Hearing management

Question
Posted by: ME | 2011-10-21

Q.

Hearing problem

I visit an audiologist because I am suffering from tinnitus. She diagnosed me with age related hearing loss (I am 55) which causes the tinnitus. I did not experience difficulty in hearing, although the audiologist says it is more the lower tone sounds that are affected. She recommend that I wear a hearing aid.
I do not feel ready for it. My question is: Shall I except her dianoses? Should I see a TNT specialist? If I decide not to wear the hearing aid and cope with the tinnitusm will my hearing deteriorate? Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi ME!

It is advised that you consider your consulting Audiologist's recommendation. Your consulting Audiologist's recommendation would be based on the findings obtained from your hearing assessment. It is more appropriate to advise and deduce conclusions with possible prognosis/'s after consultation and appropriate review of all findings in detail. If you feel unsure and would like to consider a second opinion, it is advised that you discuss this with your attending Audiologist. As a registered health care professional, your consulting Audiologist would always advise in the patients {your} best interest {as per ethical guidelines}. Please consult with your attending Audiologist, so that your concerns may be appropriately addressed as soon as possible.

Kind regards........

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011-10-29

Hi ME!

It is advised that you consider your consulting Audiologist's recommendation. Your consulting Audiologist's recommendation would be based on the findings obtained from your hearing assessment. It is more appropriate to advise and deduce conclusions with possible prognosis/'s after consultation and appropriate review of all findings in detail. If you feel unsure and would like to consider a second opinion, it is advised that you discuss this with your attending Audiologist. As a registered health care professional, your consulting Audiologist would always advise in the patients {your} best interest {as per ethical guidelines}. Please consult with your attending Audiologist, so that your concerns may be appropriately addressed as soon as possible.

Kind regards........

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