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Are there any causes of hearing loss after swimming?

Are there any causes of hearing loss after swimming?

Hearing loss: Hl after swimming can only be due to water entering the ear canal or external otitis or wax. In both cases the hearing loss is temporary. In diving you may have serious injuries such as barotrauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

Hearing loss, or hearing impairment, is a partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, aging, infections, or trauma. Hearing loss may be temporary or permanent. Most causes of hearing loss are correctable or treatable. Sufferers should consult ...Read more


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Is the sound of water and bubbles going past my ears when swimming front crawl loud enough to cause hearing loss?

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

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Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

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. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

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

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What are the main causes of hearing loss?

What are the main causes of hearing loss?

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

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Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

Association: Conditions associated with premature births are associated with hearing loss. As such, children who have a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit are at greater risk to have hearing loss. This can be associated with jaundice or perinatal infections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hearing loss in left ear without any physical reason?

See below: The most common cause is eustacian tube dysfunction. This is where the tube becomes blokcked by swelling or fluid. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden hearing loss?

What would cause sudden hearing loss?

May be simple: May be related to something as simple as ear wax impact ion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

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

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