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Weight loss/gain and hearing aid fit

Kevin Kavanagh, MD

June 23, 2003

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Does weight loss/gain cause the ear to change so much that the hearing aid will not fit properly? (Am only talking about a kilo or 2 of weight loss/gain. Have been told by an audiologist that the ear is the first thing to change with weight loss. (I think hes just saying this to get out of the warranty, have got ringing noises happening and he blames my weigth loss (1 kilo).

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I do not believe loosing one or two kilo (2 to 5 lbs) will affect hearing aid fitting. If lossing or gaining this amount of weight were to affect hearing aid fitting, this would be a very common problem. As far as I can tell this problem rarely if ever occurs and certainly not with this amount of weight change.

Kevin Kavanagh, MD, Otolaryngologist


Kevin Kavanagh, MD

Otolaryngologist


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