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Ear nerve damaged - 60%, Any way of improving hearing loss other than hearing aid?

I am a 24yr old , male, suffering from hearing loss. Consultation with ENT specialists & Audiometry has revealed that both my ear nerves have been damaged to 60% & is incurable. Audiometry report says Normal compliance, normal Middle ear function with Moderate degree of Sensorineural Impairment.
I would like to ask you that other than using Hearing Aid (suggested by ENT specialists), is there any way of improving the Hearing Loss & the damaged nerves?
I have undergone a surgery in the 1995 regarding Tonsils & the Adenoid gland has been removed.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.

I have gone through your query regarding hearing loss by 60%, And it is Sensory neural loss as you have been told by your ENT doctor. Usually in such cases hearing aid is the choice of treatment. But you are not in favour of using hearing aid so you may consult Ent surgeon who are doing cochlear implant. They will examine you and after some relevent investigations if it appears as your sensory part of chochla is diseased than you may be a suitable candidate for cochlear implant.

In cochlear implants also your same nerve is used for conducting the sound, the test like Pure tone audimetery tell us about type of hearing loss ( conductive and Sensory neural ), and the amount of loss. This can't tell about share of sensory and neural separately.

I hope you are now clear about limitations of each modality.

Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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