However, do not do this yourself with a q-tip. You will risk badly damaging your ear drums. Third, you will want to try to dry them out. A number of different hearing aids in fact come with a device that will do so over night. This should be done on occasion because moisture in a hearing aid may cause it to not function properly. Drying the hearing aid out will often solve this problem. If that doesn't work, you should try replacing the batteries. You should be doing this about once a week regardless. Some hearing aids may also not be able to alert you of the fact the batteries are too low before the loss of power effects how they function. One last thing you can do yourself is check to see if the case for the battery is loose. If it is loose, this could be causing the problem. If that's the case, you can take it in to be repaired. However, you also have the option of using tape to make sure the case closes properly.
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Why do desert foxes have big ears and arctic foxes small ears?
Asked in iPod
How can you heal your ears when they hurt when you listen to music?
I've had this problem too and the only way to fix it is to stop listening to music so loud or stop listening to music using earphones for a few weeks to allow your ears to rebuild and heal. When listening to loud music, it shakes your inner ear lobe causing bad hearing, pain or a ringing noise. It's like playing loud music through speakers at full volume in a shaking house, the walls with time will begin to break down. Your ears will do the exact same. Just take some time out from listening to music and tone it down just that little bit if you do continue. You should never have your music full volume when using earphones on an iPod/MP3 and when on the computer. You're literally damaging your hearing to such an extent that one day you could lose it entirely.
Benefits of Hearing Aids?
Hearing aids, once thought to only be used by the elderly, are used by many people, both old and young, to improve the hearing. These hearing aids may be worn regularly, or only during situations where finer tuned hearing is necessary. Hearing aid devices may be worn in a single ear or in both ears, depending upon the level of hearing assistance that is needed. Hearing aids come in many different forms, from large inserts that span the ear to discrete and small. Some are available in flesh tones while others may have a clear color to them. This allows for more options when choosing a hearing aid device as some may prefer one that blends in. When worn regularly, many report being able to better function during day to day tasks as they are better able to hear. Social interactions often become more pleasant as wearers are better able to hear conversations and other sounds. This can also bring dramatic improvements in work and other aspects of life, making it easier to lead a more normal lifestyle with better hearing. Often there is a period of adjustment when beginning to wear a heading aid device. This is due to the brain having to become accustomed to hearing sounds properly again. This period of adjustment may take several days, up to several weeks or months until the wearer is used to the different in sound. The average adjustment period is several weeks, depending upon the level of hearing loss that had been experienced. While hearing aid devices can help to improve the hearing, and enable those with damaged or reduced hearing to hear sounds again, they cannot restore hearing fully. The hearing improvement is only noticed when the devices are worn and cannot stop hearing loss from continuing. The devices may be adjusted to help achieve different levels of hearing as needed, such as loud locations or times when more sensitive hearing is needed.