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Can thalassemia cause hearing loss?

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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Hearing Loss (Definition)

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Can thalassemia lead to hearing loss?

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

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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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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 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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How and how comees TMJ cause hearing loss?

How and how comees TMJ cause hearing loss?

Subjective only: TMJ patients often have "subjective" hearing loss. When tested, the hearing is actually normal. Why ear symptoms with TMJ? Controversial. Likely because the ear and TMJ are adjacent to each other. ...Read more

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Do childhood earaches cause hearing loss later?

Do childhood earaches cause hearing loss later?

Depends: One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections.There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx. ...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 are some cause and signs and symptoms of hearing loss?

What are some cause and signs and symptoms of hearing loss?

Hearing loss!: Frequent signs are inability to hear a single voice in a crowd, loss of ability to discriminate between words with fricatives or sibilants and tinnitus. Test your parents by whispering behind their back. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause hearing loss? Could TMJ cause lightheadness?

Could TMJ cause hearing loss? Could TMJ cause lightheadness?

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

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I was diagnosed with etd can it cause permanent hearing loss?

No: It can cause some loss due to pressure imbalance behind the ear drum. Should be prescribed medications to relieve congestion. Presume that you have seen an ent. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the potential causes for conductive hearing loss and why?

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

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Can using headphones many hours every day cause any health problems? Like hearing loss or headache or something else?

Can using headphones many hours every day cause any health problems?  Like hearing loss or headache or something else?

Noise important: Wearing the head pones should not cause a problem, but if they are very loud, the sound can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can someone screaming at you, after time and time again, cause hearing loss? I'm only fourteen and have been diagnosed with moderate hearing loss.

Yes, can occur: Hearing loss, especially high frequency, can be due to high levels of noise such a high decibel volume of a loud jet engine. If screaming was close to ear, this too might generate enough volume to affect inner ear receptors. ...Read more

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Causes of infant hearing loss?

Causes of infant hearing loss?

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

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What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

Herpes viruses: The consensus is that herpes family of viruses are the cause of acute hearing loss. Other viruses can as well. ...Read more

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