- Q How is hearing impairment diagnosed in infants?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyWith the advent of universal newborn hearing screening, all children should have their hearing screened before they leave the hospital. Make sure that your baby was screened and that the results were normal. If the hearing screen is not passed, then you... Full Answer
- Q How can I help protect my hearing?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineJust as overtaxed joints wear out faster than those that are gently strengthened and stretched, ears become damaged if they're overexposed to loud noise. Protect your hearing by eating folate-rich foods -- found in leafy green veggies, egg yolks,... Full Answer
- Q What are the different types of hearing loss?
Dr. David Vernick, OtolaryngologyThere are two basic types of hearing loss, sensorineural and conductive. Many people have a combination, especially as they age. These people are said to have mixed hearing loss. Hearing loss that is strictly due to aging is called presbycusis, a form of... Full Answer
- Q What are the risks of having cochlear implant (CI) surgery?
Dr. David Vernick, OtolaryngologyThe cochlear implant procedure carries some risks. Cochlear implant patients are more susceptible to bacterial meningitis (an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain) caused by Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Experts strongly recommend that... Full Answer
- Q How can I choose a good hearing aid?
Your audiologist will most likely help you in choosing the best hearing aid. Choosing a hearing aid depends partly on how much hearing loss you have, how small you want the aid to be, and the situations in which you intend to use it. Some hearing aids... Full Answer