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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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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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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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I haven't had ear wax for the past 3 yrs. Can this lead to hearing loss?

I haven't had ear wax for the past 3 yrs. Can this lead to hearing loss?

Please clarify: Do you mean literally that you haven't noticed ear wax in the past 3 years or that you haven't had ear wax cleaned out in three years? An excessive amount of ear wax, especially if it's pushed up against the ear drum, can cause hearing loss. One the wax is removed, hearing returns to baseline. In any case, don't stick anything into your ear canal--that can just make matters worse. Ouch! ...Read more

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What might lead to this hearing loss?

What might lead to this hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Hearing loss?

What can lead to, or is associated with Hearing loss?

The following cause or are associated with Hearing loss:: Acoustic neuroma, Aspirin overdose, Cholesteatoma, Diabetes insipidus, Down syndrome, Eustachian tube dysfunction, Hereditary lysosomal storage diseases, Labyrinthitis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Long QT Syndrome, Menieres disease, Mumps, Myelofibrosis, Paget's disease of bone, Renal tubular acidosis, Skull fracture, Syphilis, Earwax blockage, Brain tumor, Brain cancer, Mental retardation, Decompression sickness, Treacher collins syndrome, Mastoiditis, Cauliflower ear, Brittle bone disease, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Otosclerosis. ...Read more

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Blindness. I know surviving an explosion could cause hearing loss, but could it also lead to blindness?

Blindness. I know surviving an explosion could cause hearing loss, but could it also lead to blindness?

Blindness: With any trauma many different systems can be affected. The visual pathway in the brain or the eyes themselves can be damaged temporarily or permanently by trauma. ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

ETD: It doesn't normally lead to permanent hearing loss, but if it is a long term problem that isn't treated and followed by an Otolaryngologist, it can lead to middle ear ossicular "bone" problems or a condition called cholesteatoma both of which can cause permanent damage to hearing. Fortunately, this can be treated and alleviated. See an ENT and get examined and a hearing test. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

Thalassemia is sever anemia,it ...Read more