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Forward:Selection of hearing aids

Jeffrey G. Sirianni sirianni at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Sun Jan 21 13:36:21 EST 1996

Forwarded message:

>I have a severe hearing loss in my right ear and a moderate loss in my
>left. The right ear has a large tear in the ear drum which has been >there
for some years. After a number of rupture/healing sequences >extending over
20 years the healing process stopped and an >otolaryngologist patched it.
After a couple of months the
>patch blew out. Another oto offered to install another patch but this >time
from the inside, one which he claimed would be much stronger. An >oto from a
University  Hospital Oto Department says that since the >underlying problem
is not fixable (blockage of the Eustacian tube during >episodes of colds,
allegies, etc), the ruptures would likely recur and I >would probably only
recover at best 10dB and this only in one frequency, >and that I would
probably still need a hearing aid. So my questions are:
>	a. Would the new patch indeed restore only 10dB?
>	b. Where can I get objective advise on hearing aids?
>Thanks in advance for your help? 
* Jeff Sirianni                        *
* University of Texas at Austin        *
* Communication Sciences and Disorders *
*                                      *
* sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu           *
* jgsaudio at aol.com                     *

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