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Deafness and hearing loss forum

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  • December 12, 2016
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Hi Kaz, I have had two bouts of alopecia in the past 3yrs. So that job is not possible. Suffer depression, tinnitus, and tiredness. They will then be fitted ready for you to come home to you or on the day you return home. so now were back at having hearing aids fitted… Black Triangle believes that if a disabled person was found fit for work, despite one of the new letters being submitted by their GP, and then experienced a deterioration in their condition, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) could be liable for damages. Television producers hunt for unsympathetic examples of unemployed people – in this case, on a street in Birmingham; they portray them in the worst possible light; and they fuel the pervasive sense that people on benefits are feckless scroungers.

Within this time, I also managed a 300+ access auditing project for Brighton & Hove Council. We need to show, he argues, that we are as good as the rest. Another deaf adult who knows their rights would do all these things, and then some. In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. We wish her every success for the future. In practice Atos Healthcare will generally try to arrange medicals by telephone and may leave misleading messages warning you that your benefit may be affected if you do not return their calls. The coalition wants the Government to: –  Learn from the mistakes it made with WCA and ensure the assessment for PIP is as fair and as clear as possible to avoid costly tribunals, more anxiety and ill health –  Get Universal Credit (UC) right, ensuring disabled people don’t lose out on vital income in the transition to UC –  Provide a lasting solution to the crisis in social care which has endured years of chronic underfunding.

She had a job as a waitress and would constantly complain, here’s a key example: Her boys gave her the uniform, but it was a size too small. Unfortunately we do not offer an advocacy service and we no longer have a legal case work team, so are unable to provide you with one to one support on this occasion. However we would encourage you to contact The Disability Law Service or alternatively the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) who can offer you further help and support for queries relating to the Equality Act and to Human Rights. Please keep us posted with the outcome and if you need any further advice, please do not hesitate to contact us on on 0808 808 0123 (Telephone), 0808 808 9000 (Text phone) or email helpline@hearingloss.org.uk for further information. Upon arriving at Westminster tube station, I was at once overwhelmed with how touristic London had become. Also should I go back and ask for support or is it better to go without support and prove how difficult communication is for me. Claimants beginning treatment should be reviewed after 12 months, or sooner if they have already started their therapy.

Thank you for your help. Again these sections make no reference to a working environment, and ask questions relating to every day domestic situations. I applied at start of sept and had my appointment today. I havent chased it with them never mind with an mp. I think its fair enough that if u have someone with you already why do u need an extra note taker. Ben & Jerry’s is no stranger to creative ice cream titles. My assessor was really good she was quite clearly deaf aware and spoke clearly enounciating every word and making sure she looked at me as she talked to me at my request.

It is this property which has been attributed as the cause for its effect on tinnitus. She said “you’ve failed the security questions and hung up without giving me any chance of response! Przeciętny Amerykanin wyda na dekoracje, kostiumy i słodycze 79,82 dolarów, więcej niż w ubiegłym roku (72,31 dolarów). Whilst I she did say I can communicate she did seem to appreciate where the difficulties lie. ask anyone i work with if they think i can communicate and you will get a resounding no! After all a bad decision can have serious effects of lives.losing homes, losing family, losing opportunities to work etc, which is dire for deaf as it is. I went in alone.

I was not asked for any medical reports, and like Leanne said, they basically just go through the form, she appeared to be very good and thorough, even inviting me to expand further on difficulties I have. I think I “failed” the hearing test at the end though, as I didnt hear the first test, got the word wrong, as she came closer, and only got it right when she was by my side. I have emailed you direct on the helpline, if you or your colleagues could get back to me on either of the email addresses I have given, I would gratefully appreciate it. StevePattison1 wrote: I have just had my assessment this morning. Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction is integral to ME / ICD-CFS pathology (29) and includes blurred and double vision, with difficulty in focusing and visual accomodation; eyes may be dry and eyelids are often swollen and painful. I was not asked for any medical reports, and like Leanne said, they basically just go through the form, she appeared to be very good and thorough, even inviting me to expand further on difficulties I have. His response?

I’m praying all lyme disease cause tinnitus damage from the psych drugs are behind me. In fact the latest NHS scheme involves using such private services to deal with the backlog of people with hearing loss. She was the stepdaughter-in-law of New York City’s public advocate at the time, Betsy Gotbaum. basically yes, she stood a little way back too so she wasnt right behind me, a couple of steps away. Tinnitus can be tinnitus music halucinations objective or subjective. Please read this thread from last year. Indeed, w hen establishing criteria for the assessment, it is vital to understand how combined sight and hearing impairments limit a person’s ability to adapt to and manage individual sensory impairments, thereby multiplying the effect and leading to a unique disability.

I get ESA Support group for PTSD. Highest sources of zinc milligrams per 100 grams EXTERNAL REMEDIES Hyssop: Hot decoction vapours wil variable tinnitus disappear hyssop are often used as a natural remedy for tinnitus. Others have been consistently unable to achieve his good results with this procedure, and it is only rarely performed now. Even though they were closed formally in 1930, people still resided in them (100,000 in 1939, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/…) it was not until the creation of the National Assistance Act of 1948 (http://en.wikipedia.org/…), and the creation of the social welfare state that the last workhouse was closed. but when I applied for DLA, I got a letter back saying I failed, because my original ESA, scored no points. I received a very kind gift from Patrice, Bob and Kirby – a pretty seashell for my New Ear Day, very appropriately reminiscent of a cochlea – and beautifully polished until it shone. Now we here that IDS has failed again in his new benefit roll out, costing 20 million or something, his lies about people getting back to work.


Its still in the courts, to publish the figures, of the people that have lost their lives fighting claims. The responsibility for this part of the process rests with ATOS so any complaint will need to dealt with by them. But Osborne said at the beginning in his spending review that this is about cutting DLA by 20%, others later adding that the DLA bill is ‘unsustainable.’ That has nothing to do with fraud – DLA has one the lowest rates of fraud for any benefit. I find the N frame too large but the K/L fits me perfect. It’s amazing there are people who don’t know ATOS and the DWP are two different organisations. The idea is to confuse claimants and deter them from claiming, via delays, misunderstandings and downright determination to be duplicit. I still say we need legal representation at any DWP claim.

We also need a dedicated legal set up, and it looks like the RAD and AOHL are not equipped for that, all they do is refer us back to the systems that make life difficult for us, the RAD only supporting deaf signers which leave the majority unsupported which raises the question are they being selective who they help ? I personally have no objections to the prescribing of a tranquilliser because of a visit to a dentist or a flight and so on but to prescribe over long time periods courts disaster for many. no-fee basis ? All content, how to beat tinnitus test graphics, and information is for general informational purposes and is not intended for use as a diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional. and what dose should I take daily? Acupuncture, hydrotherapy, gentle regular non aerobic exercise eg walking cycling swimming. Just had the following info.

(Not sure if we can quote like this but it is from the Benefits and Work group). page: nae. Deaf do not stand a chance, they have challenged disability, and insisted culture is the cure-all, but they will drag us all down with them. But the surest signs that panic is beginning to set in is the fact that Capita have now more than doubled the pay they are offering to assessors in their attempt to get on top of the backlog. Capita health professionals now have a ‘new incentive scheme’ which means they can earn up to £900 a day. Not bad for physiotherapists more accustomed to earning £40 an hour. In addition, the DWP have rewritten their guidance to assessors in the hope of persuading them to carry out fewer face-to-face medicals and assess more people just on paper evidence, backed up by a telephone call to the claimant to get additional information where necessary.

Currently 98% of PIP assessments are face-to-face, but the DWP is aiming for this figure to drop to around 75%. You will need to give one copy of the recording to the Health Professional undertaking your consultation, at the end of the consultation. We’ll be updating our guide to claiming PIP with more information about how decisions will be made about who gets a face-to-face medical and also with suggestions about how to deal with a phone call from a PIP health professional, by the end of the week. Tough luck if you are deaf AFTER formative education no one will believe you. It makes it even more vital that PIP ‘How your disability affects you’ forms are completed in as much detail as possible and that you get medical evidence if you can. I don’t know how we will be assessed by interview. you negate all claims if you do that.

My husband has just texted me to say that he had a call for me this morning at home following from my assessment last week. I don’t think it was actually from the health assessor but from the company in general as a ‘customer care’ follow up call. Needless to say, hubby said “she’s profoundly deaf and can’t use the phone”. It can be overwhelming trying to remember every small thing. As I didn’t actually provide a copy of a diary when I made my initial application, before I attended my appointment last week, I made further notes to support my case using the heading as on the PIP form and handed this in at my appointment. When you are filling out your form, they are not really looking at what your disability is, but what you can and cannot do for yourself. Also if you have time to get copies of any notes or audiograms from your hospital I suggest you do.

Hi, Is it true that they don’t even consider your deafness under the mobility questions? 1 Total deafness and loss of either both legs or both arms. I have to say that she didn’t really question me on that at the assessment. I did ask her if we were going to talk about that but she fobbed me off apparently (Hubby said she kept repeating that she had looked at / got a copy of my form). And then we had had a hour for the assessment and “thank you very much” – escorted out the door. I asked hubby about the hearing test, apparently after I stood in the corner of the room, she measured out a certain distance in steps then carried out the test. The central issue of law with which this appeal is concerned is whether the ½ or one litre carton full of liquid to be picked up and moved under descriptors 4(a) and 4(b) in Schedule 2 the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (the “ESA Regs”) is a closed or open carton.

Even after that, I still couldn’t get the word she was saying when I was lip-reading her. Will I get a copy of what was discussed in the meeting when I get the letter about the outcome? JaneWadey1 wrote: Hi, Is it true that they don’t even consider your deafness under the mobility questions? Claimant had “loose bodies” in the joint of the knee, which needed periodically “washing out”. I have to say that she didn’t really question me on that at the assessment. I did ask her if we were going to talk about that but she fobbed me off apparently (Hubby said she kept repeating that she had looked at / got a copy of my form). And then we had had a hour for the assessment and “thank you very much” – escorted out the door.

I asked hubby about the hearing test, apparently after I stood in the corner of the room, she measured out a certain distance in steps then carried out the test. I couldn’t hear her but when she got right behind me, I said to her, I know you are there because her shadow was on the wall beside me ! Even after that, I still couldn’t get the word she was saying when I was lip-reading her. Will I get a copy of what was discussed in the meeting when I get the letter about the outcome? The whole thing looks very suspect to me. From what we read the only responses you get, are yes you qualify, or no you don’t. I am staggered the ‘assessor’ is not able to produce proof of any knowledge of hearing loss or medical issues and reads from a form ticking boxes.

Ideally you should demand to know how qualified he or she is to assess your issue, if that individual cannot produce bona fide and verifiable proof of that, then the assessment should not go ahead. IT is not enough they can read off a form ! Increasingly it looks like my demand that no assessments should take place without legal representation needs to be campaigned for. Management is the only option In general, doctors use a combination of the following:- 1) Lifestyle changes – Slow down and to avoid physical and psychologic stress. Another aspect,is to film proceedings, this can be used in court to prove/disprove the assessment was carried out correctly. I will be filming them when they come to interview my disabled son for PIP, and warned them in advance their credentials would have to be forwarded to me first to determine if they are qualified to do such an assessment.. Should make interesting reading.

As far as I know the ATOS contract will be rewritten to suit whatever organisation takes on the job. Later this year by the sound of it. At that stage we should campaign to have all the silliness written out of it.

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Deafness and hearing loss forum

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  • December 9, 2016
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I am 32 and have been unable to work for 8 years with various problems… A few days after receiving that letter, a lady from JCP phoned me to confirm I had received the letter, to read out some formal statements over the phone to me and to inform me that I would be receiving a “Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire” form (ESA50), from JCP, to complete and return so that I could be assessed. It is possible that the bureaucrat will claim that you said something that you didn’t – or claim that you didn’t say something that you did – through a misunderstanding or otherwise. So that’s it then. Pulsatile tinnitus is a almost always a VASCULAR condition, where a normal ear is hearing abnormal blood flow in its viscinity. The fact is that ATOS for all their size and prestige are merely hired to do a job. This was accompanied by a severe depression which I’d never experienced before.

I think that’s because I know the whole thing is a charade that has nothing at all to do with finding out what support you need and everything to do with moving the goalposts to cut 20% off the DLA bill. This was the Halliday case after Beccy Halliday the young woman who carried it through. I’m sorry to read how you feel and would like to assure you that throughout this process we meet repeatedly with Ministers and officials from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on a number of occasions to express our grave concern at welfare reform. There is nowhere on the PIP application form where deaf people can describe their affliction. So – late November. This involves setting out in some detail the assistance one needs with the daily business of getting through the day as a deaf person. List all the things we cannot do because of the effect of deafness on us or because of people’s perceptions of us as deaf employees.

He investigated and ascertained it was my stress levels which had undone all the compensating my brain had achieved to recover my balance (it has to rewire past the damaged vestibular system). The “trick” with the application is don’t describe how you cope or get help. They were great and very informative. The reader will ultimately be looking to establish which descriptors are met, based upon the information you give and evidence you supply to support what you are saying. He confirmed everything I’d said on the form. Take your Blue Badge, latest V11 vehicle licensing reminder from DVLA or DLA404 from the Department of Work and Pensions when you apply for your card. Sometimes, severe fatigue may come on very suddenly and can drain you of all your energy.

There have been various DLA Commissioner’s decisions regarding deaf people’s needs which have become precedents. In other words another Commissioner cannot come along and say something different. Once a decision has been made it is there for all time. In particular, at night‑time, she referred to him often waking with leg and hip pain. I explained that I now had to go because I was meeting someone, wisely omitting that I was late. They don’t want to know what you can do or how well you can cope, they want to hear what you CANNOT do, like telephones (forget Typetalk) or talking to people in the dark… Note: it is not enough for a doctor to simply state that their patient is disabled.

The decision discusses past case law concerning the point at which a decision is effective. Last week I emailed the below (forwarded) message to some of the recipients named above and received no response except from Hounslow’s Advocacy team. she told me she makes the report but the decision is not hers. Your need is for someone to watch over you and keep you safe. How do you manage in a train station? Can you ask for help and understand the answer? Water activity limbs (WAL), also known as ‘wet legs’, are especially designed to be safe and durable in a wet environment.

The problem I can see arising is that we are going to have to reinvent the wheel all over again! It’s got a limited life this thread Andy, April next year the allowance disappears. As unpaid internships and expensive Masters’ qualifications become gateways to TV careers, it is the privileged who are commissioning the shows who are airbrushing out the reality of modern Britain. to include the ‘Universal reduction allowances’ too ! Charity has to make a stand on this, so far only the NDCS is taking this stand for us all. The guards found out afterwards that he was actually deaf…. As AOHL is the largest for those with hearing loss, I believe they should be actively lobbying for court action against the Government on our behalf, even referring I D Smith to the human rights court along with Cameron for hate crimes against UK Disabled and deaf people.

Its all very entertaining and such good fun. There are those of us who may not know much about it so it is interesting to read how it started, who is entitled to it and why. Thank you for explaining. I gave her advice a while back and she just laughed me off with sub tweets. Maybe re-title it the PIP thread ? to include the ‘Universal reduction allowances’ too ! Charity has to make a stand on this, so far only the NDCS is taking this stand for us all.

