Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Loss of Hearing in the Elderly Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of presbycusis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Will I need a hearing aid?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Will I need to learn how to read lips?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complete hearing loss?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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