How do I manage by cholesteatoma on a daily basis?


If you have cholesteatoma, you need to schedule a surgery as soon as possible in order to prevent the cyst from growing. If you have hearing loss as a result of your cholesteatoma, there are several options you can use to manage your disability on a daily basis.


  Sign language and lip reading: These options allow you to communicate with others despite a hearing difficulty.

  Technological devices: Closed captioning and alarm systems that use lights instead of sound can be used to help you deal with your hearing loss.

  Lifestyle modification: Being aware of how your hearing loss affects your daily life can help you modify your lifestyle for less frustration. For instance, you can call a theater to see what support is provided for the hard of hearing before you attend a show.



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