Has anyone seen a audiologist at Mayo clinic

Posted by sfskater1958 @sfskater1958, Sep 4, 2018

I’m suppose to see a audiologist at Mayo clinic in Rochester i’m stone deaf but they want a hearing test. Does anyone know how good these audiologist are? have you been to one? are your feelings took in to consideration? i had my left operated on 40 years ago totally remade on inside i know nothing can be done i feel it’s useless to test. can any one give me answers and a direction on what to expect with these audiologist at mayo in rochester?

the function of the audiologist is to send sound thru blocking one ear andmeasuring your response , and reaction,.they usually do it 2 ways via the ear canal and behind the ear sirring on the bony bit behind the ear over the drum . the hearing in front assess eardrum response and tympanic bones behind the ear isasses middle ear health

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@sirgalahad

the function of the audiologist is to send sound thru blocking one ear andmeasuring your response , and reaction,.they usually do it 2 ways via the ear canal and behind the ear sirring on the bony bit behind the ear over the drum . the hearing in front assess eardrum response and tympanic bones behind the ear isasses middle ear health

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i know what they do but 40 years ago i had major surgery on left ear i'm totally deaf in both ears as for testing behind ear can't i don't have the bones to do it i got no tympanis bonesi feel seeing a audiologist is useless but they want it so i'll do it

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@sfskater1958, Hello and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for posting about your hearing test. @sirgalahad is correct in response to the test itself. At Mayo ENT, patients are required to have a baseline hearing test by a licensed Audiologist prior to seeing an Otologist. Are you seeing a physician after your hearing test?

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@jamienolson

@sfskater1958, Hello and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for posting about your hearing test. @sirgalahad is correct in response to the test itself. At Mayo ENT, patients are required to have a baseline hearing test by a licensed Audiologist prior to seeing an Otologist. Are you seeing a physician after your hearing test?

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yes Dr.Carlson but they said i could decline hearing test if i wanted to nobody understands i'm deaf you get nothing from test i can't hear beeps or anything they send you. why can't people understand that? and theirs no doubt the audiologist has never saw a inside of a left ear like mine most audiologost and ear doctors haven't

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@sfskater1958

yes Dr.Carlson but they said i could decline hearing test if i wanted to nobody understands i'm deaf you get nothing from test i can't hear beeps or anything they send you. why can't people understand that? and theirs no doubt the audiologist has never saw a inside of a left ear like mine most audiologost and ear doctors haven't

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SO HAVEYOU CONSIDERED HAVING COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND RESTORING SOME HEARING OR LIP READING AND SIGNING

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@sfskater1958

i know what they do but 40 years ago i had major surgery on left ear i'm totally deaf in both ears as for testing behind ear can't i don't have the bones to do it i got no tympanis bonesi feel seeing a audiologist is useless but they want it so i'll do it

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sorries no logic then cochlear implant surgeries where they attache wires directly into the semi circular canal or to the auditory nerve and it sits behind your ear

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@sirgalahad

SO HAVEYOU CONSIDERED HAVING COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND RESTORING SOME HEARING OR LIP READING AND SIGNING

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no inplants not a option it is what it is and i'm ok with it i have kept my ear in great shape since surgery 40 years ago because i'm very picky whop goes inside that ear that was my only concern with the audiologist i'm seeing i'm sure she never saw a ear like mine most ear doctors haven't most audiologist haven't i had some who wouldn't touch it. because never saw one like it after being built due to cholesatoma beinmg took out i had a great doctor do the surgery

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I am facing cholestoma or dehisince of the semi circular canal so I know I will loose myhearing in my left ear

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my cholestoma was so bad they took all my mastiod, made me a eardrum it had ate mine away it was close to being through thin layer skin and in to the brain which would of meant i die but i had great doctors, i can live without hearing i never good hearing anyway

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hugs

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@sirgalahad

I am facing cholestoma or dehisince of the semi circular canal so I know I will loose myhearing in my left ear

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Did you have surgery? How are you doing now?

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@jamienolson

@sfskater1958, Hello and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for posting about your hearing test. @sirgalahad is correct in response to the test itself. At Mayo ENT, patients are required to have a baseline hearing test by a licensed Audiologist prior to seeing an Otologist. Are you seeing a physician after your hearing test?

