Deafness/Hearing Impairment/One side Deafness

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Dear Sir,
my name is Biru  I am 25yr old. i am facing ear deafness from last 7 months.First 3 months i found eye problem means i struggled a lot to concentrate for first 7 to 10 secs. then graduaaly auomaticly i overcomes this problem.  then suddenly  observed  ringing in my right ear.& after 3 months ringing stops & i found my ear is completely in deafness. I had gone to Ent hospital. But they are not sure that Whether my ear is going to cure or not
Now what wll i do. i am facing a lot of problem in listening from 1 ear. please help me how can it will be cured

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Dear Birupakhya,

The symptoms you describe are medical, and more appropriate for an ENT to answer.

In the United States, a drug known as prednisone is sometimes used for sudden deafness.  However, the most important cause of your eye and ear disorders need to be diagnosed before treatment can be accurately prescribed.

There are also hearing aids that send sound from the deaf ear to the good ear, so that you can hear from both sides.  You will need to consult with an audiologist to see if this would be appropriate for you.

Again, the first thing is to get a correct diagnosis of your overall problem.   Perhaps try a different ENT if available, and follow the recommendations.

Depending on the ENT's diagnosis and recommendations, see  a  good audiologist about obtaining a hearing aid which delivers sound from the deaf  side to the hearing side.

I wish you the best of luck,

Sincerely,

Levi A. Reiter, Ph.D.

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Levi A. Reiter, Ph.D.

Expertise

I am a full Professor of Audiology at Hofstra University and also in private practice. I can answer questions regarding hearing loss, auditory diagnoses, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, deafness

Experience

I have been teaching audiology at Hofstra University for 33 years. I have been in private practice for 31 years. I do hearing assessments, auditory diagnostic tests which are physiological, e.g., ABR, OAEs, etc. I also have over 30 years experience in fitting, and dispensing hearing aids.

Organizations
ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Associaton AAA (American Academy of Audiology)

Publications
My articles have appeared in: Journal of Auditory Research J of Speech and Hearing Disorders J of Speech and Hearing Research The Hearing Journal J of the American Tinnitus Association The ASHA Leader Plus.......

Education/Credentials
I have a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and two post-doctoral fellowships from NIH and NICHD. I am Board Certified by the American Academy of Audiology, and hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. I also have numerous professional publications in the field of Audiology.

Awards and Honors
Fellowship from the National Institute of Health Sciencess Fellowship from the National Institute of Child Development Scholarships from the U of Rochester, Connecticut College Faculty Development grants from Hofstra U. The Scholars Award from the American Academy of Audiology The ACE award from the American Speech & Hearing Association

Past/Present Clients
Not sure what this means. I see clients of all ages and from all parts of the world.

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