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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: On underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more


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How can I improve my sensorineural hearing loss naturally?

How can I improve my sensorineural hearing loss naturally?

Unfortunately cannot: You may not be able to improve hearing without a hearing aid. But you can do somethings. Try listening in a quiter background. Ask people to talk to you slowly but not loudly. These help you to hear better. ...Read more

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How do I improve my severe/profound sensorineural hearing loss naturally without the use of a hearing device?

No options: As the nerves in the inner ear are damaged and don't regenerate in mammals I am not aware of any herbal or nutritional treatment options. I assume that potentially treatable causes such as cochlear hydrops or autoimmune inner ear disease don't exist. Need to manage the loss and amplification is only option. Cochlear implants usually reserved for those who aren't benefitted with aids. ...Read more

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Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss since 2002. Has been non progressive however my comprehension has been effected badly over the years. Plz help?

Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss since 2002. Has been non progressive however my comprehension has been effected badly over the years. Plz help?

Can't do much: If you are having problems with discrimination of words, that means you are developing neural degeneration of the cochlear nerve. You may have auto-immune sensori-neural hearing loss. Sometimes, oral or intra-tympanic steroids may halt the process and sometimes improve it. See an otologist. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old was just diagnosed of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. What's the chance that this is progressive? Will it get worse? How to stop

My 4 yr old was just diagnosed of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. What's the chance that this is progressive? Will it get worse? How to stop

Depends:: The prognosis is better in patients who present early and young and who have mild hearing loss and to be worse in those with vertigo. After onset of disease, the patient should consult a physician as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Then, predicting good prognosis in younger patients with mild hearing loss and no vestibular symptoms is possible. Etiology dictates treatment options! ...Read more

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Is Cinnarizine effective for vertigo related to sensorineural hearing loss? If not, then is there anything that is?

Is Cinnarizine effective for vertigo related to sensorineural hearing loss? If not, then is there anything that is?

Maybe.: Cinnarizine is not used in the United States or Canada and so many of us are not familiar with it, or what it can do. However, since it helps vertigo from many causes, it may help with this one. Try it and see. You will know if it works or doesn't. If your doc suggested it, then it is worth trying. See http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Cinnarizine ...Read more

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How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

Yes, You Can: First lots of social device agencies are available to help you, you may be eligible to medicaid which will cover all your needs, you practice practice & practice, who helped remarkable lady helen keller, think about it, you need more than hearing aid. If you have motivation and want it, you can do, good luck. ...Read more

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My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db. Left ear is 20db-80db. Any suggestion to cure?

My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db. Left ear is 20db-80db. Any suggestion to cure?

Consider hearing aid: Your numbers and description aren't quite right. I'm guessing there was a type a tympanogram, meaning no fluid and no conductive hearing loss. I'm guessing the there was an srt of 20 db in each ear, and an understanding score of 100% in the right ear and 80% on the left. The left ear needs further evaluation, recheck in 6 months. If having trouble hearing aids would be the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss and tinitis usually treated with the steroid prednisone? If there is no improvement then what else?

Is moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss and tinitis usually treated with the steroid prednisone? If there is no improvement then what else?

Not usually: The only situation when steroids would be considered is if the hearing loss was sudden. Evaluation by and ear, nose & throat specialist with audiologic (hearing testing) should be pursued. ...Read more

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What is the statistical info on sudden sensorineural hearing loss in 1 ear resolving and when. On oral steroids at 60mg day at 36hrs after it started.

What is the statistical info on sudden sensorineural hearing loss in 1 ear resolving and when. On oral steroids at 60mg day at 36hrs after it started.

Hearing loss: Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/856313-treatment

There is limited information but it appears that ~50% recovered some degree of hearing when high dose steroids was used with intra-tympanic steroids and ~29% with high dose steroids alone. It was > 50% improvement if combo therapy was instituted with in 7 days of loss F/u/ w/ ENT ...Read more

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My BF's doctor has prescribed him Defza30 for 10 days for mild sensorineural hearing loss in left ear. What does this mean? Any side-effects? Source

My BF's doctor has prescribed him Defza30 for 10 days for mild sensorineural hearing loss in left ear. What does this mean? Any side-effects? Source

Steroid: This medicine is a glucocorticoid which can help reduce inflammation. If there is information as a possible contributing factor to his condition, it may help. As with any medicine the side effect list is rather long. You can Google this. If he has a history of diabetes or stomach ulcers or kidney problems he should not take this medicine. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. 3 weeks ago I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my right ear and was put on a 15 day regimen of Prednisone @ 60mg per day. Noticed an increase in urination and thirst so went to urgent care to get check

I was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. 3 weeks ago I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my right ear and was put on a 15 day regimen of Prednisone @ 60mg per day. Noticed an increase in urination and thirst so went to urgent care to get check

SLE is serious disea: You should have a good doc who is following you and monitoring your care, not getting your care at a City MD. Lupus is a multi system disease which can effect your heart, kidneys, brain, skin, etc. You have got to sign up with a competent physician right away. ...Read more

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What is asymmetrical hearing loss, how do you test for it?