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Hello: I made the connection to the hearing loss group because my wife does not hear all that well. Just recently I got her to accept the idea that I would get her a hearing aid for Christmas 2019. I am very proactive about health care and I have taken family to Mayo with amazing results. So I need to educate myself about hearing loss and treatment. You mentioned Audiologist and Otologist. Is the Otologist an MD? My wife's situation is she had an ear infection which the MD forty years ago said to keep cotton in your ear until the infection is gone. Wrong treatment she learned later after having hearing loss. So my question is does one see the Audiologist first and then see the Otologist if appropriate? Does one attempt to see the Otologist first? I am thinking at the very least a person needs to go to a hearing loss clinic that has both the Audiologist and the Otologist. We live near Indianapolis Indiana. Do you know or does Mayo have a recommendation for a clinic in the area? Your help would be appreciated.

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@engineer

Hello: I made the connection to the hearing loss group because my wife does not hear all that well. Just recently I got her to accept the idea that I would get her a hearing aid for Christmas 2019. I am very proactive about health care and I have taken family to Mayo with amazing results. So I need to educate myself about hearing loss and treatment. You mentioned Audiologist and Otologist. Is the Otologist an MD? My wife's situation is she had an ear infection which the MD forty years ago said to keep cotton in your ear until the infection is gone. Wrong treatment she learned later after having hearing loss. So my question is does one see the Audiologist first and then see the Otologist if appropriate? Does one attempt to see the Otologist first? I am thinking at the very least a person needs to go to a hearing loss clinic that has both the Audiologist and the Otologist. We live near Indianapolis Indiana. Do you know or does Mayo have a recommendation for a clinic in the area? Your help would be appreciated.

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So glad to hear that you are there for your wife. My husband has been my rock through my hearing journey and is an important part of my treatment. I too started losing my hearing in my late 40’s. I went to a local ent doctor and was then referred to audiologist for my assessment. After hearing the bad news, I went decided on hearing aids. It was my audiologist who proscribed them. They helped for several years but still could not capture high pitches and thus made speech hard to follow. Through the years I had 3 different kinds. Unfortunately my hearing kept deteriorating until my audiologist told me the only thing left was a cochlear implant. I just got one last summer and have no regrets.

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@engineer

Hello: I made the connection to the hearing loss group because my wife does not hear all that well. Just recently I got her to accept the idea that I would get her a hearing aid for Christmas 2019. I am very proactive about health care and I have taken family to Mayo with amazing results. So I need to educate myself about hearing loss and treatment. You mentioned Audiologist and Otologist. Is the Otologist an MD? My wife's situation is she had an ear infection which the MD forty years ago said to keep cotton in your ear until the infection is gone. Wrong treatment she learned later after having hearing loss. So my question is does one see the Audiologist first and then see the Otologist if appropriate? Does one attempt to see the Otologist first? I am thinking at the very least a person needs to go to a hearing loss clinic that has both the Audiologist and the Otologist. We live near Indianapolis Indiana. Do you know or does Mayo have a recommendation for a clinic in the area? Your help would be appreciated.

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Hi @engineer, I notice that you were directing this question to @jamienolson. If you put the member's @username in the message, they will get a notification that indicates there is a reply directed specifically to them (but the group can also see it and benefit from it). Now that I have mentioned Jamie, she will come and answer your questions.

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Thank you, @colleenyoung. 🙂 and Hello to you @engineer and @debbiefili . Welcome to the group.

The Otologist is the surgeon that specializes in hearing loss treatment. The Audiologist is the specialist that does the hearing tests and would consult with you and your wife about the results of the hearing test. The two professions reside in the same location at Mayo, Rochester. They work together with you to decipher what is best for the patients specific need. A baseline hearing test is typically done for every patient before seeing the otologist. There are so many options to improve loss of hearing. It's great that you are doing your research and being proactive in seeking healthcare. Make sure you search for a surgeon that is specialized and someone that will work to preserve the hearing your wife does have.

Please share this lovely story with your wife.- https://sharing.mayoclinic.org/2018/04/27/cochlear-implant-allows-judith-collins-to-relish-her-life-again/

I hope you have found the above information helpful.

How long has your wife been coping with her hearing loss? Does she still have some of her hearing or is it gone on both sides?

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