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Is hearing loss genetic?

Is hearing loss genetic?

Sometimes: Some types of hearing loss are inherited but others are caused by infection, trauma or exposure to loud noises. An ear specialist or otolaryngologist can help sort out the cause of hearing difficulty. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Can Lyme disease cause hair loss?

Can Lyme disease cause hair loss?

Yes: Lyme disease is known to cause every possible symptom including hair loss. However, this could also be related to hypothyroidism (which Lyme can cause) and nutrient deficiencies (esp. zinc, very common in Lyme patients) may play a role too. You might also have heavy metal toxicity. Work with a good holistic doc. See http://betterhealthguy.com/kpu ...Read more

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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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Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

Autoimmune Disease: A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes-from skin rashes to weight gain. And often, the most upsetting of these changes can be losing your hair. Other diseases include alopecia areata and hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...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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Does undiagnosed celiacs disease cause a loss of appetite?

Does undiagnosed celiacs disease cause a loss of appetite?

Maybe: If you have celiac disease, you might be low in vitamin D3 as the gut absorption might be decreased Low vitamin D3 has been associated with depression. Depression can cause low appetite, like a lot of other conditions If you have gastro symptoms due to your celiac (pain, diarrhea) that might affect your appetite as well ...Read more

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Is rheumatic heart disease an autoimmune disorder?

Is rheumatic heart disease an autoimmune disorder?

Rheumatic disease: In a sense, yes. You get a strep pharyngitis infection that creates millions of antibodies to fight the infection. Some of those antibodies can turn rogue and recognize a component of the heart valves as foreign, leading to an immunologic attack on the heart valves. ...Read more

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbyacusis: Presbyacusis (like presbyopia) is a form of sensorineural deafness where it becomes increasingly difficult to understand speech. In other words speech discrimination is lost/diminished. ...Read more

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Is aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss permanent?

Is aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss permanent?

Yes: This is a neuro-toxic drug. The inner ear cells are neural cells that are highly sensitive to this drug... Once damaged they are like any other nerves and can't be repaired. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Not directly : Depression is not caused by menieres disease but it may cause you to become depressed. There is a difference. Most patients with menieres disease don't suffer from depression. Some patients, however, are so bothered by their menieres symptoms that it makes them sad and ultimately depressed. Any chronic illness can lead to depression even though it may not directly cause it. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

Yes.: It's possible for autoimmune disease of the inner ear to mimic the symptoms of meniere's. There are various other diseases that can mimic meniere's symptoms too. ...Read more

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Common Disease, Loss Of Plasma, Amnesia?

Common Disease, Loss Of Plasma, Amnesia?

Unclear question: Your question, if any, is not intelligible. Would you please restate your question. ...Read more

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Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?

Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?

AIED: causes sensorineural hearing loss. In addition to complaints of hearing loss, nearly half of autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss patients report other vestibuloauditory symptoms including aural fullness, tinnitus, lightheadedness, and vertigo. There is no single diagnostic examination or laboratory study. History and physical with an audiogram and some lab studies can be very useful. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that cause hearing loss?

What are some diseases that cause hearing loss?

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. ...Read more

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Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more

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Can you have menieres disease without hearing loss?

Can you have menieres disease without hearing loss?

Yes, because: the affected nerves are different. But they are very close anatomically, so usually both are affected. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some neurological diseases which cause hearing loss?

Have researchers discovered some neurological diseases which cause hearing loss?

Plenty: You should visit an otologist for a complete evaluation (ent doctor specializing in ear problems.). ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any neurological diseases which cause hearing loss?

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

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Re Meniere's disease: if sensioneural hearing loss steadily improves and does not fluctuate down again, is this likely not menieres?

