Hearing management

Posted by: Peggy | 2009/03/08


Hearing loss

My wife had a stroke 3yrs ago and suffered hearing loss. She was tested by various Audiologists. She wears two hearing aids which are not very helpful. Can the Auditory nerve be stimulated?

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Hearing Expert

Dear Peggy

The Auditory nerve connects the inner ear to the brain stem. It is stimulated by the information received form the ears. I am not sure exactly what your question is but the benefit that you wife will get from the hearing aids will depend on a number of factors like the type, degree and cause of the hearing loss. The success of a hearing aid fitting further depends on the type of the technology matched to the type of problem present. If you have any further more specific questions, please write to me again and i will gladly discuss it in more detail.

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/07

I lost my hearing only on my right ear while at school. I am now 26 and i think I need a hearing aid for only one side are they expensive.

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