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Can forceps delivery cause deafness in a newborn baby?

Can forceps delivery cause deafness in a newborn baby?

No: Forceps delivery can cause problems with the facial nerve, rarely. However, there is no concern for forceps delivery causing deafness.

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Causes of mild hearing loss in newborn?

Causes of mild hearing loss in newborn?

Hearing loss: There may be debris in the baby's ears after the birthing process. The child should be retested at 4-6 weeks of age.

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How newborns are screened for hearing loss?

How newborns are screened for hearing loss?

Newborn hearing test: A technique using emitted signals from the inner ear hair cells called otoacoustic emissions is used. This does not require the child to react to the sound in any way, but rather relies on a signal from the inner ear brought about by sending a combination of frequencies into the child's ear. It is a good screening test, but like all screening tests has limitations.

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What causes someone to go deaf?

What causes someone to go deaf?

SEVERAL MECHANISMS: These days, loud noises from rock concerts, head phones, loud music in the home. But as we age, our hearing does deteriorate, and we loss high frequencies first. There are also episodes of trauma, Meniere's and other diseases which can eventuate in deafness.

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What causes deafness?

What causes deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain.

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain.

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What are the causes of deafness in boomers?

What are the causes of deafness in boomers?

Hearing loss: The most likely cause is loud noise exposure. Either work related or socially (walkman, studio 54 etc...). We also live in a more noise polluted environment and our ears are essentially over worked.

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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause deafness?

Can viagra (sildenafil) cause deafness?

Yes: If it is listed on insert, then its possible, but is medical equivalent of being hit by lightning, very rare.

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Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

No: Deafness has never been a reported complication of a forceps delivery. Short-term complications can include lacerations, hemorrhage (intracranial, retinal, subgaleal), facial nerve damage and fractures.

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Is it true that goiter can cause deafness? How come?

Is it true that goiter can cause deafness? How come?

Not a likely cause: There are forms of hearing loss that can have associated thyroid abnormalities, pendred's syndrome is an example, however a goiter is not a cause for hearing loss. A goiter is caused by alterations in the way the thyroid gland is functioning. Changes in the bodies immune system and vitamin d metabolism could effect both the thyroid and hearing, but the thyroid gland is not source of hearing loss.

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What actually is multiple sclerosis? Can it cause deaf?

What actually is multiple sclerosis? Can it cause deaf?

Immunologic disorder: Ms is an immunologic disorder most commonly occurring in young adults. It is more common in northern latitudes, less common towards the equator. The immune system attacks the insulating covering of nerves, reducing transmission speed and"short circuiting" the flow of information. Uncommonly it affects the auditory nerve producing hearing loss. I have never seen deafness as a result, it's possible.

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Could an already deaf person (due to nerve problem) still hear tinnitus (due to different cause)?

Could an already deaf person (due to nerve problem) still hear tinnitus (due to different cause)?

Yes: First tinnitus is usually a result of some form of hearing loss or dysfunction. So if you have hearing loss then you are at risk for experiencing tinnitus. It is a result of the loss of signals from the ear to the area of the brain responsible for receiving auditory input. These cells then become hyperactive and start picking up false signal/noise (tinnitus) due to loss of this input.

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What could cause deafness?

What could cause deafness?

3 major causes: Deafness is a result of irreversible damage to the ear. Most common is damage from loud noises. Excessive noise will kill ear cells. Next is infection of the inner ear. Viruses, especially cmv, and forms of meningitis kill off ear cells. Tumors of the ear nerve (acoustic neuromas) cause progressive deafness. Rare genetic conditions can result in deafness.

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Can otitis cause deafness?

Can otitis cause deafness?

Yes: Recurrent otitis media is a major cause of sensory-neuro hearing loss.

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Does huntingtons cause deafness?

Does huntingtons cause deafness?

Clarfication: Huntington's does not include deafness but hutchinson's triad includes deafness.

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Can tinnitus cause you to become deaf?

No: The origin of tinnitus is in the central auditory pathways of the brain. As such it does not lead to deafness. However, most people with loud tinnitus can notice some hearing loss because the brain producing noise will mask the environmental sound from being perceived. Particularly if the tinnitus is loud.

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What can cause temporary blind/deafness?

What can cause temporary blind/deafness?

Temporary: These are two unrelated entities, the list of each is too long to list in a forum such as this. If you are experiencing either of these see a physician as soon as possible.

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What is the cause of deafness in rock musicians?

What is the cause of deafness in rock musicians?

Nerve damage: Excessive exposure to loud sound damages the nerve endings in the ear that register hearing. The sound waves set off a fluid wave that stimulates cells in the inner ear. If this sound wave is too forceful and repetitive, damage will occur. This will cause permanent hearing loss. The high frequencies are most commonly affected. Other loud noises include guns, machinery, drilling, etc.

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"bluetooth headphones cause deafness" is this true?

"bluetooth headphones cause deafness" is this true?

Not the headphones: Using the headphones at very high volume might cause noise induced hearing loss, though. Volumes produced by the headphones that produce a ringing in the ears after the noise is over can produce permanent hearing loss, as well as exposures to other sources of noise (lawnmowers, jet engines, loud concerts, etc.) noises are additive, non-occluding headphones while being exposed to noise, for example.

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What can cause someone to be blind, deaf and paraplegic?

What can cause someone to be blind, deaf and paraplegic?

Nerve damage: Extensive damage that can be as a result of trauma, accident, military explosives, minefields, gunshot injuries, or a result of congenital defects or diseases.

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