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Not able to understand loud speech. Have nerve weakness. Hearing aid advised. Any other options?

Hello, i m sagar 21yrs i sometimes dont understand loud words but softly i can unnderstand & sometimes softly words also i cant understand. all words appear to me similar. i cant talk on mobile too which i regret mostly.
i consulted doc's they say its nerve weak & advised hearing aid which i m ashamed of wearing.!
though i wore it for 1 month but loud noise couldnt help me. pls suggest..
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
you should go complete hearing assesment including PTA , SPEACH AUDIOMETRY,SPECIAL AUDIOLOGICAL TEST TO RULE OUT WHICH TYPE OF SENSORY HEARING LOSS IF REQUIRE GO FOR TYMPANOMETRY AND IQ TEST.
AFTER CONFIRM DIAGNOSIS DIGITAL HEARING AID SHOULD USE
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. A.K. Srivastava's  Response
Hello

Thanks for writing to h.c.m.

I have gone through your query regarding difficulty in understanding spoken words some times for loud & some times for light sounds, you also feel difficulty in conversation on mobile phone also.

Your all above symptoms are clearly indicating that you are having loss of differentiation of heard sound and you can't differentiate phonetically balanced words. This is characterstic of sensorineural deafness . I think your doctor had very correctly adviced you for hearing aid but if you are interested for alternative way of treatment than you may consult your E.N.T. specialist for cochlear implant.

I hope above answered your query.

Regards.
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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