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what exactly is peripheral hearing loss

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
In the ear: Peripheral means not in the brain. Peripheral hearing loss is hearing loss caused by damage to the ear or nerve conducting the hearing to the brain.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Peripheral hearing : Peripheral hearing loss as opposed to central hearing loss: sound waves are trannsmitted thro ext auditory canal, ear drum, ossicles, cochlea. The sou ... Read More
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
External or middle: Peripheral hearing loss refers to hearing loss due to diseases of the external or middle ear. Inner ear hearing loss may also be referred to as perip ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eustachian tube dysf: Rhinitis can be associated with eustachian tube dysfunction which can cause fluid collection in your inner ear and middle ear infections. Untreated mi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound p ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Olds
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tinies ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tinies ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You could have a temporary decrease in your hearing related to congestion with increased ear pressure - or fluid in your ears.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Many things.: A loud sudden noise can cause hearing loss. Trauma to the ear can rupture the tympanic membrane (eardrum) also causing hearing loss. Sometimes after ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Deafness: Aging along with several diseases of the tympanic membrane, middle ear, and inner ear and also brain disease. Environmental factors such as xcessive ... Read More
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