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Are There Any Causes Of Hearing Loss After Swimming
My Son is experiencing hearing loss (side: one side only), ear ache (worsened by: after swimming) (severity: moderate) (quality: sensation of pre...
Is the sound of water and bubbles going past my ears when swimming front crawl loud enough to cause hearing loss?
No: Noise-induced hearing loss is based upon sound intensity and duration of exposure. 90 db is the sound intensity at which exposure for greater than 8 hours per day puts an individual at risk for hearing loss. Examples of 90 db would be hair dryer, motorcycle, blender, etc. The noise exposure from swimming is inadequate to cause such loss. ...Read more
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 exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more
Too numerous: The major causes of hearing loss in childhood are genetic, infection, and trauma. In adults, the major causes are age, noise, head injury, genetics, various antibiotics and also impacted wax. A total list of causes of hearing loss would be too large to mention in this limited space. But I think these are the most common causes. ...Read more
See below: The most common cause is eustacian tube dysfunction. This is where the tube becomes blokcked by swelling or fluid. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Common innocuous causes are wax, ear fluid/infection, etc. Relatively emergent causes would be either viral or ischemic (loss of blood flow to inner ear). Unfortunately, it is difficult to distinguish for the patient what the cause of their loss may be, so the prudent thing to do is see an ENT immediately if your primary md doesn't seen an obvious cause. Early treatment may improve recovery. ...Read more
No to hearing loss: Tmj disorders or temporomandibular disorders do not cause loss of hearing. It is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Light headedness is not an uncommon symptom in temporomandibular disorders. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. If hearing loss is sudden and constant, ent. ...Read more
Myriad: Causes of conductive hearing loss include, but are not limited to: obstructive wax, hole in eardrum, tumor in ear canal, fluid behind the eardrum, stiffening of ear bones, growths in the middle ear. You should have your hearing tested and be examined for the best advice which will be specific to your personal situation. ...Read more
Causes of prelingual: hearing loss: : (1) > 50% genetic, 50% of these from mutations of GJB2 genes that code for connexin proteins, carried by 1:33 people. Babies who inherit it from both parents have deafness. (2) syndromes, inherited or new mutations (3) intrauterine infections, mainly cytomegalovirus (3) postnatal infections, mainly bacterial meningitis. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/NBK1434/? report=reader. ...Read more
Maybe / Likely not:
Every drug can have side effects, and they can vary between people. Spiriva is not really known to cause hearing loss, all of all patients reporting any type of adverse effects, only 0.12% had decreased hearing, of which all happened within 1 month of use.
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see an ENT for an evaluation and hearing testing if you are concerned. ...Read more
Irritation of nerves: An infection in the region of the inner ear can lead to inflammation and irritation of the nerves that are associated with hearing. Furthermore, infection in the region of the temporal bone/mastoid bone can lead to fluid collections that "mute" the hearing as the action of hearing apparatus (a series of delicate bones) is dampened. ...Read more
Yes: Aminoglycosides are antibiotics that are usually given through an IV for serious infections. These medications may be life saving but carry the potential for toxic effects to the inner ear. This can result in hearing loss or balance difficulty. Monitoring the blood level of the drugs can help reduce these risks but does not completely eliminate them. ...Read more
Absolutely: It depends on two variables. The intensity of the noise (greater than 85 decibels) and the duration of exposure. If you are exposed to loud music for at least 8 hours a days and if the loudness is great enough, you will develop NIHL, (noise induced hearing loss). And this is a permanent high frequency hearing loss. ...Read more
See a doctor soon.: This may be a sign of vertebralbasilar insufficiency syndrome - this means the blood vessels in the back of the neck supplying the brain may be compromised and you could be at risk of stroke. Be seen soon. ...Read more
Yes: I think I addressed this question before. But there are a number of neurological diseases that can cause hearing loss. Rarely multiple sclerosis, acoustic schwannoma, any auto immune disease involving the inner ear, and finally, any disorder of the auditory nervous system from the brain stem to the temporal lobe of the brain. ...Read more
Sometimes: Recent studies suggest that the hearing loss associated with meningitis may progress or fluctuate for the short term before stabilizing - varying between 3 months and 4 years. Beyond this, one can attribute any additional gradual hearing loss to what one would expect as one ages. Hearing acuity will diminish for everyone was we "mature.". ...Read more
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