Oncology

Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Oncology
This answer was rated:

Will I be able to regain my hearing loss which I suffered

from radiation for nasal pharyngeal...
Will I be able to regain my hearing loss which I suffered from radiation for nasal pharyngeal carcinoma in 1992. I was losing my hearing in 2008. I am presently74 years old and find it debilitating not being able to hear even with a hearing aid.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Oncology Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
4/9/2013
Dr. Amir Javed
Dr. Amir Javed, Doctor (MD)
Category: Oncology
Satisfied Customers: 8,909
Experience: Master in Internal medicine & Gastroenterology with four years of experience (UK)
Verified
Thanks for the question and coming on Just Answer. I would like to say that unfortunately, hearing aids will not correct hearing loss or restore hearing to normal levels. Options are limited but can be considered such as detail evaluation by ENT specialist to consider for cochlear transplant which can be option. These implants are small electronic device that can help improve the hearing of people with severe, irreversible hearing loss. Although a cochlear implant does not restore normal hearing, it can allow a person to hear and understand more speech than was possible with a hearing aid. Aural rehabilitation can also be helpful with hearing devices as this will not restore the hearing but can improve things which consists of training such as audiologic rehabilitation classes, learning good liestening strategies & establishing guidelines for communicating around. You can ask about these things with your ENT surgeon. These are the only things which can be possible.

If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Please remember to only rate my answer when you are satisfied. If you feel the need to click either 2 "poor service" or 1 "bad service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. My goal is excellent service which is rating 5. Rating of 4 or 5 is highly highly appreciated as this is the only way we doctors can get credit here. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.

Best wishes
Dr. Amir Javed.
Dr. Amir Javed
Dr. Amir Javed, Doctor (MD)
Category: Oncology
Satisfied Customers: 8,909
Experience: Master in Internal medicine & Gastroenterology with four years of experience (UK)
Verified
Dr. Amir Javed and 87 other Oncology Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Dr. David
Dr. David, Doctor (MD)
Category: Oncology
Satisfied Customers: 47,948
Experience: Experienced Oncology Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.
Verified

Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.

these are not the only things possible.

radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal cancer in the 1992 would have used lateral radiation fields which could easily have damaged or destroyed both cochea and so cochlear implants most likely will not be beneficial.

I am a radiation oncology doctor

there are more modern research into penetrating auditory-nerve electrodes which stimulate the auditory nerves directly in the brain which will work better for you than a cochlear implant. you will have to go to a large research university for a research techniques for this

these are called neural prosthetics for hearing

here is a website regarding the technology at Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses (CNEP) at UC Berkeley and San Francisco

http://www.cnep-uc.org/

Ask Your Own Oncology Question
Ask Dr. Amir Javed Your Own Question
Dr. Amir Javed
Dr. Amir Javed
Dr. Amir Javed, Doctor (MD)
Category: Oncology
Satisfied Customers: 8,909
8,909 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Master in Internal medicine & Gastroenterology with four years of experience (UK)

Dr. Amir Javed is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. David

Dr. David

Doctor (MD)

47,948 satisfied customers

Experienced Oncology Physician trained in New York City. I'm ready to help.

Dr. Samurai

Dr. Samurai

Physician

51 satisfied customers

I will provide help with all gastroenterological (GI) oncology questions.

doconc

doconc

Medical Oncologist

503 satisfied customers

I am a board-certified medical oncologist and specialize in adult oncology

J

J

Doctor (MD)

13 satisfied customers

Board Certified in Medical Oncology

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,780 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