Kudos to STAGETEXT for all their hard work in order to overcome barriers on an united and equal basis, so we could enjoy this experience we would never had been able to fully enjoy or understand without them. As AOHL is the largest for those with hearing loss, I believe they should be actively lobbying for court action against the Government on our behalf, even referring I D Smith to the human rights court along with Cameron for hate crimes against UK Disabled and deaf people. The real ‘Frauds; are in Westminster and the City of London. What annoys me is that in 1998 it took hours of work, no less than seven different legal consultants plus the CAB and 14 months to get DLA. 2.1.4.3 However the private provider has been “chasing” this vulnerable claimant, and telling her that she must attend the interviews. It was so hard to get that I decided to make a study of it and pass the information on to other deaf people how to overcome the “trick”. It took me a number of years but eventually I got it figured and I have been able to help a lot of other people since.

But…. that knowledge will soon become useless because the PIP scheme seems to be scrapping all that and starting again from scratch. So I will have to do the same to bring my information up to the accuracy required. After another 10 days of increasing ringing, I took myself off the Cymbalta and white noise tinnitus mp3 a holding pattern, trying to detox from it and hoping that the ear ringing stop. Cornishandy wrote: What annoys me is that in 1998 it took hours of work, no less than seven different legal consultants plus the CAB and 14 months to get DLA. I was one of the first deaf people to apply round here and nobody knew how to do it! It was so hard to get that I decided to make a study of it and pass the information on to other deaf people how to overcome the “trick”.

It took me a number of years but eventually I got it figured and I have been able to help a lot of other people since. AOHL has refused so far to treat us as a separate issue to SI areas. that knowledge will soon become useless because the PIP scheme seems to be scrapping all that and starting again from scratch. So I will have to do the same to bring my information up to the accuracy required. More bumph that we have to read. They are going to HAVE to justify, “Deaf can do anything but hear…” the gauntlet is thrown down…. PROVE it !

We admit regularly to hospital with an inability to care for self”. They have already succeed in scaring near 15% from claiming what is rightful entitlement, including elderly and sick people. Lol! Yes. All the man was asked to do was to confirm that his patient was profoundly deaf! • Constrict your blood vessels — By constricting your veins, it helps stop bleeding, and may also benefit those who suffer from hemorrhoids and varicose veins. In other words, if the government doesn’t like the carefully thought-through decisions of some of the highest courts in the land, they will simply cancel the benefit and move the goalposts.

And AOHL’s vice-president joined in with these bullies. Or care at night. If this is not implemented correctly, there will be a significant number of unnecessary and costly appeals. If not then DLA rules apply. Your need is for someone to watch over you and keep you safe. It may seem OK for a doctor to say “go for it, have fun!”, but only you know the characteristics of your symptoms. If people are not forced labour, there will no longer be the continual creation of commodities and the society and economy will collapse.

If your house catches fire in the night, would you know about it if there was nobody there? The CI comes in two parts; one internal, one external. The essential part of the formula is that people have to make an adjustment because of your deafness. So a smoke alarm won’t work for you, but a person waking you up will. This applies outside your home too. Its compo and rubbish rate at that. I am a long distance pistol shooter.

That’s a complete waste of time for deaf people, they need a visual means of knowing that there is a change to the arrangements. They may have to ask someone what is happening. Therefore people have to make an adjustment to their behaviour to accommodate the disability of deafness. That’s how it works. Where is the clinical severe life-restricting anxiety in many of these? One might almost say underhand. The action of a Government that doesn’t really care about disabled people so long as it balances the books.

The ‘other person’ doesn’t need to be physically awake, just capable of hearing the alarm. Well, the fibro on its own wasn’t too bad for functioning. You’ll now find that the assessors consider a flashing alarm as a reasonable substitute for an other human being. These are available in packages to connect via a central unit for your bedside or pocket – door bell, smoke alarm, baby monitor, telephone, etc, etc. My own favourite is LISA (do a google search for Lisa Alarms) becuae it is so versatile. RNID Shop and/or Connevans may well have other similar type items available. Smoker wrote: The ‘other person’ doesn’t need to be physically awake, just capable of hearing the alarm.

However, the DLA rules are being tightened considerably. You’ll now find that the assessors consider a flashing alarm as a reasonable substitute for an other human being. This should be challenged. The original judgement by the LCJ was that deaf people who qualified for DLA did so because hearing people needed to make an adjustment for their “bodily function” of deafness. Nobody else, not even the police is allowed to erase it either. Hearing people don’t have them but they do provide them. There is an express direction somewhere or other in the Commissioner’s Decisions that things like electronic aids are not to be counted.

In other words they can’t say that because someone has an alarm they are 100% safe from hazards during the night. What one person expects is not comparable with what others have. A hearing person would infallibly rouse them from bed and guide them through the darkness. That’s exactly what the LCJ was talking about. My own experience with alarms is that they are not 100% reliable in any case. The Bellman Visit is the best I have had but even so it occasionally fails to go off, usually due to a bad electrical connection that has worsened over time. You can’t reasonably expect people to test their fire alarm every day and so the machine may well fail to respond.

I have stayed in hotels where I have been offered a suitcase-sized portable alarm with flashing light and bed shaker. Having the Injections did work for me, but i am unable to have any more. If the hotel fire alarm goes off it activates the alarm electronically and it is supposed to wake the deaf person up. No idea if it works or not, there’s no way of testing it! Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands, announced on 23 January 2015 that Transport Scotland and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) have agreed terms setting budgets and reimbursement rates to operators under the Scotland-wide Free Bus Travel Scheme for Older and Disabled People for a further two years. You can read Lady Hollis in the House Of Lords announcing the outcome of the Halliday case and predicting the future take up. Incidentally there is a discrepancy between these figures and the ones the Government is currently using.

The modern figure claims a huge rise but Lady Hollis says here that it was predicted. Thanks guys this is all proving very useful 🙂 What’s the best way to claim, by post or online, I would prefer the latter but just wondering if one gets priority over the other? Judge Hemingway finds that the answer lies in looking at the situation from the perspective of the relevant claimant taking into account the particular mental health problems which are said to create the difficulties in getting about. They concluded that because I could hear them in a small quite room when they spoke while standing behind me I was perfectly fine! It doesn’t work like that in the real world! Anyway, I didn’t challenge the decision at the time, something I regret now but never mind. It was argued by the claimant’s representative that the claimant would not receive a fair hearing because of possible perceived bias and that all set asides should be referred to a differently constituted tribunal.

I’m not gonna get my hopes up, but I have nothing to lose so might as well apply for it. Well, DLA is due to end next April for most people and then they will have to apply for PIP, about which we so far know very little. So unless you fancy doing the trip twice I would say wait for PIP. There is no automatic transfer from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment. Between October 2013 and March 2016 we will write to claimants already getting DLA to invite them to make a claim for Personal Independence Payment. They will be individually assessed against the new entitlement criteria. When you put it like that it sounds more worthwhile.

I strongly recommend that you do the application in collaboration with someone who has already done one for example the CAB. If you do it right and say the right things you should get it without an appeal. The trouble is I don’t actually know anyone else who is deaf! My whole life has been based around hearing people so I have no one to ask. Would the CAB be able to help then? I have read the guide written by AOHL and a few threads on here, which have given me lots of thing I can put down that do apply to me. There are some 400 essential oils extracted from plants all over the world.

The CAB usually have people who specialise in DLA applications, I strongly recommend you contact them as it can make all the difference between success and failure. They also have a specialist unit for backup ( I think at Sheffield) so that their advisors can get detailed information. Not all CAB units have these specialists but it is worth finding one who has done at least one application before. Also there are civil rights advisors who advise on DLA applications, often your council will have one. The way the deaf application is done is not quite the same as the others (because of Halliday) and so it’s essential that your advisor is aware of this. In addition you should get a report from a social worker, this will confirm that deafness is a serious issue for you. If you have a history of depression or anxiety then that can also be included and will need a medical report to back it up.

You should include an audiogram and an audiologists report if possible. Your own contribution should be pretty much an essay on how your deafness adversely affects your ability to lead an active social life, how it affects your ability to work with others and so on. The important point about this is that it must cover the trigger points that will guide the panel towards your grant of DLA. It was clear that Mr P was no longer able to undertake his work (which was computer-based), and his condition was unlikely improve in the foreseeable future. Cornishandy wrote: The CAB usually have people who specialise in DLA applications, I strongly recommend you contact them as it can make all the difference between success and failure. They also have a specialist unit for backup ( I think at Sheffield) so that their advisors can get detailed information. Not all CAB units have these specialists but it is worth finding one who has done at least one application before.

Also there are civil rights advisors who advise on DLA applications, often your council will have one. The way the deaf application is done is not quite the same as the others (because of Halliday) and so it’s essential that your advisor is aware of this. In addition you should get a report from a social worker, this will confirm that deafness is a serious issue for you. If you have a history of depression or anxiety then that can also be included and will need a medical report to back it up. You should include an audiogram and an audiologists report if possible. Your own contribution should be pretty much an essay on how your deafness adversely affects your ability to lead an active social life, how it affects your ability to work with others and so on. The important point about this is that it must cover the trigger points that will guide the panel towards your grant of DLA.

If you study the document I have linked to in an earlier message (newcastle.doc) you will get an insight into what they are looking for. I have never had a social worker, if I ask them to write me a report can they do it from just meeting me the once? I’ve been thinking of contacting them anyway to try out some TV loop systems. I can write to my hospital (Royal Free) for a report and audiogram. I was suppose to see them in June but had to cancel and they can’t see me again until next April, so where it says on the form have you seen anyone in the last 12 months I’d have to say no. I’ll see if I can get an earlier appointment with them or maybe say I need my aid adjusted urgently (which I do really, the volume needs increasing!) and then I could put that date down.

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Deafness and hearing loss forum

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  • December 8, 2016
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This group is open to anyone who has a cochlear implant or who is considering getting an implant. They have gone from being a research tool to an accepted mainstream treatment for severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Unlike a hearing aid, which acts simply to amplify sounds to allow people with mild/moderate hearing loss to hear more clearly, CI electrodes bypass the damaged parts of the hearing organ (the “cochlea”), and electrically stimulate the surviving auditory nerve. She lost all her hearing after contracting meningitis when she was 19 months old, and was amongst the first cohort of children in the UK to receive a unilateral cochlear implant when she was three years old. • buying equipment, that would not otherwise be available, for the specialist treatment of patients with ear, nose and throat disorders • training hospital staff in specialist areas, such as the advanced management of Tinnitus, special programming of cochlear implants and hearing aids and new programmes to assess children’s speech and language • providing specialist training for ear, nose and throat surgeons on state-of-the-art techniques that will bring long-term benefits to UK patients. Increased uptake of cochlear implants among adults would be one step towards this goal. Most patients do not suffer significant pain after the operation.

This is her story, told as it happens. Wowser!). I imagine the results will be very different for everyone depending type and degree of damage to the inner ear.

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Deafness and hearing loss forum

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  • November 30, 2016
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Hey guys! The censorship-happy government’s war on marijuana may be sorely misplaced, especially when considering all the other issues in need of focus. If you haven’t figured it out yet, everyone from medical doctors to alternative practitioners look in the ear for tinnitus. This is based on the observation that individuals who have used cocaine and heroin have previously used cannabis, and those that have used cannabis have previously used alcohol and tobacco. He initially tried reflux extracted oil, but the concentrated chlorophyll turned his digestive tract inside out. In one case, I thought it was the neighbors upstairs talking and singing enthusiastically until I turned off the bathroom fan to silence. When marijuana is consumed, the cannabinoids (such as THC) in the plant react with receptors in the brain.

In 2011, nearly 40% of 12th graders have reported to have tried out marijuana. After years of living with pain, I’m now well . Unfortunately it was not within the scope of the research to determine if cannabis use was causing depression or if the relationship instead reflects the association between cannabis use and social problems. at least 5 times, I sent him to Re-hab, to meetings and finally, I had him arrested. I did family history as a pastime and could not find an single family member that met the autistic criteria. Mind you, I am moving across the country, from east coast beaches to denver, so I have some driving. Because issues of communication and social interactions would be vague if the person had sensory loss too.

I was supposed to get pre vaccinated for rabies because of the woodsy things I do and primitive camping with family and Native American ceremonies. The team’s research, “Recreational marijuana use and acute ischemic stroke: A population-based analysis of hospitalized patients in the United States,” was published in the May issue of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. I gather AOHL got involved in the Autism area too ? It took SWIM a long time not to focus on it and to tune it out and SWIM imagines the same can be done with myodesopsia. My lad can hear a pin drop at 100 feet, and MY father had acute hearing. Correction. It was so obvious to us really, it was the only incident that occurred as a trigger.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. In general, therapeutic doses of cannabis have a cardioprotective effect, while very high doses of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous to the heart, especially in patients with pre-existing heart conditions. [As I write this I am aware that autism is still so little understood; I’m currently of the opinion that the MMR is unlikely to be linked to autism but my mind is open to any evidence either way – either due to specific research or due to new understanding of autism.] I think the difference is that in this case the person developed very clear physiological damage – i.e. the fever and nerve damage – whereas the general concensus currently (see above) seems to be that autism is neurological, i.e. Thereafter I had the condition. You could use cause tinnitus or heavy cannabis improve it? I don’t know, maybe in some individuals it could, but I do know that non-vaccination is far more dangerous – although if parents are offered three single vaccinations, that is of course no longer an issue.

CB1 receptors appear to negatively regulate the release of glutamate, and it is possible that their down-regulation during the development of tinnitus is responsible for the neuronal hyperactivity associated with the condition. Neurofibromatosis treatments with medical marijuana and cannabis, research information. While there is no scientific basis for this claim it is that many people complained that their tinnitus worse when smoking marijuana. MM, that doctor who said your son is autistic because you and his mother are deaf was an idiot! Parents tend to blame themselves far too much anyway; what on earth was he thinking?! I don’t know how I pulled myself out of it, but my body regained consciousness and felt quite weak for a few seconds afterwards. The practical upshot of all this is that talking of cannabis simply in terms of “potency” is meaningless, we need a totally different and far more sophisticated way to describe it.

Clin Pharmacokinet: 339. So the link between autism and MMR may simply be the age of the patient. In other words the autism was there already and only came to light at around the time the MMR vaccine was administered. Incidentally there is allegedly a similar indirect link between cannabis smoking and mental illness. There are many long-term health issues that come from the initiation of underage smoking. But it can also be said that many people with ongoing mental illness tend to withdraw and be unemployed. Like many other unemployed people they drift into drug use.

What I am saying here is that sometimes things are linked but not in the way we expect. One of my neighbours had a very disabled son and she always insisted that it had been caused by polio vaccine back in the 50’s. But the type of nervous degeneration that her son had was not the same type as that which was proven to be the result of being vaccinated. So she didn’t get compensation and had to bring her son up with the normal disability benefits. However she always said that it was the vaccine wot done it and her son was first taken ill not long after he had been vaccinated. I have a client who is 100% disabled and has been in institutions all her life. Son gave us the morning wake and bake (with oil) 1 am feeling much better today slight headache.

Wilson at 8:01 PM on May 24, 2011 It’s all in your head. One issue that clouds the picture is that autism is very often detected at a certain age. This just happens to be the age at which many children are vaccinated. I decided to grow the herb just for myself after that. In other words the autism was there already and only came to light at around the time the MMR vaccine was administered. He is in prison now and I know I should be trying to help myself instead of him but I just keep concentrating on the stories he’s been telling me and wondering what is the real truth about his stay in Re-hab. less than 3 days and a total shut down did NOT fit the usual criteria, there appeared no test that displayed a tendency either.

