Author Topic: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?  (Read 252 times)

buzneg

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How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:47:12 pm »
I was diagnosed with "no usable hearing" remaining on my left side due to an AN.  But in hearing tests by audiologists at the ENT office and at a hearing aid place, I heard something on my "deaf" side at one isolated frequency.  The ENT's audiologist blew it off and put me down as a "baseline of zero" (?) and when I asked the guy at the hearing aid place how could I have heard something on my deaf side, he never elaborated as his motivation was to get back to trying to sell me a hearing aid for $1500 more than was advertised.

So I did one of those online hearing tests on YouTube and sure enough... around 800hz to around 1600hz... I heard the tone.  Obviously that is not enough to be of any benefit unless I want to compete with German Shepherds on hearing fax tones and dial up internet boot-up tones.  Yet, neither audiologist was willing to talk about it.   I know there is an article out there called "Usefulness of 1000 Hz Tone-Burst-Evoked Responses in the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma" but have no idea what it meant.

Anybody?  ???
March 1, 2018 - Hearing loss left side, acute vertigo
March 2, 2018 - MRI show 13 x 7 mm AN (probably growing)
May 2018 - ENT/audiologist indicate 100% hearing loss on left side is permanent**
June 29, 2018 -  GK at Wake Forest in NC
**may still be able hear tones from 800hz - 1600hz (?)

Blw

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Re: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 08:42:07 pm »
Very good ENT's will test your hearing through the bone. You will pick up sound through your skull even if your hearing is gone. Bone Anchored Hearing Aids use that principal. I think one of the tests is that they will put an ear bud in the bad side and run static through it along with test sounds that you will have to respond to. They also will put a sound device outside your ear (behind, I think) and run sound through that. It depends on the ear clinic. We have a very big one here in San Antonio and they'll run every possible test on hearing, and a few experimentals. They also do balance testing with a spinning chair and movable floor, warm water in your ear, etc. Very thorough.
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ANSydney

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Re: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 08:49:36 pm »
If you try to use a phone in your poorer ear, what do you hear?

buzneg

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Re: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 12:17:43 pm »
If you try to use a phone in your poorer ear, what do you hear?

Nothing.  Zero.  Zilch.
March 1, 2018 - Hearing loss left side, acute vertigo
March 2, 2018 - MRI show 13 x 7 mm AN (probably growing)
May 2018 - ENT/audiologist indicate 100% hearing loss on left side is permanent**
June 29, 2018 -  GK at Wake Forest in NC
**may still be able hear tones from 800hz - 1600hz (?)

ANSydney

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Re: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 04:08:36 pm »
If you try to use a phone in your poorer ear, what do you hear?

Nothing.  Zero.  Zilch.
That doesn't sound like a hearing aid would do anything fore you.

Why not get the hearing aid place to give you a trial unit. If it works, buy it, otherwise return it.

buzneg

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Re: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 11:33:34 am »
If you try to use a phone in your poorer ear, what do you hear?

Nothing.  Zero.  Zilch.
That doesn't sound like a hearing aid would do anything fore you.

Why not get the hearing aid place to give you a trial unit. If it works, buy it, otherwise return it.

I was looking for a hearing aid for my remaining functioning ear, not the "deaf" side.   They still test both sides for whatever reason.

The hearing aid I tried in the office was a tremendous help in my non-AN-damaged ear.  The price was out of line.  Will continue to shop around on it.
March 1, 2018 - Hearing loss left side, acute vertigo
March 2, 2018 - MRI show 13 x 7 mm AN (probably growing)
May 2018 - ENT/audiologist indicate 100% hearing loss on left side is permanent**
June 29, 2018 -  GK at Wake Forest in NC
**may still be able hear tones from 800hz - 1600hz (?)

gary.s

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Re: How can you hear 800hz - 1600hz with complete hearing loss?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 06:43:14 pm »
Hi buzneg,

I have almost total deafness on the right side due to my AN. I recently purchased the Phonak Audeo B hearing aid for the good ear and the Phonak Cros B for my bad ear. The Cros B is essentially a microphone that sends sound wirelessly to the good ear. So I now hear sounds on both sides of my head, although it is all coming into my left ear via the hearing aid. Very expensive, but a life changer. Best of luck.

Gary
Diagnosed January 2017
1.70 cm x 2.07 cm AN on the right side March 2018
CK April 16-20, 2018 at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
September 2018 hearing aid fitting with Phonak Audeo B and Phonak Cros B

 


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