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Sep 19, 2019 · Getting the right hearing aid for my 12 year old in Hearing Loss

Through my own personal negative experience with Hearing aid techs in the past, I now will only see a licensed audiologist. Their training, education and expertise is much more extensive than hearing aid techs. I’ve had techs put in hearing aids not conducive to my hearing loss, replace the tubes with wrong sizes, fit an ear mold improperly and on and on. I say go at your own risk but for myself personally, I only trust a licensed audiologist.

Sep 19, 2019 · Getting the right hearing aid for my 12 year old in Hearing Loss

@capausz Are these licensed Doctors of Audiology or Hearing aid technicians?

Sep 4, 2019 · Had a biopsy done recently - they want to do another one! in Prostate Cancer

The doctor reported “atypical cells” so they want to do another biopsy and also an MRI. Another one!?!? The biopsy was more difficult than I imagined and I’m scared to do another one. I’m almost inclined to opt out of this. Thoughts???

Aug 1, 2019 · Communication through a walkies talkie device at a workplace. in Hearing Loss

It was the most difficult part of my job when I was working as a School Counselor. We relied heavily on the walkie talkies. It was the best way to track one of us down since we were always moving around campus (myself, admin, our school resource officer). It was a way for the front office to communicate with us as well. The hardest part for me was when I was around noise (in the gym during pep rallies, when students transitioned from class to class, cafeteria, background noise). Also, since I have a sensorineural hearing loss it was difficult to determine WHAT they were saying as opposed to hearing them. Sometimes, someone would say something into the walkie talkie and I wasn't sure if they were calling me or someone else. It was very embarassing and I tried to laugh it off at times, but sometimes, it was just downright humiliating. Everyone tried to speak clearly for me but with a sensorineural loss, even that doesn't always help. I would always have to make sure I was holding it on my "good" side, which is my left since my right ear is pretty shot. So, to be ahead of the game sometimes, I would call the office from a phone when I was in a classroom or certain location to let them know where I was at. Phones were always easier for me vs walkie talkies. Didn't like the walkie talkies at all.

Jul 24, 2019 · Is a biopsy only way to diagnose prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

The doctor offered the MRI before the biopsy as an extra measure towards accuracy and specificity. If insurance doesn’t cover the MRI, which is $10k, it won’t be done, just the biopsy.

Jul 24, 2019 · Is a biopsy only way to diagnose prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

Did you have an MRI in addition to the biopsy?

Jul 22, 2019 · Is a biopsy only way to diagnose prostate cancer? in Prostate Cancer

My husband is going for a consult to see if he has cancer or an enlarged prostateJ Just wanted to know is a biopsy the only way to diagnose? Are PET scans able to detect it?