NO….. Maybe MMR ‘triggers’ the autism if it is already there in some children. As you say around vaccination times it tends to display itself. I simply asked they research this aspect, were some children prone to this reaction via MMR ? there are links to brain damage and now it seems deafness in some, there was absolute panic at the BMA as we know, there were real fears MMR take up could be halved. 17 years later there is STILL no research about the MMR-Autism link. You have to ask what are they afraid of finding.

But its OK if it only deafens you ! Some weeks ago I bought a New Scientist to while away a trip to Bristol. It contained an article about autism and named various pieces of research that have been made recently. “Systematic review: Efficacy and safety of medical marijuana in selected neurologic disorders Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.” Neurology 82.17 (2014): 1556-1563. Here is one that I found but unfortunately the article that I read originally is not available and I have put the magazine out for recycling. Cornishandy wrote: Some weeks ago I bought a New Scientist to while away a trip to Bristol. The scientific evidence certainly suggests that cannabinoids could help MD, but what really matters is how patients are responding.

A lot of studies are underway but the results have not yet been released. Here is one that I found but unfortunately the article that I read originally is not available and I have put the magazine out for recycling. So now we blame Mum…:( (it does suggest that genetics are NOT The overriding factor at 37% Here in the UK they say 80%). Then again the USA has a survey every 5 minutes that come to nothing, if they don’t know it would help us if they shut up. The only pro area in the USA is they are addressing it 10 times better than we do here and have more success integrating the children and improving education, here they trank them out and ignore them. Care post 16 stops altogether and 40% never leave home and 70% never work, because there is nowhere for them to go, leaving parents in some pretty awful circumstances and the child languishing around getting worse.

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Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis can also cause dizziness. Don’t be. Because acoustic tumors grow slowly, small remnants of tumor capsule may be left attached to critical nerves. Even with baffled ear plugs, the reports were stunning. If I could live over those early years, I would have worn out a lot of ear plugs and muffs. Posted: 14:28 Thu 19 Jul 12 Quote Having had the previous contract before Kreuz subsea took the contract over I have first hand experience with BSP . I became obsessed with it.

Then you have to wait for the mould to be made and come back to be attached to the aid which is then programmed to suit your audiogram. More common in people with long-term tinnitus or extensive hearing loss, sufferers of musical hallucinations find that they are plagued by snippets of songs instead of the traditional ringing. Computer software allows our Audiologists to customize devices for patients. Yet nothing worked and there was seemingly nothing I could do. Is first time I communicate life and health by encouraging doctorâ if you can target poor in this problem I have ringing in the ears and accompany ± ado of dizziness and nausea very strong also vomiting that I obli one bed x DOS O 3 and Up More days without eating anything in those days Explain to me Happening already was a several doctors and among them otorrino and I have replenished x favor I ask aver if I can that alviarme traumatic Living So if there Out I read the Bible and do Prayers requesting jehova and I’d gone mad and you agradesco Much expect an answer soon. Thankfully my situation right now is very manageable and still in normal limits, but I can’t imagine it really bad as it is for some especially musicians and concert goers. One thing that is always useful to know is the exact nature and degree of hearing loss.

The family-run, independent company based in one of the oldest buildings in the Cornmarket, the US company was Earworks to try to help a new hearing aid product audiology practices selected performance effectively. This makes it easier in future if you have to apply for any deaf people’s concessions such as a Railcard or if you want to ask for advice in here. Then audiologist Simon controls the screening equipment remotely from Sacramento. I tried to listen helps me, even when hearing loss high end. If I had wanted that started every time it rings go, I would have taken. The audiologist recommended we try a thin tube open ear piece to start. I am at the threshold in the lower frequencies for the cut-off of its abilities, but she said if I have trouble still we can either re-tune them or if that will not help then I can try thicker tube ear mould adapters in the future.

I am happy with the decision and think it is the best way to go for me and the situations I have the most problems in at this point in time. It sounds like you are pleased with your experience so far at your audiology clinic, please feel free to share a review about your experience for others to view here: Locate and rate hearing services. Interestingly it seems there’s some divergence across the UK in eligibility for stuff like the free bus pass. courts; even if the Convention could be enforced in U.S. This proves that everyone wants to dance and couldn’t before because of circumstances. As I’m at about 55-60dB (cookie bite), I don’t get the bus pass but as the holder of an NHS hearing aid book, I qualify for the rail card. Just as well as I’d be unable to afford to travel to work otherwise!

The Government was aware that different areas put their own spin on things back in 2008 so it issued its own guidelines for applying the rules for bus passes. Tinnitus is an abnormal noise is heard, but not from outside the ear. These are the people who frequently do not follow the guidelines. How you approach this is to contact your own area/county councillor, pretty easy by email these days and draw attention to the fact that the guidelines are not being followed. Here is a link to the guidelines for you to pass on. I always thought that the rules to get the concessionary pass has always been the same, of 70db or worse. We provide testing for patients who suspect a hearing loss or wish baseline testing, individuals who notice tinnitus (or ringing in the ears), industrial workers who have been notified of changes in their hearing, or patients receiving chemotherapy treatment that need hearing monitoring.

What should I do if my baby does not pass an assessment test hearing? The railcard when I first applied for it about 10 years ago or more, the only way I could get it was because of my DLA, this getting the railcard because of having the brown book, is a new thing to me. I had my fitting yesterday afternoon and I’ve been given two Oticon Spirit Zest hearing aids. They are open fit, with micro tubes and medium domes. Because I have low-frequency loss, in addition to some higher (think a wonky rainbow) double-domes are the standard, but because my loss isn’t so bad we’re trying single ones and there is no feedback so far! This is great as I have teeny ear canals and the double domes would’ve been a bit of a pinch to fit! I am currently at 1/3 power and it’ll increase each month until it’s up to my full prescription.


So it should be at full chat when I go back for my follow-up. Oh and I apparently have some wax blocking so I’m booking at appointment to have them suctioned at the audiologist’s recommendation (I can’t have them syringed any longer). I should notice even more of a difference once that is sorted! I have already noticed an improvement, in addition to just being able to hear so. many. things. I am hearing some white noise / static, but I’m not sure if that’s just something I need to get used to or if it’s because it’s noises it’s picking up I can’t quite hear as it’s not at full power yet.

I am getting used to the rustling of my hair…! Insurance for hearing tests (after audiologist undergoes accreditation. I am looking into direct input shoes and a lead so I can listen to music and podcast still. I guess questions about the last few things should be put in the other forum, so I’ll wrap up! Having a pass is one thing finding one that goes where you want to go is another. If you are car poor, you cannot commute to work or shop mostly without huge hassle… In Wales free bus travel is a norm for most…

I am often surprised here though it is abused so widely, whilst it is possible people are deaf or have Mental illness not immediately obvious, there seems a huge sector of the population who are getting passes for no real reason other than it saves them money. We need to follow the USA ways, you have to fit a real criteria of hearing loss to get any sort of support, and I do think the Brits are widely abusing the hearing loss criteria, because it has no bottom line like the Americans insist on. Simply because you wear an hearing aid is hardly carte blanche to declare you are deaf….. even Americans who wear them cannot declare that, and they make ATOS and the DWP look like amateurs in assessing who is deaf and who isn’t… The Brits abuse the unclear guidelines on cause/effect of hearing loss. You can hear pretty well with an hearing aid and still get free help. Oh, that’s fine.

I just meant because it took this one a little off topic… If I have Qs about my new hearing buddies (see post above) should I post them here or in the equipment forum? We mostly do social, moral and general technical things in here but for specific information the guys in the Equipment section cannot be beaten. I only poke my nose in there if I see any long standing unanswered questions. I had my fitting yesterday afternoon and I’ve been given two Oticon Spirit Zest hearing aids. They are open fit, with micro tubes and medium domes. Because I have low-frequency loss, in addition to some higher (think a wonky rainbow) double-domes are the standard, but because my loss isn’t so bad we’re trying single ones and there is no feedback so far!

This is great as I have teeny ear canals and the double domes would’ve been a bit of a pinch to fit! I am currently at 1/3 power and it’ll increase each month until it’s up to my full prescription. So it should be at full chat when I go back for my follow-up. Oh and I apparently have some wax blocking so I’m booking at appointment to have them suctioned at the audiologist’s recommendation (I can’t have them syringed any longer). I should notice even more of a difference once that is sorted! I have already noticed an improvement, in addition to just being able to hear so. many.

things. I am hearing some white noise / static, but I’m not sure if that’s just something I need to get used to or if it’s because it’s noises it’s picking up I can’t quite hear as it’s not at full power yet. I am getting used to the rustling of my hair…! My husband is already impressed as I’ve stopped shouting at him. I am looking into direct input shoes and a lead so I can listen to music and podcast still. I guess questions about the last few things should be put in the other forum, so I’ll wrap up! At night I talked to her, she was in the seventh hour of the day, which began in 10th Other ringers say workers who do not receive as many donations are shifted to lesser known places.

This should offer inspiration to at least some of the several million individuals in the UK who have aidable hearing loss, but have chosen not to take action yet. Have no concerns about the off-at-a-tangent posts about rights and wrongs of other benefits that are available to you. The fact that you and your husband are both noticing improvements at this early stage is fantastic. And guess what ? As the weeks go by, your speech recognition skills are likely to get better and better – you will hear even better next week than you do this week !! You did mention the brown book. Did they supply any information about looking after the hearing aid and earmould?

We hear quite often that people have been given brand new, quite expensive hearing aids and told nothing about how to care for them or how to get the best out of them. There are quite a few earlier threads here about that.

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Gemma Twitchen is an audiologist in our Policy and Campaigns team. “For there will be famines, pestilences, and [severe] earthquakes in various places”  [Matthew 24:7], “distress of nations, the sea and the waves roaring”—tsunamis, hurricanes—Luke 21:25, but this is good news if you have put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, for “when these things begin to happen, lift up your heads [and rejoice] because your redemption draws near” [Luke 21:28]. More specifically I have very little hearing above 750 Hz, none above 1000 Hz but reasonable (-40dB) hearing at frequencies below 500Hz. The only condition is that you provide a direct link to the specific article you use on the page where you quote us. I am able to converse reasonably well on a “one to one“ basis with someone close to me, but am unable to do so in a social situation or in the car, or to use an amplified telephone. Moreover, in this type of hearing loss it is often the ability to hear high frequencies that is lost first. Losing the ability to hear those frequencies makes hearing those sounds much more difficult to discern.

Synchronized Acceptance Manager uses communications between your right and left devices to help you gradually adapt to your ideal amplification level over time. The exact numbers vary, but most authorities agree that the frequency range of human speech goes from about 250 Hz all the way up to 9,000 Hz, with the majority of speech taking place in the 500 Hz to 3500 Hz range. This hearing aid is appropriate for the entire range of mild to profound hearing losses. You may be wondering why it’s important to see a hearing professional when there are other options to purchase hearing aids online or at a big box store. You are not accustomed to hearing many of these new sounds. In this class the worst under the deafness is usually somewhere between mild and moderate. In general, tinnitus usually starts with some injury to the ear-either a noise trauma, a blow to the head, or some disease-induced injury.

Thr Siemens Impact are Bluetooth-enabled, but this function is usually disabled by the NHS fitting software. Generally, this type of hearing loss cannot be medically corrected. I only watch TV with subtitles and have given up on listening to the radio. I shuffle my feet on the floor, taking so much joy in hearing the synthetic threads against my shoes. Mixed Hearing Loss: Individuals with mixed hearing loss typically suffer from some combination of SHL and a semipermanent conductive hearing loss, such as a malfunction of one of the ossicles (tiny bones that conduct sound) in the middle ear. Do you ask speaker to repeat alittle ? Have you considered radio microphone sytems (fm) ?

Or to balance out, they stay home evenings and weekends to recuperate, avoiding social activity. Please see our Accessories page for additional information. Sounds above 85 dB are harmful depending on how long and how often you are exposed to them. Siemens Prisma became obsolete in 2008 so you are overdue for your replacement aids. Let’s take a bird’s chirp for example, which has a frequency of around 4000hz. Suggest you request the current Siemens Impact DSP models at your next annual review. Treatment may include steroids to support the recovery of hearing, but patients who see no change within two weeks are unlikely to see improvement.

The Siemens Reflex aids unfortunately did not provide any advantage to me over the Prism despite having additional channels. I prefer the manual volume adjustment on the Prisma and am still using them. I will visit the hearing clinic and see if I can try out the Impact DSP models. Hopefully they will have improved noise cancellation or other advantages. Perhaps work out what is helping you to hear in the one to one situation ? Do you lipread a bit ? Fortunately its only in one ear, the right ear is normal so there is no problem having a conversation, just sleeping…

Have you considered radio microphone sytems (fm) ? That might help in reducing background noise in some situations. For one to one conversation I think the key thing is that the other person is speaking directly to me and by a combination of hearing some words, lip reading a bit and being clued-in on the conversation enables me to manage. I have a Sennheiser RR820 stethoset that I found of great help as a TV listener for several years until my hearing further deteriorated. I also have Conversor® (Mk 1) that was a marginal help when used with headphones but none with a neck loop and hearing aids at the T setting. I have not tried the fmGenie or similar devices but would like to. I will follow-up on this to see if there is an opportunity to evaluate one of these systems without the obligation to purchase as success is hardly guaranteed in my case.

Noise reduction does help. I have experimented with the combination of a Sonido listener, Sony in-ear noise cancelling headphones and a lightweight throat microphone (which picks up vibrations directly from the speaker’s throat and therefore minimises noise transmission) for conversation in the car and while it is not very convenient being wired, I found it to be better than anything else. Siemens Prisma became obsolete in 2008 so you are overdue for your replacement aids. Siemens Reflex are also obsolete, since 2010. Suggest you request the current Siemens Impact DSP models at your next annual review. You may be pleasantly surprised. The Siemens Reflex aids unfortunately did not provide any advantage to me over the Prism despite having additional channels.

I prefer the manual volume adjustment on the Prisma and am still using them. I will visit the hearing clinic and see if I can try out the Impact DSP models. How is your audience? Perhaps work out what is helping you to hear in the one to one situation ? Do you lipread a bit ? Do you ask speaker to repeat alittle ? Have you considered radio microphone sytems (fm) ?

He paused, looked me in the eye and said, “But you’re a great listener.” My heart swelled. For one to one conversation I think the key thing is that the other person is speaking directly to me and by a combination of hearing some words, lip reading a bit and being clued-in on the conversation enables me to manage. I have a Sennheiser RR820 stethoset that I found of great help as a TV listener for several years until my hearing further deteriorated. I also have Conversor® (Mk 1) that was a marginal help when used with headphones but none with a neck loop and hearing aids at the T setting. I have not tried the fmGenie or similar devices but would like to. I will follow-up on this to see if there is an opportunity to evaluate one of these systems without the obligation to purchase as success is hardly guaranteed in my case. Noise reduction does help.

