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Symptoms of Presbyaccusis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doc
Doctor :   hi how can we help you
User :   my aunt has a prob with her ear for years now.can you help pls?
Doctor :   pls tell me more regarding it
User :   she keeps complaining tht she keeps hearing some sound inside her ear.
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occpation: ;
User :   her age is 47,she is a housewife,
Doctor :   the time since she has been having tis
User :   more than 10 yrs.had been operated on both the ears
Doctor :   what kind of sound is it like someone speaking or noise kind
Doctor :   what was the operation performed
Doctor :   noise like constant buzzzing
User :   sometimes it is like flight sound or sometimes drum
Doctor :   has her hearing deteriorated?
Doctor :   was the surg performed for the same or something like discharge from the ear
User :   no prob in hearing......thr was a hole in the ear drum for which surgery was performed......
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other symptoms like dizziness, headache,
User :   headache happens sometimes
Doctor :   there are three possibilities Otosclerosis/ Menieres disease/ or Presbyacusis.
Doctor :   in the first two cases they require surgery only then it will be relieved
User :   ok
Doctor :   and in the last case its age related so the patient needs to get accoustomed to it
Doctor :   well for any of these you will need to see the ENT physician since he will
User :   is this disease causing the sound in her ear?whr can i take her for treatment?
Doctor :   do a few investigations and tests and then be able to help you
User :   will thr be any prob in hearing in future?
Doctor :   all these will cause a constant noise in the ear
Doctor :   it can deteriorate
User :   wht kind of test and investigation doc?
Doctor :   ear examination, and noise hearing test
Doctor :   then it will be clear
User :   she has undergone audiometry and CT scan.but all reports are normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then it looks more like the last condition
Doctor :   Presbyaccusis
User :   oh!then wht is the treatment for it?
Doctor :   this is age related with time the patient will get accoustomed to the noise
Doctor :   conditioning the patient
User :   but she is only 44.sorry for the wrong info before
User :   she is hearing the sound since 2005
Doctor :   the age changes
will start sooner if the patient has had a diseased aer
Doctor :   is it crackling kind of noise
User :   no doc
Doctor :   ok i still go with the last condition
Doctor :   well an opinion with the ENT physician will do her good.
User :   the sound is like clouds cracking or sometimes water gushing out periodically
Doctor :   prior to audiometry did the doc examine the ear
User :   yes doc....then the physician suggested for audiometry
User :   docs at a renowed hospital have gave up.
Doctor :   ok then what has the doc suggested
User :   audiometry report was normal.
Doctor :   no did the doc mention something reg the diagnosis
User :   yes,docs ve told her to switch on the radio / tv to subdue the noise in the ear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats it
Doctor :   it requires the compliance of the patient
User :   but she is not able to bear the noise.
Doctor :   like the TV noise
Doctor :   there are external noise boxes are available
User :   wht are those doc?
Doctor :   which will be help full in the long term only
Doctor :   they are applied on the mastoid process aand a constant noise is induced
User :   is it some kind of external ear device tht she needs to use?
Doctor :   external devices aid in hearing loss but if it pure extra sounds that she hears
Doctor :   they may not
Doctor :   The external noise boxes are available but thre is minimal knowledge about them to me
Doctor :   I shall get back to you with some details
User : do i get the external noise box treatment done for her?
User :   yes doc pls do let me know abt external noise boxes.Shd i give u my email id?
User :   yes correct
Doctor :   Ok
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User :   i sent the feedback
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   We shall get back what best can be done
User :   thank you doc for the help
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