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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Overview)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect one or both ears.


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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
879 doctors shared insights

Hearing Loss (Overview)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect one or both ears.


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How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts electrical activity. If the electrical activity is intense or prolonged... It can damage the neural mechanisms of the inner ear. It is similar to any nerve damage that can happen with any other nerve of the body if it is injured. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss in Children (Checklist)

early detection and intervention
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exercise and diet
daily
effective use of digital innovations and tech
daily
brain exercises
daily
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Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Related: We usually think of it as the other way around. But, there can be tinnitus with normal hearing. Get a formal hearing test from an ent/audiology team and see what's really going on. There are ways to treat tinnitus without surgery. ...Read more

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Is aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss permanent?

Is aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss permanent?

Yes: This is a neuro-toxic drug. The inner ear cells are neural cells that are highly sensitive to this drug... Once damaged they are like any other nerves and can't be repaired. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
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Is hearing loss genetic?

Is hearing loss genetic?

Sometimes: Some types of hearing loss are inherited but others are caused by infection, trauma or exposure to loud noises. An ear specialist or otolaryngologist can help sort out the cause of hearing difficulty. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss preventable?

Is hearing loss preventable?

Absolutley!: Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable. However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)... ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a Durable Power of Attorney for your health and finances
Once
Write down important phone numbers and post them in more than one place
Once
Give your Durable Power of Attorney a list of your medications and doctors' names
Once
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What do you mean by conductive hearing loss?

What do you mean by conductive hearing loss?

Bone loss: Sound from the air is transmitted through a mechanical system (ear drum, ear bones) into a fluid system of the inner ear that then activates a neural system (electrical). The electrical system is what is responsible for neural hearing. The ear drum and ear bones provide the conductive hearing. Damage to the ear drum or ear bones (ossicles) leads to conductive hearing loss. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Can kanamycin be used to treat hearing loss?

Can kanamycin be used to treat hearing loss?

No,it can CAUSE loss: Kanamycin is in the class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. All are potentially ototoxic, some affect hearing more than the balance and others the opposite. These medications would never be used to treat hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Occasional hearing loss possible?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Yes: Occ hearing loss can occur when you have wax build up or a perforated ear drum and when you have a common cold. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbyacusis: Presbyacusis (like presbyopia) is a form of sensorineural deafness where it becomes increasingly difficult to understand speech. In other words speech discrimination is lost/diminished. ...Read more

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Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if there is a vitamin or herb to take for treating hearing loss?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Does anyone know if there is a vitamin or herb to take for treating hearing loss?

Vitamins herbs: Antioxidant vitamins a, c, e have some benefit. Others a- lipoid acid, coq 10 may also have some benefit. Not sure about their consistent benefits in hearing loss. ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Go to ER: If you had any of the above mentioned symptoms, i recommend going to the emergency room to rule out any life threatening conditions. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more