I have experimented with the combination of a Sonido listener, Sony in-ear noise cancelling headphones and a lightweight throat microphone (which picks up vibrations directly from the speaker’s throat and therefore minimises noise transmission) for conversation in the car and while it is not very convenient being wired, I found it to be better than anything else. Phonak Nathos aids with sound recover – as far as I know Phonak sound recover is from 1.5 KHz up. John’s (?) hearing ‘stops’ below 1 Khz. I guess its worth asking but …. RobmUNKNOWN1 wrote: Phonak Nathos aids with sound recover – as far as I know Phonak sound recover is from 1.5 KHz up. John’s (?) hearing ‘stops’ below 1 Khz. I guess its worth asking but ….

Maybe but I have a flat loss and find with sound recovery I can hear highs better and they are not painful and don’t make my HAs whistle all the time. Ask your NHS audiologist about the Impact pro range, as prev mentioned the prisma you have is obsolete. Purchasing a TeK or mini Tek will enable you to connect via bluetooth using your hearing aid. I think these cost around £300 and can be purchased directly though Siemens and fitted by your NHS audiologist.

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  • November 20, 2016
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Well, we have had the discussions about PIP and we all know the difficulties. As background, I suffered my SAH in July 2011 and came out from hospital with no idea of what to expect – like everyone who posts here, I think. For many people living with HIV, this benefit provides the additional financial support they need to maintain their health and stop them falling into poverty. If you are unhappy with the DWP’s formal reconsideration, you can make an appeal directly to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). I became suicidal during 2008 as even family members didn’t believe I was ill. The introduction of PIP will also disband the lower rate of benefit for care needs, as issued under the DLA. they can be more objective and tell it how it is cos we sometimes tend to do down our symptons, and say its not so bad.

This is then supplemented with the supporting evidence that you gather. They didn’t phone. If you normally use your card to access any other public services such as library or leisure membership, make sure you tell them about your new card the next time you attend. Pain:- – – – – – If you have Fibromyalgia, one of your main symptoms is likely to be widespread pain. NONE of the above are actually valid reasons, but it puts the fear of the almighty into deaf and HI who may well feel there is no point claiming any more. As Tim stated the sole reason for the current changes is to remove DLA and PIP as an applicable benefit. my friend handed it in and said there was quite a pile and the receptionist said they were only seeing people twice a week becasue of cut backs, I do not know how much of that to believe though.

No one shall be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law. Much to his surprise at my evaluation, he then confessed his wife was deaf who remained in the United States whilst he was holidaying here, with their daughter. Indeed, Andy. Roughly one in 10 people over the age of 80 have glaucoma, while only about one in 200 have glaucoma under the age of 50. In contrast, under Article 29, married widows/widowers can get a pension regardless of their date of marriage. It is becoming even more apparent to me just how much knowledge staff has in terms of the differences in disabilities and the various needs / abilities of each resident in the borough. Really not looking forward to this.

Lifetime awards… there was a change quite a while ago concerning the nature of a lifetime award. They are now called “Indefinite” awards. Yes, unless you’ve another source of funding. This is interpreted as “without set limits”. Not definite in other words, leaving room for it to be modified. Here is the world that is missing from our television screens.

They are not going to suddenly get better. So much so that the word “deaf” is often an abbreviation for “Deaf Expect All Free” as a joke. But….. Deafness is a condition that’s with you for life. Often they are people in the early stages of M.E.; some struggling to get a proper diagnosis; feeling isolated and just looking for some support/encouragement with others who understand without needing any explanation. It is intended that assessments will take place annually, though it may not always be necessary for claimants to attend further medicals. Why on earth would one want to keep reviewing things like that?

Her makeup is horrible, always the same bad heavily drawn in thin brows. Mr Duncan-Smith quotes the case of a man with a prosthetic leg being able to walk quite well. That is perfectly true. But what happens when they take it off? She explained that it was all through Wi-Fi. Unless the person sleeps wearing their prosthesis they will either have to stop to put it on or struggle without it. They are as disabled as anyone else.

They may be able to stand at a work bench all day but what happens when they come to make love to their wife? In the case of an ESA claimant I accompanied to the Ealing Broadway JCP Medical Centre in mid July for ESA assessment, the HCP refused to provide a copy of the ESA85 at the time. Are disabled people not allowed to have a love life? Another point. A lot of in-work Deaf people are put to slave labour on the meanie-mum wage, so taking DLA away from them will create a whopping great disincentive to work. Good point Tim. More generally is there any progress new knowledge about the change to PIP either from AOHL or elsewhere?

The end result is that after two years, approximately 82% fully recovery ; tinnitus nutritional treatment the remaining 18% remain on some regimen of psychiatric drugs and experience reduced functioning to a greater or lesser degree. I was in agony by the time i got to my health centre. When I contacted the DWP they said THEY didn’t know exactly the effect or claims would change via those deaf or having hearing loss,they hadn’t yet been told, only that ‘bodily functions’ would be removed in the hearing loss sense… The first we will all know is April 1st 2013 when a brown envelope falls on your mat stating ‘sorry you are no longer eligible.’ The DWP intends to make YOU sort it all out ! My father has today just been told his pension is going to be reduced and he is very distressed by it. Tim. I’m hoping there is a chance it will all be stopped in its tracks – is that likely?


Why is it legal for the government to do these reforms? I thought once things were ‘set in stone’ it was protected? I am seriously losing faith in humanity these days…. There should be an equal percentage of various disabilites working in the government so that these bullies cannot get their way as they have done since entering this world. We have lost five cases in the last six months. Do any of them know what is it like to have a life long disability? The truth is that to many things there are just so many details.

1. That hearing loss is being assessed on how many db you have or haven’t got is no assessment at all. The authors had financial links to Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Janssen-Cilag, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Shire and Johnson & Johnson. We can communicate effectively (ie not just yes and no) only when conditions are optimum for us. Example : a bonfire night party would be hard for a lipreader, in the dark with a noisy crowd. 3. We hope that this is in recognition of both the additional costs resulting from purchasing, maintaining and replacing them but also recognition that aids and adaptations are only part of the support deafblind people need to be able to participate in society.

You gotta learn to laugh at yourself when you find yourself in a state like this. I have a CI but I can’t watch a film without subtitles which are of course an aid or appliance even though built in to the TV. There is no reason why these changes should affect the endolymphatic compartment of your inner ear, since the pressures in your head routinely vary with posture, sneezing, lifting objects, etc. The relaxation of bastardy laws made the father, as opposed to the mothers, primarily responsible for the care of the child which considerably helped women to care for their children without having to go on Poor Relief. It’s not the complexity that is at issue with us it is the fact of being able to understand a word anyone says. I’ve bought my first audio book, Harry Potter’s first book, and find that very hard to listen to as the sound makes no sense – what I am hearing sounds like a long wail with gaps. eg.

Can you understand the checkout person in the supermarket when it is busy? All those screaming kids, clattering trolleys and beeping tills put most of us at a total disadvantage. One ‘benefit’ would be then the state demanding no amateurs or family can claim it, thus we ALL get neutral and professional help as we are entitled. When I say effective, I mean on real critters, not paper. End of. I don’t know how we will be assessed by interview. For example plenty of people are totally lost without their hearing aid or CI including me.

It’s the price of living in a 100% hearing world. When did medicine stop believing patients and deposit its entire faith in drug companies and what they say about risk and benefit? It would make the point pretty effectively. Because to some degree we are in a no-win situation. If we master the use of hearing aids we are seen as “conquering” deafness. I was always at the doctor’s or the osteopath. So in order to make the right impression it looks as if we have to fake it a bit just to make sure.

What sort of Government benefit forces people into dishonesty to get what is rightly theirs? bi m?t tam giac vang la b? Therefore people have to make an adjustment to their behaviour to accommodate the disability of deafness. In theory or in practice no deaf cannot lip-read or sign unaided outside the home,they require back up. As regards to communicating in the dark they will just tell you to stay indoors instead. Hearing aid users cannot access the basic pub or club because of background noise issues, nor follow properly in a busy shopping centre or supermarket, on the street the eyes are all you have.. Loops are virtually inaccessible even where they exist,.

98% of all high st business doesn’t have them,the rest don’t switch them on….. This might not be admissible in law but would certainly help in making an appeal of any kind. They don’t accept you have a right to 200/300 channels, take that up with them is what we are told. The mass perception lip-reading means you never require communication help, is in part suggested by your response Andy. LR is NOT an accepted total means of accessing the spoken word, no-one goes more than 30% we are expected to access the entire areas by either lip-reading regardless if there is no defined test to attain your skill too. LR classes have no criteria. There seems no ‘level’ at which a person is deemed able to communicate unaided this way.

A test would be needed, I suspect LR Tutors wouldn’t welcome it.. Also communicating in an supportive environment even IF near 60% (I defy anyone gets more than that), is not an validation of anything, the real test of supportive need is when you’re out there with no-one helping you. I’d accept any test they put on me to determine communication effectiveness, but the test would have to take place under the conditions by which we live and not via ‘supported or ideal’ conditions or spurious suggestions that because we can read/write and have subtitles that’s it.. Obviously if I stayed at home and never went anywhere my need for support would be pretty low ! But I still won’t be able to follow anyone knocking on my door, or use the telephone properly etc…. Sas lol dunno wot that is, daft of me to ask really, does it have morphine stufff in it? This is not a criticism of its use, but a fact of its access outside the deaf area.

The DWP is deliberative in ignoring issues, that they say goes towards quality of life, an area unquantifiable. 5 Spinal cord injury at vertebra T7 to T10. This is deplorable logic, all we ask is the same access as others get, not more. Just taking this as a possible example, suppose that when going to the PIP interview you take along, naturally at your own expense, a support worker – BSL terp or lipspeaker or palentypist. Wear no aids or CI kit, and show them just how you need this support 100% and that it **NOT** paid for in any shape or form regardless of what the law or regulations might say. For example, Access to Work is not available for most Civil servants, that has been the case for a number of years. To put it in more everyday turns, (a) refers to a person who fails to turn up for an examination of which s/he has been duly notified and (b) refers to a person who fails to co-operate with the examination process so as to thwart its purpose.

Or not? I would love AOHL to come out with some ideas suggestions or something other than a vague notion of it being unfair….pretty please AOHL? I haven’t got any information at all about what happens to the people just coming up to retirement age. If the concession is not made and the Secretary of State gives an explanation, this reasoning may still be useful at the tribunal rehearing. Or not? Hello all, I’m going to look into getting some guidance drawn up for proper access to PIP interviews for deaf or hard of hearing people. Covering the use of lipspeakers, BSL interpreters and STT and how to go about getting it sorted.

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Some of you might know that the dB scale is a relative scale, it is alway compared to some kind of reference level. The theory behind the new technique is that removing the spectrum of noise associated with tinnitus from the music reduces activity in the brain relating to that frequency, alleviating the condition. My tinnitus has unfortunately gotten to the point where I can no longer safely perform my duties as a pilot, and I’m doing some research into the noise levels on the aircraft I have operated throughout the years. I ordered a Noise Meter which arrived today the reading is around 50 dBa but would like to have either a chart or list of common household noises and wonder if i can find help here as I have spent 1-2 hours searching on Google mostly my results are for trade etc and far too much unecessary info. Correct? I even wonder if she has tinnitus but wouldn’t dare suggest this. I would appreciate any suggestions re a chart or list.

In fact there is no right to total silence in ordinary life. If I used a flat weighted filter I would read some where near 95 dB. There are people outside cutting grass, workmen with power tools, planes going over, vehicles going past in the road. These are said to be ordinary street noises and the noises of neighbours playing music is another one of those. Before your neighbour can legitimately complain the noise has to be *excessive* or at unreasonable hours such as 3 am. But if your neighbour can *only just* hear it then it counts as street noise. Noise can be an issue – this is shown by newer homes having to pass sound tests , parts of Scotland banning wooden flooring, On going medical research on (non hearing) effects of noise I’m trying to resolve some noise issues with a neighbour – not tv noise – its difficult.

Perhaps ask housing manager to try to track (and measure) sound in neighbour’s flat ? Sound can travel weirdly (through a ceiling , a wall, a gap / vent ,a (disused blocked up ) chimney. Also there can be resonance or focussing of sound – a violin makes a racket 😉 and all it is is a bit of cat gut attached to a resonator (violin body). Searching online for information such as reducing noise from loudspeakers might help / give clues as to how to reduce noise. (From memory – keep speakers off floor / ceiling / wall and as far away from party walls as possible – use pads / cushioning where speakers contact floor, changing position of speakers in room). Cornishandy wrote: In fact there is no right to total silence in ordinary life. No matter what, people make noises.

There are people outside cutting grass, workmen with power tools, planes going over, vehicles going past in the road. These are said to be ordinary street noises and the noises of neighbours playing music is another one of those. Before your neighbour can legitimately complain the noise has to be *excessive* or at unreasonable hours such as 3 am. But if your neighbour can *only just* hear it then it counts as street noise. Thanks Andy,and a neighbour through the wall always says no when I ask about my TV. I am just irritated by her manner and have never been spoken to like this before, quite upsetting and now keep my distance Thanks for your points above,mostly commonsense ! There is the possibility that the ‘noise’ is not coming from ‘you’ but another flat …

so another test would be with your TV ‘off’ to see if complaint ‘noise’ still existed.

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Loud noises are famous for damaging or destroying the cilia (hair cells that prevent dust from entering the inner ear) in the middle ear. Generally when it comes to this symptom being mild you can often find that the medications a doctor prescribes will help to treat it. In front of the sphenoid sinuses are the ethmoid sinuses. Sinus function and anatomy The sinuses are hollow, bone and mucus lined spaces that lie just to the side of the nose and extend up to the bottom of our skull. After adjusting for multiple variables in a Cox proportional hazards model, factors that significantly increased the risk of tinnitus were poorer hearing and cochlear function, self-reported work-related noise exposure, and history of middle ear or sinus infections, severe neck injury or migraine. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies revealed loculated purulent collections within the maxillary sinus of probable odontogenic origin in both patients. Hyperacusis can be defined as excessive sensitivity to normal environmental sounds or simply extreme sensitivity to sound in normal-hearing individuals either for psychologic reasons or in association with ear disease.

An affliction in one can cause problems in another; for example, a sore throat may be caused by an ear or sinus infection. (+ info)i have mucosal thickening in the right maxillary sinus what does this mean? I couldn’t believe it. Meniere’s disease causes a specific type of hearing loss and is associated with tinnitus and is often experienced with balance disturbances. Well here is the weird thing…the past couple days I dont have the dizziness feelings…just the severe (and i mean severe) pressure behind my nose and my head (in sinus area above eyes). Management of the nasal area includes allergies, sense of smell, and ability to breath through the nose. The first term is medically probably the simplest and best term to use.

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The BTA will be bringing the next in their series of free one day Regional Tinnitus Information Days to Bristol thanks to an award of £134,039 from the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities programme to deliver Tinnitus Information Days across England. I now avoid nightclubs which annoys me as I used to go to them quite a lot, I have never tried using ear plugs when out but think I might try. It often sparks migraines; something which never happened before. So, no help from there ALTHOUGH, ** some ‘odd’ combination of buttons on my remote evoked some very ‘blocky’ large sub-titles in one programme from the series recently, but I am unsure WHAT this signifies – any thoughts, please? (I forget what it was called but think it was to do with pressure reading) Left ear registered quite high on the scale, right ear was almost a flat line with just minimum elevation, then back to flat line. It affects about 1-2% of the population and in most cases it is an inherited condition. Not to mention bad tinnitus and ear fullness that does not go away.

