Preparation Before Surgery: You should first have a hearing evaluation to determine the type and amount of your hearing loss. The process begins with a medical and audiologic examination. The medical examination may be performed by any licensed physician including your family doctor or pediatrician, but preferably should be done by an ear, nose, and throat specialist (an otolaryngologist). You will need an examination of your ear, nose, and throat and possibly other testing to rule out any medical reason for your hearing loss, such as infection, injury or deformity, ear wax in the ear canal, and, in rare cases, tumors. You will receive documentation of your medical exam and a statement that says you are a hearing aid candidate. An audiological exam, or audiogram, involves a hearing evaluation by a hearing health professional who specializes in evaluation, non-medical treatment, and rehabilitation of hearing loss (an audiologist) to identify the type and amount of your hearing loss, to determine the need for medical/surgical treatment and/or referral to a licensed physician, and to provide rehabilitation of the hearing loss.
Estimated Recovery Time: 1 day
Estimated Hospital Stay: No hospitalization necessary
What to do After Surgery: Proper maintenance and care is important in extending the life of your hearing aids. Avoid using solvents, alcohol, or water on hearing aids because they can cause damage to the internal electronics of the hearing aid. Avoid exposing hearing aids to heat because this can damage them. For example, leaving them in sun or in the car, placing them in or near a microwave or conventional oven, or using a hair dryer on them. Clean hearing aids as instructed. Earwax and ear drainage can damage your aids. Avoid using hairspray and other hair care products while wearing your hearing aids. Turn off your hearing aids when not in use. Replace dead batteries immediately. Keep batteries and hearing aids away from children and pets. Visit your hearing healthcare professional on a regular basis to have your hearing aids inspected.
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English Speaking: Fluent English
Years of Experience: 20 years
Qualifications: Medicine at Universidad Estatal de Cuenca
PHD in Audiology at Stanford University, Minnesota
Auditory Electrophysiology, Spain
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