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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-15-06 10:32 AM
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Hi kids!!
I'm hoh. Started when I was in my 20's - sensory neural hearing loss. It's been fairly progressive. I can read lips a little (self-taught) and CC TV is a GREAT, when it works properly. Hearing aids don't help - they just amplify gibberish and drive me crazy.

Soooo, I'm wondering how you guys are dealing with the utube thing. Lately I'm clicking on links which are utube videos. :cry: without any commentary other than 'that's great' etc.



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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-17-06 05:17 PM
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1. I don't understand why hearing aids don't help.
Sensory neural hearing loss is a very common type of hearing loss, and modern hearing aids are available to deal with it.

Mine filter out the noise and help immensely.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 01:03 PM
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2. Can you give me some more info
brand, etc. Were you fitted with them from an otologist or audiologist? Both told me that I'm not a candidate :shrug: I'm almost totally deaf in one ear. Thanks :hi:
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 02:08 PM
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3. An audiologist
Here in Denver. He was recommended to me by my regular doctor. The hearing-aid brand is Starkey, which I believe is the biggest company in the biz.

I wrote a longish essay about my experiences here: http://www.dvorkin.com/essays/hearing.html

Not that any of this proves anything. Your case may be entirely different from mine. Still, it would probably be a good idea to get some other medical opinions.
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