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Autoimmune Disease Hearing Loss
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, because: the affected nerves are different. But they are very close anatomically, so usually both are affected. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of orgasmic sensation and finding it harder to achieve erection could this be linked to my autoimmune disease. Sign of serious nerves damaged ?
Possibly: Since you offer no specifics as to what disease you have, there is no way to answer your question. Medications are another likely cause. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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