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1 day ago · Help! I can't afford to buy hearing aids in Hearing Loss

@hammock2015 Another option is Starkey Hearing Aids has a Foundation that distributes free hearing aids all over the world. You have to qualify financially. If you go to their website and look for the Foundation (might be called HearNow) it has a pre-qualifying link to tell whether you qualify or not. Good luck.

Mike

4 days ago · Retinal Detachment Surgery in Eye Conditions

@jaguar737 @imallears @sue225 @lisalucier Thank you all for your different perspectives. I just got back from the ophthalmologist who said it wasn't a tear or detachment ( I think I heard a 'yet') but the vitreous gel that is against the retina has 'liquified' in a couple of places, and moved away from the retina causing the floaters. The explanation for the flashes of light was a little more technical but he said to give it 3 weeks. If the floaters multiply and/or I get any shading across the eye to come in immediately. Otherwise I'm ok. I don't want to lose an eye (I already lost hearing in both ears) so I am going to get another opinion at one of the large Eye Hospitals in Philly where I live. Thanks again and will update if the 2nd opinion differs.

5 days ago · Retinal Detachment Surgery in Eye Conditions

I didn't see this particular topic in the History. I not only have the eye floaters affecting my right eye (came out of nowhere) but also have periodic flashes of light in the periphery of the same eye. Everything I read says this could be retinal detachment which is a medical emergency. Has anyone been through this? Thanks. Mike

Wed, Feb 12 9:08am · What do you do when someone is in denial about their hearing loss? in Hearing Loss

@nurseheadakes Eloise, what you are doing is awesome to bring education on hearing loss to so many in your community. I commend you. Re: veterans, don't forget to mention to them that there is a virtual Veteran Chapter that meets via Zoom and is overseen by Carla, the National HLAA Chapter Coordinator. I don't know how often they 'meet' but info might be on the HLAA website.

Mike, HLAA Chester County PA

Dec 20, 2019 · Removal of sinus polyps in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

@veganmom Yes, I had some removed about 15 years ago. I had been experiencing 3 – 4 cases of sinus infections every year and turned out it was the polyps. Yes they packed with gauze afterwards. I had some bleeding but not much. It was mostly uncomfortable. But it has significantly helped me during the allergy and winter months. I don't get any infections anymore. Good luck

Sep 30, 2019 · Sudden hearing loss and an echo in Hearing Loss

@sjd324 You are absolutely correct. It really is something that needs to be pushed out into the community. My wife was lucky when she woke up with her sudden hearing loss 2 years ago as I was at the Convention where I was surrounded by hearing specialists. Because we got her to my ENT immediately, she got the steroids and was hearing again a week later. It's a shame general practitioners don't have this info.

Sep 29, 2019 · Rude or just can’t hear? in Hearing Loss

@arrowshooter Great idea! I'm going to download it now.

Sep 6, 2019 · Help: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) - very scary in Hearing Loss

@ed140 Hi. I posted this a week ago for someone else, but I will repeat it for you as your loss sounds like my wife's. She woke up one morning 2 years ago with no hearing in one ear. I got her into my ENT the same day and he prescribed steroids like yours did. But he also had her get an MRI, which showed that she had an acoustic neuroma (non-cancerous tumor) pressing against her hearing nerve. It was small. Within a week of drugs, her hearing was back to normal and she has been normal for 2 years. However, even though acoustic neuroma's are typically slow growing, we go back for follow up MRI's each year to make sure it isn't getting too large. She might still need to get it surgically removed in the future if it grows too big. Hope this helps. I would get an MRI if I were in your shoes so you could confirm what it is. Good luck.