There is a big link between stress and tinnitus and naturally tinnitus can bring on a lot of anxiety and negativity. After 12 months or so, the ETD final subsided. I try to laugh about it when I can’t hear what someone is saying but really I’m crying inside. Have you been through this? Saw my audiologist again today and he admitted that he had never encountered the retch/vomit reaction to wearing hearing aids before. Is there no loss in your good ear? Don’t cry inside, causes more stress !

His tinnitus got worse in August 2013 and reached severe levels when his GP raised his levothyroxine prescription, he’s had an appointment at the hospital in October and is now waiting for an MRI scan and sound therapy. I guess it was also tested Onward and up ! I’m deaf in both ears almost profoundly in one and have a HA for it but seldom use it nowadays, I rely on my good ? ear with its HA ! Also a suspicion of left hand side hearing ‘down’. Also, I have to use ear defenders at work as I’m in garden landscaping. Thank you so much for getting back to me – it means a lot.

This is probably due to habituation, because you become so used to it that it is no longer a problem. My left ear was already dead, but I have a HA for it. Even if it`s profound, there may still be a little hearing that may be useful. The law prevents noise upsetting/affecting people OUTSIDE a venue/home, not inside. I am able to program the HA myself, as hospitals are not interested in a dead ear and will not or cannot help. If you can manage with the good ear, concentrate on that. It will take time for your brain to adjust to hearing with only one ear.

So let’s see the result of your audiology consultation and when we know more we can make suggestions. It is a double problem at the minute, the first is the new level of tinnitus is annoying and might be permanent, second, if it is permanent there will be even more acoustic traumas in the future that will make things even worse leading to hell level tinnitus in the future, but if this tinnitus spike is temporary, I will take comfort in the future knowing even in the times of spikes it will subside, even if it takes a few months. It doesn`t keep me awake, but it`s always there. So try to relax, and it will gradually subside. Hi Jane Welcome to the forum and thank you for your recent post. By virtue of its stickiness, it traps tiny bits of debris — hair, bugs, bacteria, and dirt — and keeps contaminants away from the delicate eardrum. We’re sorry to read how you are feeling.

Losing your hearing suddenly can be a traumatic experience, particularly if the loss is severe. We were forced to buy one because the air is so dry around here. With the right professional support such a s hearing therapist and with time, you should find that you become more skilled at being aware of your environment, communicating and helping others to communicate well with you. Hi Jason – nice to hear from you. We cannot totally legislate against this, and I think it would be unrealistic to expect a standard of behaviour on our forum so different from how things work elsewhere on the internet. Of particular interest to you, the great drummer Ginger Baker is almost deaf and he’s still playing! This ensures that you don’t miss sounds on your deaf side.

BiCROS aids are suitable if you have some hearing loss in your better ear. They amplify sound from both sides and feed it into the ear that has some hearing. If you haven’t already, we would encourage you to go back and discuss your symptoms with your GP and ask for a referral to your local ENT (Ear Nose and Throat Department) at your local hospital. At your appointment a full assessment would be carried out to help identify your condition and get further support from the department if required. I am suprised that the hospital haven’t tried you with a CROS aid. I have the same hearing loss as you and while the CROS aid isn’t fantastic, it does help a little and it also means I can have the hearing loop activated in the aid, which is good. You are very new to hearing aids and it does take a fair amount of time to get used to them.

12 months is not unusual but of course you will hear better much sooner than that. From what you say your aid is turned up too loud in some situations. Always be prepared to make adjustments to the volume in different situations, always experiment a little bit. Quite often, turning it DOWN gets you a better sound. This might not be what you expect but with a bit of practice you will get used to anticipating difficult situations and making a quick adjustment. It’s do-able. Dear Candice We are really sorry to hear about what has happened to your hearing.

As CornisHandy has said it can take a while to get used to hearing aids. However, as you are struggling with some sounds it is really important you go back to your audiologists. When hearing aids are set the audiologist bases it on a formula that they feel with give you the best speech clarity. This formula is based on many years’ worth of research but this doesn’t mean that it won’t need to be adapted to suit the way your brain works. Sudden hearing losses like your often require a few more adjustments than the norm to get the setting to the best possible level for you, so it is important to go back to see your audiologist. Also ask to see a senior audiologist they will have more experience in seeing individuals with losses like yours. If there is a severe to profound clinic ask if you can be referred to this.

This will ensure that you are recalled every 18 months to 2 years and any changes dealt with, and referred where needed, so that you are looked after as you should be. If there is hearing therapy attached to where you got your hearing aids from, please ask for a referral. [ ] Yes [X] No 5. They can help you with your tinnitus, provide emotional and practical support with your hearing loss too. This can include tactics, auditory training, access to devices for the TV, and for the tinnitus and for the phone etc. They may also be able to put you in touch with people in similar situations to yourself. Regardless of level of hearing loss, many people find lipreading classes really helpful in improving their speech understanding; not just in helping to improve their lipreading skills (which we all do), but also for the ability to meet others like themselves and discuss what is out there.

ATLA website to find if there is a class near you. Action on Hearing Loss also runs ‘Hear to Meet’ groups in some areas. Our Hear to Meet service are befriending groups which gives people with hearing loss the opportunity to meet up over a cup of tea or coffee and exchange experiences and information. It is true that it will take time to adapt but there are people and services around to help, so please access them if you can.

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I have whats known as High frequency sensorineural hearing loss (ski slope) and I find that I cannot always use my hearing aids because I suffer with light headedness and feel dizzy. In many disability claims, it may also include the results of a report issued by an independent physician who examines you at the request of the Social Security Administration. My son, who is 9 years must serve to moderate hearing loss and put dla so ask your son dla, I know dla forms are very abundant, fill the parties and can and one to help the NDC and, that if or phone Ure local NDC have the support of the family of the working class who come and help or fill in the form and give u more tips, I did my child with this and put dla for three years at a time, even if dla average rate Ure child or superior granted or you can take care allwance so had checked out. Patients with Meniere’s disease often describe a deep humming or whistling a similar roar. Tinnitus is a common disorder of the auditory system, which has a high resistance tested against a variety of treatments (Laryngoscope 109: 1202a € “1211, 1999), is making a difficult condition to treat and live with (the psychological treatment of tinnitus chronic:. And a disgraceful 85% of claimants are still waiting for a decision, as the enormous backlog of cases grows uncontrollably. But there is something perhaps even more worrying about the statistics – they suggest that the health professionals carrying out the assessments may have been massively nobbled after initially finding far too many claimants eligible for PIP.

I thought if only I could get my ears to drain I would be so much better. By introducing PIP, the government set out to reduce spending on the benefit by 20%, saving more than £1 billion. @UKJCP now has an increased number of followers as a result of the publicity it has received. I have a feeling that I will need to go to this hearing alone and the judge will ‘laugh’ me out of court thanks to this invisible and misunderstood disability. When CEI assembles an acoustic neuroma team for a patient, it includes a surgeon, an assistant surgeon, OR and post-op nurses, an audiologist, an anesthesiologist, vestibular therapists, and hearing restoration specialists. Except to tell you that the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee is launching an inquiry into ESA and the work capability assessment. Just trying to ease myself of the stress when I wake up each morning worrying but try to look foward to doing something.

And also to share the truly awful sanctions figures for ESA which have just been released following a Freedom of Information Act request. 45,480 ESA claimants were threatened with a sanction between 3 December 2012 and 30 June 2013, under the new, harsher regime. The prevalence of incidental” acoustic neuroma. Although the cause of Meniere’s disease is still undetermined, it is said to be due to a swell in the inner ear. Because you cannot stand at the sink long enough to peel a potato due to your dizzy spells and again, you fall over and if you have your back to the cooker you cannot hear when pans are boiling over due to your hearing impairment. Callum and when to provide more problems with the new baby. When amitriptyline HCl is given with anticholinergic agents or sympathomimetic drugs, including epinephrine combined with local anesthetics, close supervision and careful adjustment of dosages are required.

At the middle of the spectrum is the combined sudden loss of both hearing and balance known as labyrinthitis. Although patients might disagree, a few researchers believe that tinnitus can be a signal of inner ear repair. No wonder, I’m frustrated. Therefore, if you have been exposed to a loud blast from an explosion and developed a hearing loss or tinnitus then you may still be entitled to claim compensation. What conditions a person may qualify for Social Security Disability? The same campaigner has also published the first decision by a first-tier tribunal bound by a recent upper tribunal ruling on the bedroom tax. Some commentators have interpreted the upper tribunal finding as meaning that a spare room is only a bedroom if it is actually used as one.

It seems that the first-tier tribunal agreed, meaning that successful bedroom tax appeals may be about to skyrocket in number. As well as industrial deafness, you can take legal action if your hearing has been damaged in any way, such as tinnitus. IIH can sometimes cause children to suffer broken educations and their siblings are adversely affected spending time with parents visiting hospital. My reply, as one might imagine, was in the negative. CAMPAIGN NEWS If you want to meet other claimants from across the UK, hear inspiring stories, learn about your rights and share tactics that work; the Boycott Workfare Welfare Action Gathering on 15 February being held in a Community Centre near Kings Cross, might be for you. Seriously, you may try to get ahold of your in service medical records and have someone go thru them, and see what claims you may have that are plausible and winnable. I have 30 years of serving in the police.

It’s about people at the grassroots getting together and working out how we can support each other and throw even more spanners in the government’s plans!”. And if you’re keen on putting that knowledge to immediate use, don’t forget that on 19 February protesters will gather peacefully to demonstrate outside ATOS assessment centres, where the discredited Work Capability Assessments take place. Please check the updates on the website for the list of the 64 confirmed locations. I had to ask the DWP for an extension, because CAB are so overwhelmed that you have to wait for about a month before they can offer you an appointment. They are calling on the Government to make Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) fit for work. Carers views are often unrepresented, although 1 in 8 adults is a carer. If it makes you look better, don’t.

I allowed her to bully me into saying 10 minutes which is blatantly untrue. A recent post details the response received to a Freedom of Information request on complaints to the DWP. Some of the figures came under the heading of; ‘DWP Staff Don’t Treat Me With Respect’. She is certain that the figures show dissatisfaction with Welfare Reform. TWITTER FEEDBACK We have come across an interesting issue on twitter concerning DLA for children. For deafblind people it is the impact of dual sensory impairment rather than the specific medical diagnosis that is fundamental. It seemed the judge wasn’t remotely interested in my not being able to hear and the day to day challenges we all face because of it.

He is autistic and gets DLA but is due to be assessed for PIP as an Adult on his 16th Birthday. Carlo G, Eisenberg N, Koller SH, Da Silva MS, Frohlick CB. She says: “I seriously believe no one has taken into account that children staying on until 18 need the support as children and not as adults at 16 under the current system”. We know that PIP was designed to target support towards the most vulnerable as well as save money, and it has more stringent conditions for claiming than DLA, but taking support away from children at 16 was surely not the policy intention? We look forward to hearing how she gets on with her letters to MPs. FACEBOOK FEEDBACK Our Facebook page is run by volunteers who want to let you know how important and appreciated it is that members contribute to the page. Doing so adds to the weight of internet traffic that surrounds the issues we deal with and they ask that you keep liking and sharing.

That way we do collectively have a voice. Our politicians do take notice of that despite the rhetoric they spout to the contrary. We have almost 9000 likers so we will be releasing some free subscriptions as soon as we reach that next milestone!

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It may be scary to be a deaf child without vision or hearing in the dark. Darushi Saghafi, I kindly need your opinion and advise Dear Sir, I am Mrs. Represented by BL but they were a waste of time to be honest. The BMA has updated Growing up in Britain, a report on child health in the UK first published in 1999. Will the Department move forward with consulting on better awareness of the hospital travel costs scheme and increasing its uptake? Collated evidence from our clients demonstrates a high degree of dissatisfaction, frustration and at times anger, caused by the attitude of EMPs and Visiting Doctors. Returned form dated 1 June , received ” hurry up letter ” on 3rd ( dated 31 May ) .

Well, unfortunately, I have seen a few scare stories about post being ‘lost’ and the first thing the claimant knows about it is when they are told that their claim has been disallowed. The survey in 2000 identified 28,184 deaf children known to hearing impaired support services in England. The UK government offers different programs and benefits for disabled people, including hearing impaired. Hearing loss tentatively ascribed to a virus caused by insect bite. Hello all, It’s our understanding that there is no “official” time limit on how long people have to wait for a decision on their claim. The amount of time people have to wait will depend on the individual circumstances of the claim. It has inflamed fear when it happens.

Yes, that’s a great site. If you’re being transferred from DLA to PIP and you’re currently receiving DLA in the meantime, it’s probably better for you if they take their merry time, but I agree with the sentiments expressed about them taking a while. The article emphasises the importance of reassurance and education of the parents. As far as I am concerned, car parking is a big issue for the public— [Interruption.] If the hon. EMP also reported that he could kneel. They called me and no doubt many others in a tranch , they should have had resources set up – unless they expected a lot of us to ‘drop’ out ! Needless to say I’m relieved it’s completed and without the extra stress of an interview .

We know that the smaller the total child population the prevalence rates are applied to, the greater is the statistical unreliability of the estimate of deaf children. Great news, Geoff! Hobbies in retirement. That way, people can improve their chances of getting an award on paper, avoiding the controversial assessment. TimRegency wrote: Great news, Geoff! I’m losing my hearing. That way, people can improve their chances of getting an award on paper, avoiding the controversial assessment.

You’re probably correct , but I missed the well meaning advice earlier in the thread ( was expecting a normal Forum subscribers email ) . The new guidelines have added tachycardia as a risk factor for serious illness. How people receive that money back from hospital trusts, whether after or before their treatment, is also an issue. Client was kept waiting one hour for medical examination. Yep, raining again. Seriously, I’m grateful to have this thread as a reminder of the best action to take. Relative to current yields of universal newborn hearing screening in the UK, which are close to 1/1000 live births, 50-90% more children are diagnosed with PCHI by the age of 9 years.” This study doesn’t look at children older than 9 and we know that acquired hearing loss happens in older children too.

Thanks to all who contributed. [43:02] Caravanning experiences. After being let down a few times I eventually found someone at the CAB, a legal student in fact who was willing to take it on. Very nice lady and very determined. Three stages of the disease have been reported, although the patient is not necessarily progress through all this: reduced 5. The process took 14 months altogether, I thought it would never end. The nice part was getting a fat cheque for the arrears!

If any woman has questions about her treatment she should contact her doctor’. Ms Hewitt: Members of the medical profession, particularly the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Medical Association, have recently made clear that they do not believe the evidence supports any need to change the time limits specified in the present law on abortion. We would respectfully submit that performance monitoring should ensure that these quite highly paid employees are made accountable for their behaviour as well as for their written reports and decisions. Seriously, I’m grateful to have this thread as a reminder of the best action to take. I will email the DWP and ask for the form and asap will get a trained adviser on my side. In summary, NDCS have used the 2006 mid year population estimates for the UK, applied stepped prevalence data for different age groups based on the research highlighted above and calculated a low and high prevalence range. When I applied for DLA originally I was one of the first to do so and I had a problem finding someone who knew anything about it!

After being let down a few times I eventually found someone at the CAB, a legal student in fact who was willing to take it on. Very nice lady and very determined. It turned out that the CAB had a specialist unit of advisers who were available for DLA applications and so we followed their guidance and I got DLA after a nerve wracking Appeal. The process took 14 months altogether, I thought it would never end. The nice part was getting a fat cheque for the arrears! This software is antediluvian. For about ten years they have been promising to update it but nothing has happened.