< Previous | Next >

Related Oncology Questions
A very recent follow-up CT SCAN showed a 4 mm noncalcified
A very recent follow-up CT SCAN showed a 4 mm noncalcified lung nodule on my anterior L upper lobe. It was characterized as stable from the prior CT SCAN of July 2017, but that it has increased in siz… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,675 satisfied customers
Once you start radiation therapy at one facility, is it a
Once you start radiation therapy at one facility, is it a problem to complete it somewhere else? Would the radiation oncologist be able to work with the CT scan taken for 'treatment planning' from ano… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Doctor (MD)
47,948 satisfied customers
1.9 by 1.8 cm transverse dimension increased in size from
1.9 by 1.8 cm transverse dimension increased in size from April to present January. Small precarinal and prominent pretracheal lymph nodes is identified nonspecific.o supraclavicular or axillary lymph… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,245 satisfied customers
Is there something to help regain sense of taste after chemo
Is there something to help regain sense of taste after chemo and radiation? … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,901 satisfied customers
I have a groundglass lung nodule which has been 5,6, then
I have a groundglass lung nodule which has been 5,6, then 7mm in last 3 years so that my md will probably be ordering me several more ct scans in next years. I'd now like to use shielding but 3 NY/NJ … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Doctor (MD)
47,948 satisfied customers
Recently I have had blood in my stool which was confirmed by
Recently I have had blood in my stool which was confirmed by a stool test. I've had a ct scan that came up negative for anything abnormal, colonoscopy done which came up negative, and they just did a … read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,688 satisfied customers
Once you start radiation therapy at one facility, is it a
Once you start radiation therapy at one facility, is it a problem to complete it somewhere else? Would the radiation oncologist be able to work with the CT scan taken for 'treatment planning' from ano… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Doctor (MD)
47,948 satisfied customers
I had a bronchoscopy with biopsy on Monday went home the
I had a bronchoscopy with biopsy on Monday went home the same day how many hours after the procedure can I drink alcohol… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
A friend of mine has a sort of enlargement/lump in front of
hi a friend of mine has a sort of enlargement/lump in front of her ear very close to the tagrus. it is sero to the touch. the nurse practitioner told her it seemed like the lymph node that she should … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
My mom Last week felt a" pea size" lump on her right breast
Hi! Yes my mom Last week felt a " pea size" lump on her right breast and went and had a mammogram. It showed what her general surgeon said was an area that was " different in color and he said " fed b… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,675 satisfied customers
I have 10 to 12 lesions on my spleen that my oncologist says
Hi I have 10 to 12 lesions on my spleen that my oncologist says is lmost likely a slow growing lymphoma. He has me on watch wit because at the time bsck in November my spleen wasn't enlarged and lesio… read more
Dr. Das, MD
Dr. Das, MD
Senior Consultant, Radiodiagnosis
MBBS.MD
1,013 satisfied customers
I have shared with you some of results recently, related to
Dear Doctor, I have shared with you some of results recently , related to my breast cancer. I would like to share the PET Scan and biopsy results. Kindly advise what steps I should take based on that … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,675 satisfied customers
Roughly 1.5 months ago I had what was mostly a head cold (no
Hi there,Roughly 1.5 months ago I had what was mostly a head cold (no coughing) and recovered within a week. Since this time, I have been having the need to clear my chest of mostly clear sputum (no c… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
Again ... remember my case? Hopefully you do Can I ask you
Hello Doctor ... again ... remember my case? Hopefully you doCan I ask you something ? I feel my left breast area very numb plus this pressuring very tight feeling I told you few days ago and tremblin… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Doctor (MD)
47,948 satisfied customers
I have a question for Dr. Phophalia. I took an ultrasound in
I have a question for Dr. Phophalia. I took an ultrasound in my left groin and the results are as follows. "Targeted ultrasound was performed with the region of palpable concern, in the left inguinal … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,901 satisfied customers
I had a questions about fertility treatment I received in
I had a questions about fertility treatment I received in the past and possible link to causing cancer. Is anyone knowledgable in this to respond?… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,688 satisfied customers
Last year I had a massive swollen lymph node on the side of
Last year I had a massive swollen lymph node on the side of my neck . I was put on antibiotics and eventually it did decrease in size but I could always still feel it enlarged more than normal. Now a … read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Doctor (MD)
47,948 satisfied customers
I am 24 and have this lump in my breast, towards the
I am 24 and have this lump in my breast, towards the outside, it's oval, moves, feels like I can push Into it a little. I noticed it a couple months ago and have had 2 different doctors tell me they a… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,901 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x