Suffering from hearing loss that developed when contracted Thyroid. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hello, My name is XXXXXXX My Mother who is aged about 55 yrs suffers from severe hearing loss in both her ears. This is a condition that she developed late in her teens (20-25 yrs) and it reportedly started when she contracted a severe case of Typhoid when she was at the age. Though she manages a completely normal life, I would like to explore the option of having this checked by an expert and if there is any option of a surgery/ treatment that can help her regain hearing with using specalized hearing aids, I would like to explore it. I have approached there hearing clinics which sell hearing aids but their testing and expertise is only to the extend of prescribing whether a device will help or not. I am trying to consult an expert who can assisit with this.
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Conductive hearing loss has better successful results than sensory hearing loss. Hence surgical treatment is more apt for conductive hearing loss.
If your mother has sensory hearing loss, hearing aids can improve her condition depending on percentage of hearing loss.
She needs to undergo a few tests such as audiometry which can record the type of hearing loss as well as the severity of hearing loss.
The test can be performed by ENT surgeons.
okay Doctor, would you recommend any avenues i should start with first?
You can visit a multidisciplinary hospital or a medical college.
A medical college/university would be more better.
appreciate the suggestion Doctor, i'm based at Bangalore...would you recommened any in particular?
The first step towards finding the treatment would be to understand the type and severity of hearing loss.
Which part of Bangalore are you located?
South- JP Nagar
St.John's Hospital would be good.
Alternatives would be ENT doctors at Apollo or Fortis.
Alright, i will fix an appointment for the resident ENT at St.John's and start from there, will keep Apollo & Fortis as option 2...thank you for pointing me in the direction Doctor, can i refer back to you specifically once there are some reports to consider?
This would be the third option, I would suggest.
The last one is of XXXXX XXXXXXX
He is one of the specialist registered with us.
You may consult him and if needed take opinion online using our portal.
Hope this helps you.
Do you have any other question?
Thank you doctor, this helps...none at this point
You are welcome.
Thanks for consulting me.
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