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Treatments for Deafness

Treatment List for Deafness

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Deafness includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants
  • Personal amplifiers
  • Lip reading
  • Sign language - various types including American Sign Language (ASL), Signed English, or Cued speech.
  • Cued speech
  • Treatment of deafness depends upon the degree of hearing loss, the type of hearing loss, the age of the patient, and patient preference. Treatments include:
    • Treatment of remediable causes
      • Ear wax removal
      • Surgery for acoustic neuroma or cholesteatoma
      • Conservative or surgical management of drum perforations
      • Myringotomy tubes for serous otitis media
      • Stapedectomy for deafness related to otosclerosis
    • Externally worn hearing aids - digital and analogue. Most effective for conductive hearing loss
    • Implantable aids
    • Sign language
    • Hearing support equipment - vibrating pagers, hearing loops, specialist telephones etc

Deafness: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Deafness may include:

Hidden causes of Deafness may be incorrectly diagnosed:

Deafness: Marketplace Products, Discounts & Offers

Products, offers and promotion categories available for Deafness:

Deafness: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospital statistics for Deafness:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Deafness:

  • 0.014% (1,787) of hospital consultant episodes were for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Deafness

Research quality ratings and patient incidents/safety measures for hospitals and medical facilities in specialties related to Deafness:

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Choosing the Best Treatment Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Deafness, on hospital and medical facility performance and surgical care quality:

Medical news summaries about treatments for Deafness:

The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Deafness:

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