One hear is worse: Audiometric testing can identify an asymmetric hearing loss. That is one ear is worse then the other. We see this often in hunters who use a shot gun. If it is not related to noise exposure, you need to see an ENT doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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23yrs old. Diagnosed with asymmetric sensor neural hearing loss in right ear. Ear pain and discomfort that comes and go. Had an MRI. Outcomes?

23yrs old. Diagnosed with asymmetric sensor neural hearing loss in right ear. Ear pain and discomfort that comes and go. Had an MRI. Outcomes?

Assuming: That you were not exposed to a loud noise or noises on one side of your body (eg shooting a gun without proper PPI (Personal Protect Equipment) the MRI is INDEED INDICATED to r/o acoustic neuroma (a BENIGN tumor of the acoustic nerve)
Hope this is helpful!
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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What is noise induced hearing loss?

What is noise induced hearing loss?

Like it sounds: Hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, assessed by both intensity and duration of exposure, is defined as noise induced. It may be noise in a workplace, military service, recreational, etc. In some cases, it may not be permanent. ...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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Is an 80- percent hearing loss severe?

Is an 80- percent hearing loss severe?

Absolutely: I would consider that any hearing loss greater then 60% is severe. ...Read more

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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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How severe is an 80 percent hearing loss?

Quite severe: Nerve deafness or conductive deafness with a 80% loss of hearing is quit severe. ...Read more

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Could you lose balance from hearing loss?

No: Hearing loss is the result of either disorders of the middle ear or the inner ear. The balance mechanism is different. Although balance disorders can be associated with a hearing loss such as Meniere's disease, the hearing loss does not directly cause the balance disorder. The cochlea (hearing organ) and the vestibule (organ of balance) are2 separate anatomical organs. ...Read more

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What is the term for hearing loss from age?

What is the term for hearing loss from age?

Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis. Most adults over 60 have some hearing loss. The severity and progression of hearing loss depends primarily on lifetime noise exposure and genetic traits. ...Read more

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Is it easy to communicate with hearing loss?

Is it easy to communicate with hearing loss?

It takes effort: Provided that you don't want to use a hearing aid, there are options. 1. Face the person and talk while eliminating any background or competing noise. 2. Learn to read lips to help "fill in the blanks." 3. Most phones have volume controls and you can turn these up. 4. Use personal earphones when watching tv. 5. Electronic stores sell cheap alternatives to hearing aids. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to cure hearing-loss?

Are there any exercises to cure hearing-loss?

None, that: I am aware of from an orthopedic/ sports medicine point of view. However, I would make an appointment w/ an ENT physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have permanent hearing loss?

How to know if I have permanent hearing loss?

Not difficult: Conductive hearing losses involving diseases of the middle ear may fluctuate and are usually correctable. Inner ear hearing loss, so called Sensori-neural hearing loss is usually permanent. Except in the early stages of Meniere's disease, inner ear hearing losses are usually permanent. Age, Noise, Ototoxic drugs, head injury, inner ear otosclerosis are a few of the permanent hearing losses. ...Read more

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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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Why am I experiencing unilateral hearing loss?

Why am I experiencing unilateral hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Some of the causes could be wax, middle ear infections, perforated ear drum, eustachian tube malfunction, sensorineural hearing loss etc, get checked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hearing loss?

What is the definition or description of: hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing of from 10- 100 decibels can occur depending on the nature of the problem. Some have progressive loss esp elderly. I hope that answers the question. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss preventable?

Is hearing loss preventable?

Absolutley!: Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable. However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)... ...Read more

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Occasional hearing loss possible?

Yes: Occ hearing loss can occur when you have wax build up or a perforated ear drum and when you have a common cold. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hearing loss? |

Is there a cure for hearing loss? |

Yes and no: There is no magic pill that will cure hearing loss (hl). Classic hl is due to aging and hearing aids can help us cope. If the hl is due to chronic infections or other diseases, then surgery might be helpful. If you have absolutely poor to no hearing, an ENT can surgically place a cochlear implant in your inner ear to help you hear. In some, steroids have been used with some success. ...Read more

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Can thalassemia cause hearing loss?

Maybe if excess iron: Thalassemia carriers (thalassemia trait) probably have the same chance of hearing problems as non-thalassemia persons have. However, thalassemia patients with severe anemia who need regular blood transfusions will get iron overload. Iron overload may cause some hearing loss. The treatment for iron overload is chelation therapy, which can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can thalassemia lead to hearing loss?

Maybe if excess iron: Thalassemia carriers (thalassemia trait) probably have the same chance of hearing problems as non-thalassemia persons have. However, thalassemia patients with severe anemia who need regular blood transfusions will get iron overload. Iron overload may cause some hearing loss. The treatment for iron overload is chelation therapy, which can cause hearing loss. ...Read more