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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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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


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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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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 are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Temporary hearing loss can be from various causes. E.G. A plugging of the outer ear canal with ear wax can occasionally cause hearing loss. Loud noises and explosions can cause temporay loss and also with firing guns etc. Clogging of the middle ear and eustachen tubes also can give temporary hearing loss. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes temporary loss of vision?

What causes temporary loss of vision?

It depends. : The word "temporary" could mean seconds or days. Brief loss of vision could be related to common problems like low blood pressure or migraines. Longer periods of vision loss are often due to more serious problems. In any case, an ophthalmologist and/or neurologist should be involved. ...Read more

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Can sinus/ear infection cause partial loss of vision?

Can sinus/ear infection cause partial loss of vision?

Yes: This would be seen in an acute complication of a sinus infection - a peri-orbital abscess which is surgical emergency. If this happens, you must be evaluated for a possible abscess. ...Read more

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Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Retina-optic nerve: Peripheral vision loss may be a retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, rare drug toxicities, immune retinopathy, retinal infection, and glaucomatous optic neuropathy. In the brain migraine, and certain types of stroke can cause a loss of peripheral vision. Transient obscurations of vision may be low blood pressure. An eye examination with dilation should identify the cause. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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Could hearing loss cause a misdiagnosis of autism?

Could hearing loss cause a misdiagnosis of autism?

Yes it can : Because lack of social interaction and lack of attention and communication and unresponsive to verbal commands are found in people with hearing loss any child expected to have autism should have hearing assessment to r/o hearing problems. ...Read more

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What causes a loss of reflexes?

What causes a loss of reflexes?

A lot of things: When ever there is injury to the nerve which supply that mascule the reflex will be down. ...Read more

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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

Depends on the type: Hearing loss can occur from mechanical or nerve problems. A wax impaction, fluid in the middle ear or severe pressure changes in the middle ear can all cause sudden hearing change. Viral inflammation of the hearing nerve or blocked vessels supplying the nerves of hearing can also cause a sudden change in acuity. You should see a doctor and get a hearing test. In nerve changes, time is important. ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

ER visit ASAP: These are very worrisome signs and symptoms in one so young. Go to an er immediately (have someone drive you). Good luck! ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Go to ER: If you had any of the above mentioned symptoms, i recommend going to the emergency room to rule out any life threatening conditions. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more

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Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Severe tbi: In a patient that has recovered and is awake and interactive and conversant, it is unusual for head injury to have caused total loss of memory (both short term and long term). However, the more severe the tbi, the more likely there will be diffuse enough damage to affect both hippocampi of the brain. These are structures deep within the brain that are vital to memory function. ...Read more

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read more

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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more

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