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Tips for good hearing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hai.. good evening... this isXXXX..
Doctor :   hi XXXX
User :   I work at a callcenter.. so i wish, my ears would be more alert..
User :   so is there any tips from your side... so i could be a better listener...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   Iam 24, Male.. n am working as a XXXX.. n i reside @ XXXX
User :   and iam single
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do any one in your family has hearing loss problem
User :   none of them has the problem...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There is something called Occupational cause of hearing loss
User :   i see..
Doctor :   But that is mainly in construction and factory work
Doctor :   and recreationla noise like in music concerts
Doctor :   I hope you are not exposed to these
User :   no iam not...
Doctor :   and there is nothing like screening test for hearing
Doctor :   except in newly born babies
Doctor :   But if a person is too concerned
Doctor :   the doctor advises a test called
Doctor :   Audiometry
Doctor :   test
Doctor :   To determine ones ability to hear and the extent of hearing loss,
Doctor :   If you mean to prevent the hearing loss in future
Doctor :   what you can do is
Doctor :   Get an ENT check up once in every 6 months for wax removal
Doctor :   dont use medicines without the prescription
Doctor :   by a doctor
Doctor :   because there are some medicines which are ototoxic( hearing loss causing)
User :   yeah i had been to a doctor, long ago for the wax removal...
Doctor :   Dont clean wax by yourself and never introduce anything in the ear
User :   no i haven't tried anything myself... on my own...
Doctor :   It is recommended however, that adults be screened at least every decade through age 50 and at 3-year intervals thereafter.
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you
Doctor :   with
User :   okie... I hope its better to visit a doctor for wax removal.. now.. n apart frm that is there any other advice to get my ears more alert..?
Doctor :   It is recommended however, that adults be screened at least every decade through age 50 and at 3-year intervals thereafter.
User :   okay... thanks for the suggestions..
Doctor :   so get the audiometery test atleast once in 10 years
Doctor :   and every
Doctor :   thre years there after
Doctor :   There is a friend referral contest going on. You can win prizes if you refer maximum number of your friends in a day. You can also win Rs. 1000/- per week if the number of your referrals is highest in the week. There will be a form coming up on your screen now.There is a button to import contacts from your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL ID's. Please refer your friends to this service with a click of the button and importing contacts instead of entering the email ids manually.
User :   okay...
User :   thanks for the advice..
User :   bye now...
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