Friend. I have been doing research. Firstly to those wondering where the blow will fall next, the removal of DLA is postcode based. At a certain date everyone within a named postcode area will get The Letter. The scheme ends in 2017. I have been looking through the descriptors and picking out the ones which would apply to a deaf person. eg, me.

The award is divided into two sections, Daily Living and Mobility. It is a well known fact that deaf people are frequently depressed as a result of the difficulties they experienced. Depressed people are known to lead unhealthy or non existent diets. It has been proven that deafness and depression go hand in hand. Whether it’s a hearing aid, a CI or a BSL interpreter or lipspeaker we all need something. We also need the co-operation of other people, otherwise we cannot function and are isolated. However, as was recently announced by the Minister of State, Department of Health, my hon.

It’s not because we smell…. Deafness is not a simple affliction. It has many social and psychological effects. It’s not just about not being able to hear, it is also about the effect on us of not being able to hear. Of the fear of making mistakes. Of missing out on things, of being excluded from things and living with bitter disappointment at having been left out, again. These are real problems for deaf people.

Since it is all part and parcel of “How deafness affects my life” it should be possible to apply all these as evidence. I don’t know about anyone else but I can supply many actual examples when these things have happened to me! BSL is not really an answer if nobody else can speak it! If there are no other signers you may as well be fluent in semaphore because it will be equally useless. Inside the deaf environment people may manage quite well. Is not the answer to my question, as it appears on the Order Paper, “None”? There is also the fact that we live in a country where two thirds of the year has pitch black evenings.

It is impossible for deaf people to communicate in the dark. That also applies to anyone, signer or lipreader who can’t see the speaker. Sitting behind a column at the theatre can ruin your night. So this influences our choice. We don’t go to places where it is likely to be stressful because we can’t see. This depends on the definition of social support. Deaf people need help to get along in society.

We do not have the social skills acquired by hearing people because our hearing loss prevents us from learing those skills. We are socially awkward and find it hard to get along unless hearing people are willing to make the “reasonable adjustment” that we need. If they won’t do that we are disempowered. Again it’s possible to give examples. Other issues are increasing demand, inadequate capacity, work force skills and competencies, and the fact that we do not yet have sufficient focus on modern technology. For hearings this is an easy fix, they just phone someone or ask in the street or in a shop. For us this is likely to be a problem for we may not understand the reply!

I remember missing a train at Cardiff Central because I couldn’t find the platform and everyone I asked had a strong Welsh accent. I was stuck there for hours waiting for the nest train. We also don’t hear announcements whether by overhead speaker or someone shouting. When there are unexpected delays or changes in travel we are very prone to making errors and getting into trouble. We are much more accident prone than hearing people and it’s more difficult for us to get past the problems it causes. I can see where I went wrong, in planning extensively to avoid stressful situations and events. However in so doing and someone else looking at the way I did that planning, they pointed out that I was organising my own isolation, it wasn’t society to blame !

In effect I had been avoiding situations rather than face them down. My own fault. I still try to help myself, and that means I won’t get either the support, or the welfare allowance. Mr. The DWP said there is no question on the form that covers ‘quality of life’, it would have to be ‘compared’ with quality of life of hearing people, and there is no ‘norm’. I couldn’t state properly how it had deteriorated, classic avoidance/adapting approaches to limit stress, were noted as ‘He doesn’t need help, he can help himself.. and has developed strategies to do it…’ It’s like stating you have a phobia of Doctors, and the simple answer is to just avoid getting ill, sorted !

Given HoH and deafened do not have a national support network, I don’t see what choice I have other than carry on DIY’ing, and raising hell about access as I go…. It doesn’t help the diversity that is deafness and loss, is at conflict with each other over what quality of life should be based ON.

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Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every 4 to 6 hours. This risk will increase the longer you use ketorolac. Ibuprofen belongs to the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Toothpastes do the same patient benefit that will help you cope with tinnitus or tinnitus. This direct impact on our thoughts and emotions, listening, sleeping and concentration in activities of daily living particular problems in any of these areas can lead to secondary problems with family or friends cause difficulties at work, socialize and enjoy recreational activities. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. Im also completly deaf in my left ear to start with.

Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This is done to check for other injuries, such as a fracture. Im absolutly petrified i will never hear my baby again. Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition. If you are allergic to aspirin or NSAIDs and take NUROFEN PLUS these symptoms may be severe.

This can happen if you are dehydrated or on a low sodium diet You have an illness called ‘Addison’s disease’. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Read it carefully. Local anesthesia will be injected into the cervix in order to numb the area. The most common starting dose of buprenorphine sustained release patch is 5 µg per hour and it may be slowly increased as required. So please know that everyone’s case is different. If symptoms persist despite treatment, seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

When you are taking nadolol, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. *Advil doesn’t get rid of my headaches, but it sometimes reduces the severity of the pain. Because of high levels of drug resistance, it is less useful than previously. It also helps the heart to beat more regularly. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives. These can supply reasonable hearing even when hearing aids don’t work. I have one.

Avoid taking ibuprofen if you are taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack. We are sorry that you have experienced this sudden hearing loss. What if my child is sick (vomits)? Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. However, some may be serious and need medical attention. This is a non-invasive test and which assesses how well your ear drum is working and whether there are any problems in your middle ear such as fluid. The audiologist will inform you of the results and advise on the next steps.

Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. There are treatments for glue ear which may also be suggested if it does not clear on its own. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and colouring agent red ferric oxide. It is possible to see signs of fluid behind the ear drum before we do the tests, so it’s likely that the ENT doctor has stopped the steroids because they have seen these signs. As mentioned above fluid can clear on its own and so that could be why you have noticed the improvements. The dose of hydrocodone and ibuprofen will be different for different patients. Check with your doctor if you have a severe or persistent sore throat.

Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Also to keep using my otovent balloon, betahistine 16mg x3 and avayms spray. He said my symptoms tell him i have a blocked tube but theres no signs of blockage, and hearing test showed possible conductive/nerve damage maybe due to a virus he cant say. Either way he explained that pred is right drug to be on at 60mg. Doesnt want to use tube in ear until last resort incase it is etd. Check blood sugar levels closely.

Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. Infants younger than 6 months of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor . Sudden hearing losses (SSHL) can also cause an initial feeling of fullness. From your posts it appears that the consultant and doctors are unsure whether there was a virus/blockage preceding the sudden drop in hearing; this may be why there have been conflicting responses from medical personnel. However as indicated in our previous response hearing tests along with middle ear function test (tympanometry) and looking at the ear will help the ENT make a better diagnosis. Because internal bleeding can occur without pain, call your doctor immediately if you notice black stools. In 75% of cases it is felt that the sudden drop in hearing is caused by either a virus or circulatory issues.

Although research is being done into looking at effective interventions as well as causes, at the moment the most effective way to deal with it is still steroids. Many people with sudden hearing loss will have a gradual improvement in their hearing. It is difficult for the researchers and the doctors to know at the moment whether it is the interventions that have helped improve the hearing or whether this would have occurred on its own. It can be given as medicine that your child swallows or through an IV. This may be why he/she has requested you continue with the betahistine, otovent and spray as well as the steroids. Eustachian tube dysfunction can make the ear feel muffled, the otovent and spray may help deal with this issue. However, it will not cause a sudden hearing loss.

If the Eustachian tube was not functioning properly before the drop in hearing then it may exacerbate the issue, but it would not cause it. As one of the responders said there are lots of options available once the situation settles. Please get in touch with audiology once you know what the hearing is like on your good ear. There are new hearing aids available for that cross the signal from the bad ear (left ear) across to you better ear. The aid on your better can be adjusted to the hearing on that side. Pregnancy: Benazepril, like other ACE inhibitors, can cause birth defects and even death to the developing fetus when taken by a women who is pregnant. Please get in touch with them when you return to see ENT.


Hi Aaron, many thanks for your reply. I spent yday in positive mode due to slightly hearing high pitch noises. Potassium levels: There is a risk of high levels of potassium in the blood for people who take NSAIDs, including ibuprofen. Today has seen it improve again but only slightly. My first post if im correct says that this is my only functioning good ear as ive been deaf in my left ear for years, so im really eager for steroid therapy to work. With all the research ive been reading im learning that it could still improve after months and im most happy to wait. Heart attack and stroke: High doses of ibuprofen (2400 mg  or more per day) have been linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Ive also cut out dairy as i feel this was very much contributing to the etd and im praying that when i go for next hearing test on tuesday that there is a noted improvement. Thanks for the support u have given me so far. What an amazing site this is!! New update. As of hearing tests done this morning back at ent-the dr said it has improved by 40%. Im not sure how cz i still cant hear yet. Have to stay on steroid for 1 more week at reduced dose and return again nxt tues for another test.

Could anyone shed any light on when sounds may start coming thru if there has been such an improvment. Still confused but positive. So today ive had my 3rd hearing test with results pretty much the same as last week. I explained i personally feel there has been an improvment on certain sounds which i couldnt hear last week. I finish my pred steroid today and i am going back nxt tues to have 1st steroid injection into ear. Ive heard a cpl other noises earlier also. I just feel its gna take time.

Dr said he doesnt think the steroids have worked but yet last week there was an improvment. Buprenorphine should not be used during pregnancy. I have an overall feeling of uneasiness and constant, inexplicable fear. This may occur in people with or without a previous history of epilepsy or convulsions. I too developed hearing loss in one ear (right) a little over a week ago. I had experienced a cold previously to this, which ironically seemed to subside. See Chapter 25.

This progressed rapidly to the feeling of fullness and pressure, and my hearing quickly went down hill from there. The morning after that, my hearing was almost gone in my right ear. After a few days of waiting, I decided to get it checked out with the doctor – who diagnosed me with glue ear. I have tried taking Sudafed, ibuprofen and tried the valsalva maneuver every day. It pop’s but the feeling and hearing loss is still there. Hearing improves a little during the day, but at night it is more or less gone again. I am a musician and have never suffered any form of hearing problem.

This is new to me. However, infection is not evident. I have been doing a test where I click my fingers at various distances from my good ear and compare the same distances with my right ear. One thing I have found the last few days is that when I click my fingers close to the bad ear – it sounds much further away than it does when I do the same close to the left ear. So my guess is, the Eustachian tube is well and truly blocked. I guess the thickness of the fluid is the thing that determines how quickly glue ear can improve and subside, and also the kind of hearing loss involved. If you can imagine fluid compact into a tiny canal like that, I think it demonstrates why it can be a nightmare to shift.

Hello, well at a guess your situation is slightly different to Lisa’s as you have had a cold. The average cold lasts about ten days to two weeks and during that time you will be teeming with bacteria. All the coughing and sneezing can result in bacteria getting into unwanted areas and causing infection. That might be your problem. In which case time and medicines will do the trick. You have certainly done the right thing in going to the doctor. I’ve always said that ear infections can get very nasty, very fast and so putting yourself in the hands of the medics is the best possible move.

Hello Cornishandy 🙂 Yes slightly different, but can totally sympathize on how frustrating it obviously is losing hearing of any form. I think it’s one of those things that most of us take for granted, and then when something happens that causes hearing loss – it’s a reminder of how lucky we are to be gifted with these wonderful senses. Hi Lisa & everyone else. I also suffered a sudden hearing loss. This is the only funny bit, it happened at 1pm on Monday 10th. September 2012! I remember that because it was such a shock.

I had an itch in my ear, put my finger in (wrong I know), waggled it about & heard a sudden, loud pop, followed by a lot of pain. I read somewhere the other day that this is a sign of a perforated eardrum, but how true that is I don’t know as, both of the ENT specialists I saw (many month’s apart) couldn’t tell me what that was, as neither of them had ever heard of such a thing before, they said. If you notice any signs of an infection, see your doctor right away. Something to do with seeing ‘bubbles’ around the drum area? Anyhow, you can read all about what happened next in my other post about an “Adult Grommet Problem”. So I still have the hearing loss, albeit a bit worse now. Funny thing is, my other ear, (thankfully) works absolutely perfectly, however a nurse the other day, told me that I ‘definitely’ have fluid behind that eardrum as well!

I told her that I definitely didn’t. Before the grommet, the old Valsalva mostly did the trick & would clear the ear slightly, so that I could at least watch a whole movie, before it ‘filled up’ again. I am now wishing that I had left it at that, as I have a whole bunch of other problems to cope with. I hope you all get your hearing back soon & please keep updating us with the latest news, as it’s good to hear (no pun intended) when someone makes a full recovery or even partial come to that. Hi, I have hearing loss to. Mine is in my left ear. I suffer from bad ears anyway, but I have never had hearing loss and ringing in my left ear.I wake up and my hearing in my left ear has gone.

As the day goes on the hearing comes back a little bit but not completely. I’m not sure what it is. I haven’t been to my doctors yet. Does anyone know what it is. After years of ear pressure and thick mucus coming from my middle ears and making me cough, I have found a solution and can’t believe how simple it is, no more pressure or thick mucus now, I just clear my throat ( those two little coughs with the mouth closed ) a few times a day, this must be opening the Eustachian tubes. Probably best not to do it too much if someone is sat next to you, it could annoy them. An update on my previous post.

I have read that constant throat clearing can damage the vocal chords, so I have tried doing something similar without making a noise, as I breathe out I close the back of my throat twice, I still wouldn’t do this if I was sat next to someone and it was quiet. I think this is still opening my Eustachian tubes, or at least getting them moving, I was a back seat passenger in a car the other day for a few hours, I knew those in the front were talking most of the way, I could hear a slight noise, then when we were nearly home I thought I would try the quiet throat clearing a few times, I didn’t think they would hear me with the noise of the car, to my surprise I could hear those in the front much clearer and could make out whose voice it was, I still couldn’t tell what they were saying.

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Now your phone calls, favorite music, mobile and computer video chats, podcasts, TV, live performances and presentations can be streamed into your hearing devices via the Streamer Pro. Designed to be smarter, smaller and more connected than any hearing aid of its kind, it gives you top-rated sound in a small, slim design with durable, water-resistant technology. ConnectLine is designed to connect millions of hearing device wearers with the world of entertainment, information and ideas. If you answer yes to these questions, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus). Is that true? So whether you’re already an Oticon hearing device wearer, or purchasing for the first time, ConnectLine can connect you with ease. Exposure to loud noise can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.

I was also refused a hearing test as it is only a year since the last one. Well, first of all I have to say that deafness and tinnitus are complicated issues and not at all straightforward to fix. Sometimes the most logical decision is not the right one. A careful history and audiometric testing will lead to the most likely causes and best treatment for your tinnitus. The problem with tinnitus is that it is not all that hard to make it worse. Tinnitus can be caused by hearing loss, loud noises, certain medications and other health problems. It sounds as if you do have the kind of tinnitus that is made worse by noise and in that case the hospital are probably correct.

You mention that the TV gives you tinnitus. How loud do you have it? There are various listening aids that could deliver clear sound adjusted to your hearing loss directly to your ear. One of these might help you because the sound is clearer through a direct connection and you won’t need it so loud. The problem with high frequency hearing loss is that speech becomes indistinct and muffled. This is because you lose the consonant sounds and are just left with all the ooo’s and aaa’s. The tendency is to turn the sound up louder to make them clearer.