Meniere's disease: No- Ménière's is a diagnosis that requires a careful evaluation of the symptoms over a relatively long period of time. Sometimes, the disease can go inactive, thus the fact that you're hearing loss doesn't fluctuate, doesn't mean you don't have Ménière's. Testing is limited to audiometry, ENG, and ECOG. See ENT every time you have any aural pressure, tinnitus, vertigo, and changes in hearing. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss associated with huntingtons disease my husband has huntingtons and hearing loss. Hearing loss before he found out he had hd.

Hearing : Hearing loss is not usually associated with huntington disease. Huntington's disease is progressive degenerative disease of the brain that causes involuntary movements, dementia, and mood disorders. It is caused by a genetic mutation. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, meaning that children of people with huntington disease have a 50% chance of inheriting the condition. Genetic testing is available. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disease that targets attacks, kills the nerves in the entire body which affects personality behavior loss of emotions, feelings?

No but: It doesn't sound autoimmune. Depression doesn't require an autoimmune disease. It can make your mind attack itself, be associated with physical pain, loss of energy, insomnia, crying spells. Get seen, treatment will make difference. Only 30% of people get acceptable improvement on 1 med, insomnia, pain, low energy all need attn. Therapy and meds together is best if u have this problem. Gd luc. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with membered disease and hearing loss in both ears could i qualify for disability?

I have been diagnosed with membered disease  and hearing loss in both ears could i qualify for disability?

Hearing: Depending in the cause of the loss and the amount if hearing loss you have, as well as your profession (is it hearing dependent) then you might qualify. That is something to discuss with your hr department. ...Read more

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Vertigo, ringing and pressure in left ear but no hearing loss is it meniere's disease or could it be something else?

Vertigo, ringing and pressure in left ear but no hearing loss is it meniere's disease or could it be something else?

Could be Meniere's: But there are other possibilities that need to be ruled out by a doctor and a full exam and/or testing. Here's info: http://www.Menieres-disease.Ca/diagnosis.Htm good luck! ...Read more

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I had vestibular neuritis last year, it went away and now it's mildly back. Tests showed vestibular weakness, no hearing loss. Menieres disease maybe?

I had vestibular neuritis last year, it went away and now it's mildly back. Tests showed vestibular weakness, no hearing loss. Menieres disease maybe?

Well..maybe.: For diagnosis and treatment. the first step would be looking at other nerve irritatnts (lyme, alcohol, diabetes, MS, even syphillis) Then, if no other cause is found, it fits with meniere's but regardless the right treatment would be a damper down of nerves (anti-epileptic drugs, anti-arrhythmics, perhaps sedatives ones). ...Read more

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Diagnosed EBV now seems gone on to serious autoimmune disease symptoms muscle weakness stiffness in muscles numbness loss of sensation ?

Disconcerting: Thoughts might include an inflammatory autoimmune neuritis, cidp, even onset of ms, which is associated about 99% of adult pts. Need to get this diagnosed and treated. You may need spinal fluid and various blood studies. ...Read more

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I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% horrible fatigue weight loss could I have a autoimmune disease or cancer somewhere in my body?

I have a low lymphocyte count of 4% horrible fatigue weight loss could I have a autoimmune disease or cancer somewhere in my body?

Need more info: Hi. That seems like a very low lymphocyte fraction in the WBCs. However, absolute lymphocyte count is more meaningful. There are diseases, infections, and drugs that can lower lymphocyte count. Is your overall WBC count normal? Are you anemic? I suggest you speak with your doc and get the other pertinent information. We don't have enough information here to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

? Guillain-Barre ?: Not sure what you wish answered, but your description could be c/w an acute immune polyneuritis called guillain-barre, or even onset of a chronic process called cidp. If you have been diagnosed, perhaps you may improve with ivig infusions. However, please clarify what you need answered and we will amplify our responses. ...Read more

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I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?

I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?

Get seen: Maybe one woman in 4 has a positive ANA but seems fine. I'd stop worrying about the ANA. I doubt you have leukemia but you need a complete history and physical exam and basic labs (CBC, chem profile, urinalysis) by a competent physician. Night sweats are serious. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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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