hearing aid makes patient dizzy

gandalf at infi.net gandalf at infi.net
Mon Feb 24 20:33:44 EST 1997


>I am currently working with a young boy with bilateral profound SNHL. 
>Wearing his auditory trainer reportedly makes him dizzy.  This dizziness
>is only reported when he wears the right hearing aid.  

>Any comments, suggestions, experience with something like this?

>Thanks in advance,

>Diana Sowers, CFY audiologist

Yes, the powerful hearing aids can cause dizziness. I have seen it several 
times. The vestibular organ on the affected side is being stimulated by the 
intensity of the signal. Try compression.

Michael Ridenhour 




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