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is tinnitus hereditary? what about deafness?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can be: There are several inheritable syndromes of both tinnitus and deafness.

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How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
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Negatively: If a baby has hearing loss they cannot hear some sounds well, particularly the quieter sounds of "s, " "sh, " "f, " "t, " and "k". This makes it harder for them to understand language and slows their own language development. The earlier and more severe the hearing loss, the more delayed their language may be.
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Can aminoglycoside cause hearing loss in adults?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Yes: Aminoglycosides can cause hearing loss regardless of age.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can be done to prevent occupational hearing loss?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Hearing loss: Prevention hearing loss: do not expose yourself to loud and persistent noises. Use ear muffs/ plugs when exposed.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some of the emotional effects of hearing loss?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Frustration/anger: Frustration, anger, anxiety and depression may affect pts with hearing loss. It is frustrating not to communicate effectively because lost hearing. Consider all treatment options. If dx. With sensorineural deficit consider hearing aids ( or even very cheap apparatus from radio shack. Other possibilities are use of computers or tablets to communicate, and or learn silent language.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Even profound hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. If it is beyond being aided with a hearing aid... Cochlear implants may be beneficial. When looking at hearing loss another critical factor is not just the decibel loss for pure tones but the ability to discriminate. Some patietns with moderate hearing loss may have very poor discrimination... Not good candidates for hearing aids.

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