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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some diseases that cause hearing loss?

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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Too many to name: There are three different types of hearing loss- sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The causes of these losses may be congenital, inherited, or acquired. The best way to determine the cause of hearing loss would be to see your local ear, nose and throat doctor and have a hearing test.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Too numerous: Diseases of the external ear, wax impaction and severe skin infection. Diseases of the middle ear such as infection, stiffness of one of the bones in the middle ear and perforation of the ear drum. Diseases of the inner ear such as age, noise, head trauma, auto-immune disease are a few.

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What disease causes both loss of hearing and vision?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

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Dr. Harold Kim
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Myriad: Most often is due to wax in the ear canal. Also, due to fluid build up behind ear drum or ear infection. Aging process and noise exposure will also produce this.
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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

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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 a viral illness you may have hearing loss (labryinthitis). Bottom line is that is something to see your physician for, since there are many different causes. Some are reversible, some not.
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What are the main causes of hearing loss?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Deafness: Aging along with several diseases of the tympanic membrane, middle ear, and inner ear and also brain disease. Environmental factors such as xcessive loud noises can also cause deafness.
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What are some causes of hearing loss?

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Dr. Michael Olds
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