How to protect residual hearing?

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Among the hearing-impaired, there are fewer people who have completely lost their hearing, and most of them still have some hearing. However, if timely intervention is not performed to protect the remaining hearing, the remaining hearing will gradually disappear, the hearing loss will become more and more serious, and the speech discrimination ability will also decrease.


How to protect residual hearing?


01. Early detection, early intervention




When hearing loss occurs, such as hearing small sounds in daily life When missing, please seek medical treatment in time to strive for the best treatment time. Don't let a small problem turn into a "big problem";



02. Choose a suitable hearing aid< br />
The most effective way to protect residual hearing is to choose appropriate hearing aids. Wearing a hearing aid can continuously stimulate the remaining auditory nerves, preventing the already damaged auditory nerves from further degenerating due to the inability to sense sound, causing atrophy and apoptosis of nerve cells.



Remember, you must go to a professional hearing aid fitting institution to get hearing aids. The hearing aids will be selected by the hearing aids after passing a series of tests such as hearing tests under the guidance of the hearing aids. Never buy a hearing aid from a street store and wear it.

03. Have regular hearing examinations

Have a hearing examination every 3 months or 6 months. It is best to conduct the hearing examination in the same hospital and keep each hearing examination. The results are in order to understand the changes in hearing, the effect of hearing aid wearing, whether hearing aid parameters need to be adjusted, etc., which will help protect residual hearing.




04. Wearing hearing aids in both ears

Wearing hearing aids in both ears is also an effective shortcut to protect residual hearing. According to the "use it or lose it" principle, wearing one ear will cause the ear without the hearing aid to gradually lose hearing and speech recognition capabilities.


Wearing it on both ears not only improves the listening effect of the hearing aid, but also avoids auditory deprivation and effectively protects residual hearing.





05. Avoid noisy environments

Try to avoid noisy environments. Even if there is already hearing damage, objective noise may still cause damage to ear hair cells.






If you cannot avoid a noisy environment due to work and other needs, you should choose an option with better noise reduction performance Hearing aids reduce noise damage to hearing.



Residual hearing is very important for a deaf patient. Without residual hearing, it means total deafness. The patient will not be able to hear external sounds, even if he wears a hearing aid. Also useless (unless implantedcochlear implant).



Although completely deaf people can gain hearing through cochlear implants, cochlear implants require surgery and high surgical costs, and are different from traditional listening methods. It requires a long learning and adaptation process.



In contrast, early detection, early diagnosis, early treatment, and good protection of residual hearing can get twice the result with half the effort, save money and trouble.



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Reviewer and proofreader: Peng Huihuan

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