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I have no hearing in my right ear and since I am not sure.

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I have no hearing in my right ear and since I am not sure. the MRI scan was done couple of years ago and it was discovered that, the ear is fine but the nerve that goes from the back of the ear to the brain is shriveled up. Please help me this problem as I am approaching 60 and the hearing in my right ear is beginning to deteriot. Can an operation help solve my hearing problem. or modern genetic tecqnieq. Please help me.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

i am sorry you are having hearing loss.

Dr. David :

there are now experimental methods of surgery to perform coclear implants to help with nerve induced hearing loss

Dr. David :

you can read more about this here

Dr. David :

http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/coch.aspx

Dr. David :

I would take this information to your doctors and see if you can get into a program to help your hearing on that side.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have questions.

JACUSTOMER-k0h9rv7k- :

I am thinking more in terms of reactivating the nerve.

Dr. David :

that can be harder to do.

Dr. David :

medical science is not that far along that we can reactivate nerves which have atrophied or have died.

Dr. David :

hello?

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do you have other questions?

JACUSTOMER-k0h9rv7k- :

No other questions

Dr. David :

why did you rate bad service?

Dr. David :

I am still here trying to help you.