Hearing management

Posted by: Miss Guedes | 2008/10/21



Hi There,

My boyfriend had a nasty fall a month ago and fractured his scull in the back and front of his head. He is recovering nicely from it,however from the fall and the fracture he crushed his eardrum in his one ear and therefore the doctors have told him he will not be able to hear out of it again as it is damaged. He is off balance and cannot hear too many sounds at once as you do when you have two ears to hear out of. Is there any form of hearing aid or something he could get to help with his hearing? Please help! He is feeling very depressed about the results as he only found out about it yesterday and does not know how he is going to manage with only one ear. Please give me some advise to help him.

Thank you

Kind regards

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Miss Guedes

Did he see an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist or a GP? I would recommend that he sees an ENT if he hasn't done it yet. After all the medical problems are taken care of, i would recommend that he has a full hearing evaluation by an Audiologist. One would have to determine that extend of the damage to be able to give you the right advice on what the possible treatments are. There are several wonderful hearing aids on the market that have exceptional technology and are very discreet; if hearing aids are an option in his case. If you don't know of an Audiologist in your area, then please let me know and i will gladly refer you. Tell him to not give up hope there are many good professionals as well as products available that could assist with his recovery.

Please feel free to write to me if you have any further questions or if you need the referral (izabelle@widex.co.za)

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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