This makes things worse in the long term as the heavy bass sounds will tickle up your nerve endings. You need to compensate for this by boosting the HF sounds, but this must be done correctly otherwise your tinnitus will get worse. You definitely need expert advice on how to go about this. Suggestions : Go back to your ENT and ask to speak to a specialist. Go through the options. Hearing tests are supposed to be given whenever the patient reports an apparent hearing loss. You are not limited to one a year!

Most importantly find out exactly the degree and extent of your hearing loss. Once you know this it becomes a lot easier to judge the most effective way forward. Bear in mind, as I said before, if you make it worse it might never recover. Alternatively: go to a reputable private practitioner and get some advice, which is usually free. However they are there to sell you hearing aids so bear that in mind. You might be able to arrange a 30 day trial of a hearing aid if they think it is suitable for you. Focusing on music might help you forget about your tinnitus for a while.

Many people find listening to music very helpful. Ask people to speak louder, but not shout. Avoid anything that can make your tinnitus worse, such as smoking, alcohol and loud noise. Or alternatively you may wish to visit a resource centre to try out some equipment, the helpline can advise where your nearest resource centre is, please feel free to email helpline@hearingloss.org.uk with your postcode and request, and the team will be happy to assist. If it is hard for you to hear over your tinnitus, ask your friends and family to face you when they talk so you can see their faces. Seeing their expressions may help you understand them better. Ask people to speak louder, but not shout.

What happened 18 months ago that caused it? It is even possible to see a hearing loss in only one ear, as can happen in acoustic trauma, when a loud blast affects the ear nearest the explosion. Have some kind of accident? Do you smoke or drink? Drink a lot of coffee or caffeine? All these things and more can cause tinnitus. Do a search of ototoxic drugs and see if you take any of them.


At our hearing aid center in Redmond, OR, we’re proud to offer this incredible device. I have had tinnitus as long as I can remember but with my hearing aids it basically goes away, so maybe I’m one of the lucky ones who HA’s help with their tinnitus. Good luck! Thanks cornishandy for your very informative post. When I first got T I really could not bear the TV at all and spent most nights crying as it was very painful. I kept the volume very low, often putting cotton wool in my bad ear. I did see an ENT consultant after 6 months who did an MRI looking for neuroma, told me I had hearing loss and signed me off saying T is always caused by noise which I was not really ever exposed to.

I have a blood clotting disorder and my consultant thinks a small vessel blood clot caused the problem, as it was sudden and in just one ear. My guess the hearing loss is just age related as I am in my 50’s. I have asked for another hearing test as it is a year since the last one but was told I do not need one. Do I have a right to another one? I obviously don’t want to make the T worse, especially as it love peace and quiet, it always calms down when I go to bed. I don’t have the TV as loud as my teenager. What are the things you mention to listen to TV with?

Now I’m writing this I can’t remember all the helpful things you wrote. Sorry. Thanks Aaron, I will look at the equipment but I don’t have any real idea what my needs are, I just would like to watch TV in peace as it is the one noise which makes T worse, whereas other sounds drown my T out. I will try the hearing test on the PC, I can’t do it on my iPad as it doesn’t have flash. I can’t seem to get the tinnitus advisor to agree to another test as it is just a year since the last one. Day 4. Hi Agil, I had no accident, no noise trauma, no new medication, it just blasted very suddenly in one ear, I have a blood clotting disorder and my consultant thinks I had a small vessel blood clot that caused the damaged which led to the T.

I think the hearing loss is age related. I would like to try an aid just to see if it helps. Booboo, I too have a clotting disorder: last year after I had a bad fall(broken back, ribs, blood clots in my lungs, concussion and the beginning of pneumonia) they found out that I had two rare antigens that gave me or made me a five fold increase over the general population to develop blood clots, so I am now on Warfarin to help ward against future clots. My tinnitus however has been caused by my high frequency hearing loss. I would think you have nothing to lose by trying HA’s to see if it helps. Good luck! We’re getting a few clues here.

Firstly I am not sure that tinnitus is caused by blood clots in local blood vessels. My understanding is that tinnitus occurs in the area of the brain that receives and translates the nervous impulses from the acoustic nerve. It seems that if overstimulated this area goes into a sort of infinite loop of noise. That is your tinnitus. I’m not medically qualified so I can’t really go there but according to various research reports I have read that has been shown to be correct. The task therefore is to identify what triggers that loop, and noise or sound is the major one. It can also be triggered by things like drugs, drink, nervous tension, bangs on the head and a fair assortment of other things.

It is a side effect of lots of primary causes. You mention that it improves at bedtime. Could that be because you are more relaxed? If you have the tension type of tinnitus then obviously the remedy is to try and lower the tension. It’s a bit like a tension headache in that you avoid tension-producing situations. I strongly recommend that you have a good read in the tinnitus forum next door. Those guys are real experts and there are a lot of ways in which you can help yourself.

Hearing equipment : Because it is a such an individual choice all reputable suppliers will let you have things on trial for a limited period. You need to try it for about a month to get a fair trial, because it takes your hearing a little bit of time to adapt. If it doesn’t work you just cut short the trial and try something else. There is a host of gadgets because there is a host of different types of hearing loss. Try before you buy. Note that you can’t have a loop because you do not wear hearing aids. You need acoustic TV listeners.

Cornishandy, I was told by ENT that T is always caused by noise damage and asked if I worked in the mills, the cheek of it. I have not been exposed to prolonged noise. One west end show and music 30 years ago. My consultant is the professor who discovered my condition which is named after him based at St Thomas, London, he also works closely with an audio vestibular consultant in London who both agree, in some people, ie his patients, that small clots in the head, ear canal, nerves whatever it may cause the damage to nerve endings just like a stroke does. It makes more sense given my clotting disorder, sudden severe onset and in just one ear. However the T clinic at my hospital say I can’t have one ( my hearing loss is worse in the ear with T) they say an aid would make my T worse. Is that true?

Do I have any rights to one?. Again, you have been given incorrect information. Whilst prolonged exposure to noise CAN cause irreversible hearing loss and tinnitus, it is certainly not the only cause. Quite shocking that this misinformation should have been provided to you. Smoker.

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You are very welcome to quote or use our articles. But what about when you’re further away, or the noise level rises? T427B Vibrating pad The Vibrating pad for FreeTel II Telephone for people with hearing loss slips under your pillow at night and can alert you to your cordless telephone ringing your alarm clock. If you ask them I think they can supply a letter. The clinical management of severe tinnitus in these patients is discussed with particular emphasis on the use of electrical stimulation. Labyrinthine infarction leads to a sudden profound loss in auditory and vestibular function, and typically occurs in older patients. Pretty healthy and I have never really had issues with my hearing.

If you profound hearing loss and hearing aids are no longer working for you, you may want to learn more about cochlear implants. J.; Aleksy, W., 1995: Mechanisms of tinnitus in profound deafness. For the purposes of this document in determining the five-frequency average value of hearing loss: if at any frequency no response is obtained due to the severity of the loss, this reading shall be given a value of 130 dB HL. It may be located in one or both ears, or centrally inside the head, however. I’m 35 many years old, and I have experienced tinnitus for so long as I’m able to remember. The most common categories of hearing loss classifications are mild hearing loss, moderate hearing loss, severe hearing loss and profound hearing loss. The vestibular evoked myogenic potential test (VEMP) is a relatively new diagnostic tool is currently being investigated in patients with specific vestibular disorders in the process.

High frequencies are where the primary power of consonants are, so they should be dismissed. Thank you so much for your replies. I have found both of them very informative and interesting. I am very grateful that my nhs hearing aids (Phonak Nathos) are comfortable and well programmed to suit my hearing loss. Most people don’t realise that I have a hearing loss. I am able to attend lip reading classes and am finding these enormously helpful but hadn’t realised that I was already lip reading to a small extent anyway. Thank you again.

I’d much rather wear my hearing aids over the phone with the ‘T’ option (for telephone use) than without HA’s. 🙂 I’m glad your hearing aids work well for you and that you’re finding lipreading classes useful. Make no mistake, councillors control the council, the officials who work there have to take notice of them and that is how you can get something done. I think we all begin to lip read naturally as our hearing deteriorates but from my point of view it has been good to mix with other people who also have a hearing loss. My confidence has grown and we have learnt a few tips on how to make life easier. I just wish I could have found a class 20 years ago as I may have accepted my hearing loss a lot quicker and been more confident. I thoroughly recommend classes if it’s possible.Life is good now though and who cares if I have to say – sorry I didn’t hear you.

I’m me – hearing aids and all!

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Bilateral high-frequency hearing loss is an indicator for chronic exposure to loud noise. Yet, when people detect ultrasonic components in music, ultrasound adds to the pleasantness of the perception and evokes changes in the brain as measured in electroencephalograms, behavior, and imaging. Monitoring the audience. There are two different kinds of online hearing tests. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Use of PLDs increased four-fold, from 18.3% (n = 68) in 2001 to 76.4% (n = 227) in 2008. These ABR data, together with a review of histopathological data in the C57BL/6 literature, suggest that the non-frequency-specific slow time course of hearing loss results from pathology in the lateral wall of the cochlea, whereas the stimulus-specific hearing loss with a rapid time course results from hair cell loss.

Electrophysiological changes were also observed because, after the training, some long latency components that were absent pre-training were observed during the re-evaluation. This was considered to be “significantly higher” by the researchers. How do we determine whether we’re seeing a senior audiologist? Additionally, individuals with unilateral hearing loss find that speech comprehension suffers greatly, falling to only about 30 to 35 percent of what can be heard with two healthy ears. A statistically significant difference in hearing loss was observed between the groups: 50% among the sound technicians and 10.5% among the controls. We have initially requested to remain under Great Ormond Street as we go there for other things and it’s a familiar environment for our daughter. The effect on the HF-triplet test of varying presentation method (professional or cheap headphones and loudspeakers) was small for the NH group and somewhat larger, but nonsignificant for the hearing-impaired group.

Christo Pantev of the University of Münster in Germany and his colleagues, for example, have brought some relief to people with tinnitus by rewiring their tone map To do so, they edited recordings of music, filtering out the frequencies of the ringing in the ears of their patients, who then listened to the filtered music an average of 12 hours per week. Hearing aids for tinnitus patients can then present multiple benefits, such as enhanced hearing, increased auditory stimulation, and a masking effect for tinnitus. She passed all her SATs with pretty much flying colours. No comment has been made by her teachers (bearing in mind that she has just finished primary school and she’s supposedly had this hearing loss since birth, so it’s not just one year of teachers). Her speech is excellent. The ironic part of hearing loss is that there seems to begin to appreciate our favorite sounds until after we have lost the ability to clearly hear them. These online frequency hearing tests can help you determine if you have high frequency hearing loss.

Our daughter has other medical issues, and had a hearing test due to antiobiotic use which can cause high frequency hearing loss. She had the newborn hearing test, the normal school hearing tests and participated in a clinical trial looking at genetic links to high frequency hearing loss and antibiotic use (which showed she was not susceptible to high frequency hearing loss). 1991). This study was conducted at the neuroaudiology and electrophysiology clinics of the Department of Hearing and Speech Therapy of the Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil). We are waiting on an audiology appointment with a paedeatric audiology consultant, but this is taking time. She has had an MRI which showed no issues. Treatment may include steroids to support the recovery of hearing, but patients who see no change within two weeks are unlikely to see improvement.

Hearing loss consistent with noise exposure is likely to have gradually developed over a period of between 5 and 20 years of general exposure in all locations [7,8]. They are making new moulds, so hopefully that will improve. The audiologists have set the volume on the hearing aids and set them up so we can’t adjust the volume manually. I asked if they could turn the volume down but they said no. Noise-induced hearing loss and music-induced hearing loss can originate from both music that you play and also music that you listen to and enjoy in your down time. She’s been given Oticon Spirit Synergy hearing aids which are small and she chose one which matches her hair, so it’s quite well disguised. She went for clear moulds (although I quite fancy the sparkly ones).

They are barely noticable, but I have suggested she give it a couple of weeks, and if she wants her hair cut to cover them, we’ll do that (if the psychologist agrees). Wartinger present in young musicians on the assessment of tinnitus. I like the idea of linking them to a phone. I think that would be great and may well help. She doesn’t currently have a phone, but we were planning on getting her one for when she starts secondary school (probably not an iPhone though!). The group of subjects began with 16 C57BL/6J mice, 8 female and 8 male, bred in the University of Rochester Vivarium from parent stocks obtained from the Jackson Laboratories (Bar Harbor, ME). The surface electrodes were attached with electrolytic paste (Ten20) and micropore adhesive tape to the forehead (ground electrode), cranial vertex (active electrode) and earlobes (reference electrodes), following the standard international system (23).

I feel we could have been better supported by the audiology team but we understand that it’s an unusual situation and they didn’t appreciate that there might be an issue. We should have pushed to see the psychologist sooner, but all of this is a learning curve. It would have helped if the audiology team had provided more written information about getting used to a new hearing aid, both for us and our daughter, but if it’s not a common situation it would be understandable if it’s not something they’ve needed to do.

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Laser skin resurfacing, commonly called a laser peel, removes the outer, often damaged layer of skin for a smoother, younger look. Reduces background noise. The areas where the tonsils were removed will appear yellowish –white. It was performed by Dr Berenholz at the Lippy Clinic in Warren in OH and I am abut 18 months post-op. Will my being young and healthy decrease the chance of failure? Tinnitus Modulation by Stapedectomy on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists. Otosclerosis is a disease that causes progressive hearing loss.

I was taking steroids for 5 days (full hospital treatment) with increasing doses every next day which they told me that helped to a lot people who recovered their hearings during this kind of treatment. However it didnt effect on my hearing. After treatment doctors told me that only other thing that can help me with this condition is hyperbaric chambers becouse inhaling the pure oxygen can improve blood circulation and recover hearing. Stapedectomy MRI 1 week post stapedectomy Stapedectomy expert in or around georgia Stapedectomy and loss of taste Hearing Distortion Antibiotic Induced Tinnitus swimmers ear but also sudden hearing loss? Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is a problem affecting the cochlea or auditory nerve. Most of all, keep busy and distracted. speech on mobile phone if it is high volumed etc.

I didnt go to doctor still to measure my improvments what i will do these days. However my brain adoptes a lot, still having problems in crowded places, or when i sit with several friends so i can not hear clearly the person sitting on my left side. Running/Exercise – Doc told me not until at least week 4 or 5, but I did it at week 2 because I felt fine. Generally, the patient is positioned so the plane of the tympanic membrane is parallel with the plane of the floor in the operating room. I talked to few peoples who had the same condition in nearby and i heared from some of them that they recovered hearing even after 1 year period so i still hope that i will be the lucky ona as well. So to people to whom this hearing loss just occured i would like to tell that those first days are the worst period and after time it will be only better so they just needs to belive in that. I don’t want to go thru that recovery again!

Now i do it all even thought my hearing didnt recovered significantly. Human brain always adopts in a way that you can function normaly. Just as before, the louder I speak, the louder it plays. A small incision may be made in the ear to harvest a graft for use in the operation. The second possible ciircumstance that i can recall is that I was working for 12 hours in my office. My understanding is that hearing aids are quite sophisticated now, and that they work significantly better for conductive loss than nerve-related loss. Hi Vlado Yes I think you are right, there are far more of us than statistics show.

I lost my hearing in my left ear 8 months ago and, like you, I recovered some low tone, loud noise after a few months of intensive steroid therapy. I had injections into the eardrum as well as oral steroids. One final PS–there’s a stapedectomy and a stapedotomy. I’ve been reading through some of the recent threads on stapedectomies, and haven’t found anyone with my precise set of “symptoms”, so I’m making my own post to see if any of you can calm me down a bit about what I’m experiencing. Like JohnD who posted on this thread I have had no hearing on one side all my life. People on this thread seem surprised to find that this is so common, but yes it is. At school and into adult life I have been aware that others around me were in the same position.

However I was in my 40s before I compared notes with anyone on the subject and we had a good laugh about our coping strategies. Recovery takes a few days to a week in some cases and most patients can return to school or work within this time frame. However the condition really is livable with and not in my mind the worst that could have happened to me as a birth defect. Far worse is the vertigo I have suffered out of the blue,on three occasions in my life for periods lasting over a year. The spinning, sickness, drop attacks, the inability to look after yourself when out and it happens are so frightening. However, the possible result of the longer prostesis is that if it is too long anytime I am exposed to loud noise it will cause vertigo. None of the tablets or therapies work for me.

Between attack number two and attack number three was a gap of 35 years when my world suddenly spun round and round as I sat in my son’s car on a lovely spring morning. Absolutely nothing had changed in the way of treatment or diagnosis in that 35 years except they could tell me with the advent of computers that 2% of my balance is working on my deaf side. Please be assured that you can adapt to just hearing on one side. Unfortunately, I kept eating to find something that tasted right so I probably gained some weight. Thank you Susan, I always keep in my mind that doctor, who diagnozed this hearing loss to me, told me that i could just that easy have stroke so i guess i was lucky, or I just like to think that way:) I started to think diffrently about my life and what is important to me so it was painfull but needed lesson. Hi Susan I would say never! It took me klangtherapie tinnitus berlin months and months to get over it.

I had SSHL in March. Left ear completely deaf. I was told there was a minimal chance of any recovery. Bony overgrowth over a glomus tumour has not been previously reported in the world literature and as such represents a new clinical entity. Sometimes the otolaryngologist will recommend removal of the adenoid tissue (lymph tissue located in the upper airway behind the nose) when ear tubes are placed. Forms of vestibular vertigo are linked to disorders in the VOR. New bone growth along the upper edges of the tympanic bone is believed to be the sources of exostoses.

I recovered about 30% of my pure tone hearing at around 6 weeks (moreso in the lower frequencies), then my word discrimination shot up at around 12 weeks. There are two parts to a cochlear implant, the processor and its coil (A and B) and the implanted portion (C). But in answer to your question. It is a year now since I first lost my hearing and after initially recovering some low tone hearing, there has been no further improvement. In the Portland Experience on the surgical management of perilymph fistulas Black and colleagues [19, 20] found seventy-nine fistulas in ninety ears (88%). The main symptom was “disequilibrium” (90%) with subjective and objective aural symptoms being half a common. Hi, I’m new to this and I am looking for advise/help with regards to having a bone conduction hearing aid implanted.

1. Unfortunately 2 weeks post surgery I developed an infection which killed my hearing in this side. Since then I have used general hearing aids but have recently been given the option of bone conduction which appears to help me massively! My loss is moderate to severe in varying DB. I have the option of a bone anchored hearing aid or the Bonebridge implant and was wondering if anybody on here had experience of these! This is what I am thinking: BAHA = Advantages LESS INVASIVE, MORE SECURE AND CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO IMPLANT, MORE RESEARCH/HISTORY ETC. Disadvantages PERMANENT PROTUSION, CATCHING ON THINGS?

WASHING HAIR ETC HAIR LOSS AROUND IT, SKIN GROWING OVER, INFECTION. Surgery served me well for past 28 years. The last one is a tutorial on all implantable bone conducting devices and gives a good outline. Some of these are only available in the US but you may find it a helpful read. tinip123 wrote: Hi Susan I would say never! I am dealing with the same question. I had SSHL in March.

Left ear completely deaf. But I could really only hear the white noise “city sound” with my fixed (right) ear, so if I would roll over and lay my right ear on the pillow, I wouldn’t actually hear the city anymore, I only heard crickets in the yard. I saw numerous ENT’s. The recovery timeframe I heard differed with each doctor & seemed to be based on their personal experience with the few SSHL patients they had cared for. Most people seem to think there is a primary recovery time & a longer term recover time. My ENT’s answers to your question have varied from “All recovery will take place in the first month” to “Primary recovery period of 6 months followed by slower recovery up to 18 months”. I recovered about 30% of my pure tone hearing at around 6 weeks (moreso in the lower frequencies), then my word discrimination shot up at around 12 weeks.

I continue to experience improvement in my daily functioning now at 4 months, although my hearing tests haven’t yet shown another “jump” & seem to be fluctuating somewhat. I am confident that I will continue to improve & I really can sense very subtle improvements occurring continuously. Other information source Strange Hearing Loss Problem clearhearing.org What treatmrnt did you undertake? I’m 100% deaf on left side now. 2 weeks steroids plus ear steroid injections…..16 days and no change:( Did you also lose all hearing to begin with or did you have some hearing? Hi kelly It sounds like we have suffered exactly the same problem. I hope things are becoming easier for you.

I will be keeping you in my thoughts I know it will all work out…. it still bothers me now occasionally, I try not to dwell on it. It has been 18 months since I lost my hearing in my left ear. I have seen numerous ENT doctors and consultants who have told me they believe the blood flow to my ear was somehow compromised resulting in a lack of oxygen to the hair cells. These then die and will not recover. Our hope now is that the clinical trials that are at present being carried out to regrow these hair cells are successful, which if so will restore natural hearing. This is obviously a few years away but is quite encouraging!

Fingers crossed for us all! Hi all. It is comforting to read other people’s stories. I suddenly lost my hearing to SSHL in both ears in October 2014 and it has not returned. It’s about 60db and 80db across the spectrum on the right and left ears respectively, so is bordering on severe. It all started in Dec 2011 with some dizzy spells to the extent that people in a restaurant thought I was too drunk to walk as I staggered out. My hearing dropped by about 10db on the left and I continued to have dizzy spells for the next year but it went away and all seemed fine apart from a moderate hearing loss on the left.

In Sept 2014, the dizziness returned for about 2 hours. I then began to notice that things sounded strange (like my car and the trains passing my office) and I was losing hearing. I then got a bad cold and my hearing went in both ears and never returned. I am a lawyer and need to be able to hear properly in meetings and on the phone. I can do neither despite having the best hearing aids (Phonak Audeo V90) that you can buy (after giving up on the NHS ones: Access to Work contributed 5/7ths of the cost). The main problem is the phone in work and I think I have every single phone and assistive accessory that Phonak make. One such approach is performed by going behind the ear and mastoid, and is called the retrosigmoid approach.

Everything is loud enough, sometimes too loud, it just lacks clarity. I’d love to be able hear music, hear the TV and hear conversations amongst my friends and family. I can only hear people if they talk clearly and directly at me, and then it depends on who is talking and the room acoustics. Some days my hearing seems worse than others, probably due to diet, tiredness and alcohol etc. This last week, I have had bad tinnitus too, which is all consuming. I hate wearing hearing aids too…the loud tinny sounds are so oppressive that I often take them out and enjoy the silence and the feeling of air in my ears. It’s a nightmare and business is suffering badly and I feel very isolated, worried and upset.

People don’t realise how debilitating deafness is. My mom told me that after the surgery for a couple hours the left side of my face was drooping a bit but by the time i got home and in front of a mirror it was back to normal. I’ve just registered on this website and found this thread. Susan, quite honestly, I could have written your posts. It is exactly identical to how i am right now, I’m 55, having suffered sshl in September. I have moderate loss in low frequency tones (;fortunately). I’m sorry you had total loss, how awful.

I feel exactly as you did, like a bereavement. I’m supposed to be going to Barbados in ten days, a place I absolutely adore, but just now, I’m feeling like I should never have booked it. Tissue is taken either from the back of the ear or from the small cartilaginous lobe of skin in front the ear called the tragus. Vestibular syndromes in the roll plane represent unilateral damage to the ascending pathways (of the semicircular canals and otolith organs). Although Myringotomy with tube insertion can be performed under local anaesthesia during a regular doctor’s appointment in co-operative adults, patients requiring tube insertion are very often young children. I do feel a little bit more positive now. I can’t find the sshl facebook page though?

Does anybody have the link? Hi Christine I got quite upset when I read your post – it brings it all back like it was yesterday. The most commonly employed chemical test to distinguish perilymph from other fluids has been beta-transferrin, which is in perilymph and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) but not plasma. In another study [54] beta-transferrin was detected in only 5% of samples from twenty PLFs. I still mourn the loss of my hearing – I think probably because it happened so suddenly. There was no time to get used to the possibility of single sided deafness. One minute I could hear perfectly and the next I could not.

It had never occurred to me that my life would change in a fraction of a second. I did recover some low tone hearing in the early days after the steroid injections although there has been no further improvement in the last 12 months. I have a tiny in ear hearing aid but as there is hardly any hearing to aid I tend not to wear it as it distorts the sound and affects my hearing in my good ear as it amplifies the low tones I can hear. Drives me a bit nuts to be honest! I hope you go on your holiday to Barbados. Believe me, things will improve for you both physically and emotionally. I know exactly what you are going through and I feel for you.

I spent most of my first holiday after this happened in tears but I have been ok since. I know now the places to avoid but they are becoming less as I get used to hearing only on one side. Hi Everyone Just thought I would do an update on this thread as to where I am at now! We are now two and half years down the line from when I first suffered SSHL. It has flown by but I seem to have been deaf in my left ear a long time! I have to say that my life has returned to “normal” as in I try not to let it get me down any more, but I still struggle in certain situations (mainly shopping centres, restaurants – noisy places mostly). But you’re right that damage to the chorda tympani nerves due to stapedectomy is not a common side effect.

I have still got the tiny in-ear aid, which to be honest doesn’t really help much but he did explain to me that I may lose the tiny bit of hearing that I do have in my deaf ear if I don’t switch on the brain to amplify the noise it hears. I try to wear it as often as I can but it is sometimes more of a hindrance than a help. Hello, I was recently diagnosed with SSHL, its been a little over a month now and while searching it I came across this post. I gotta say its been helpful to read about everyone’s experience. I am 23, work in health care, and had never heard of this until now. I woke up one day with a feeling of fullness and loud ringing in my left ear. I had gone swimming two days prior so I thought just an ear infection.

I thought nothing of it and went to work. It was so hard to keep up that night and understand what every one was saying. I went to urgent care next day and then the emergency department and no one had any idea what it was. About a week and a half later I was finally able to see an ENT who said it was SSHL. I have taken antivirals, a 6 day course of steroids, and 3 tympanic injections with little improvement. Currently I am on a second course of steroids, 14 days this time and I recently started hyperbaric oxygen treatment. However, I am finding that I have pain in my right ear (the good ear), and I have only had two out of at least 20 treatments.

Does any body have any experience with this? I am absolutely terrified of losing my good ear. I am trying to stay hopeful and am thankful as I have heard some lose both ears at the same time. But some days are just harder than others. Just trying to take it one day at time. Anyway, thank you to all who have shared your experience. And if anyone has had any experience with HBO I would love to hear it.

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Is the patient in need of hearing aid maintenance? Referrals come primarily from within the West Midlands region, but we also accept referrals from outside the area. Out of scope Patients being referred for problems with their NHS hearing aids only Paediatrics referrals ENT referrals Complex cases Learning and Cognitive difficulties Patients under 55 years of age – and/ or has red flag symptoms should be referred to an appropriate specialist service. Your audiologist will ask a variety of questions and perform different tests to help establish how your hearing is working. Advances in technology mean that many patients will not need an ear mould and can be fitted with the latest open fit thin tubes which are very discrete. More than 5,000 people in Scotland use Action on Hearing Loss’ Hear to Help service every year- but in March 2015 these services are scheduled to close due to a lack of funding. Sadly, her hearing has deteriorated.

She cannot hear what the doctors/nurses are saying and cannot converse easily with visitors. Being part of Central Manchester Foundation Trust, the audiology department has excellent links with both Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital ensuring that all patients have access to specialist interventions wherever necessary. The team is led by Justine Sweet, Head of Audiology and ENT Services at Kingston Hopsital NHS Foundation Trust. They’re suitable for most people, but may be less effective for people with profound hearing impairment or certain conditions. Patients with ear moulds may also wish to enquire about tube cleaning wires which can be purchased at £6.50 for 30 wires. The two main treatment options available for hearing loss in one ear are – the BAHA (a bone anchored hearing aid device) and the CROS  hearing aid (Contralateral Routing Of Signal). We also offer digital aids to people who already have NHS hearing aids, as and when their hearing aid review is due.

Services include day treatments / procedures, out-patients, Clinic, X-ray and a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). I care for an elderly lady, whose mind is all there, but sadly her body is giving out. It warns that a failure to follow past advice will pose a risk to services in the future. You can only realistically choose two out of the three. She cannot have the TV on as by the time it reaches a sound level that she can hear, the distortion is unbearable. get ready to sue these people IF you can, the government took away your right to free legal help. Working for a cash strapped council I don’t like asking them to cough up for too much.


She cannot hear what the doctors/nurses are saying and cannot converse easily with visitors. AQP providers must only provide a limited list of approved hearing aids, almost all of which are behind-the-ear. A home visit is a must, and yet I learn that the NHS do not provide this service. Reduced occlusion occurs, as low-frequency sound is allowed to enter and exit the ear canal naturally through the open tip. Can any one suggest anything? I’m surprised a HOSPITAL has no-one to check hearing ! The Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) database: A new approach to the definition of subtypes of tinnitus and generating predictors of treatment outcome 2Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, P.

I am gradually gathering that I am going to have to be a bit more firm than I usually am with the hospital? Some hospitals DO arrange home visits,but it seems to be a postcode lottery. Is there a positive effect on tinnitus with hearing aids? unless you have an hefty bank account, it can cost £20 A DAY. Basically it is a penalisation and rip off for being ill. I do recall my mother in hospital having to call me from work and I travelled a 70 mile round trip simply to clean her aid of wax, as the nurses refused. (The nurses are the ones filling forms,we don’t know who the others are!).

And thats difficult at moment with 1 eye ha ha.. I’m so sorry to read about the current situation that your elderly friend is in. A home assessment from an NHS Audiology department is sometimes available if the person is not able to attend the hospital due to being house bound – so this would be the case for your friend. Hearing aids and tinnitus. perforated eardrum can often heal on their own, but other injuries may require surgery to treat. I thought care homes had been sorted. In addition I compiled the technical statisticts for the European and World transducer sales.

A lot of older people simply wanted the volume turned up and that was refused too. This is because hearing is an emotional and personal experience. Sad. Hospital staff could easily have contacted the home to see if someone would help out too, although it seems they didn’t even bother to do that and have left this lady with no help as well to follow. The NHS is a don’t care service these days, and jobsworths… yet the TV news this morning said ‘most’ people were happy with it, probably the ones who aren’t are not allowed to complain or denied that right like this lady, makes my blood boil really…. Compassion used to be a byword and accepted part of nursing, now, unless there are forms for it signed in triplicate no-one wants to know……

I’m deaf as a post but if I had the hospital contact even from Wales I’d get something sorted.

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