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Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect ...Read more


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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

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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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How are hearing loss and otitis media related?

How are hearing loss and otitis media related?

Hearing loss/OM: You hear when sound waves jiggle your eardrum, which in turn moves the tiny bones in the middle ear. They then send signals to the inner ear, up to the brain and then you hear. In otitis media, there is often fluid or pressure problems in that middle ear space that makes the movement of those tiny little bones poor at best, so affects the transmission of the sound waves through the middle ear. ...Read more

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What is otosclerosis-conductive hearing loss in child?

What is otosclerosis-conductive hearing loss in child?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is where the third ear bone or stapes becomes fixed, unable to vibrate and transmit sound energy to the inner ear. More common in adults though it can be found in children. ...Read more

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Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Neurosyphilis: Incredibly rare in this era, however, tertiary syphilis can cause neurological symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. A simple blood test can determine this. ...Read more

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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in one ear with no hearing loss be fixed?

Can tinnitus in one ear with no hearing loss be fixed?

Depends on the cause: There are many different things that cause tinnitus. I recommend you see an otolaryngologist for a full evaluation. Be prepared with your medical ; surgical history and write down ahead of time all the medications (even herbals ; vitamins) that you're taking. Plan to discuss when your problem started and the quality of the tinnitus (high-pitched? Rushing sound? Continuous? Rhythmic? Etc...). ...Read more

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Can earwax build up cause hearing loss and loss of balance.?

Can earwax build up cause hearing loss and loss of balance.?

Hearing loss yes: Wax impaction does not cause problems with balance although it certainly can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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What can be done for tnnitus and hearing loss in right ear with menieres?

What can be done for tnnitus and hearing loss in right ear with menieres?

Low sodium diet and : Low sodium diet an diuretic May provide some benefit. There is no FDA approved medication for tinnitus and no surgery that reliably improves hearing or always relieves tinnitus ...Read more

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Can aminoglycoside cause hearing loss in children?

Can aminoglycoside cause hearing loss in children?

Yes: Aminoglycosides is a known class of antibiotics that can cause sensorineural hearing loss that is often permanent. Some of the antibiotics in this class can also cause vertigo (vestibulotoxic). Risks increase with increasing dosages or duration of therapy. ...Read more

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Will a hearing aid help with the loss of hearing in one ear due to meniere's?

Will a hearing aid help with the loss of hearing in one ear due to meniere's?

Possibly: Hearing loss with meniere's disease is usually fluctuating, meaning it can come and go. A trial of a hearing aid is worthwhile to see if it will help. There is a 30 day trial period where ever you choose to go for a fitting. ...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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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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Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

Depends: Even profound hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. If it is beyond being aided with a hearing aid... Cochlear implants may be beneficial. When looking at hearing loss another critical factor is not just the decibel loss for pure tones but the ability to discriminate. Some patietns with moderate hearing loss may have very poor discrimination... Not good candidates for hearing aids. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more

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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a baby have hearing loss at birth from a mother with cmv. But not have CMV himself?

Can a baby have hearing loss at birth from a mother with cmv. But not have CMV himself?

No: The damage to hearing is caused by active invasion of the tissues by CMV germs when the mother has it for the first time during pregnancy.A large portion of the adult population both male & female tests positive for prior CMV infection, once they have had they are immune & don't pass it or any damage to their infants. ...Read more

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What is “asymptomatic cmv” imMy 6wk old has profound hearing loss and suspected cmv. Will she also have learning disabilities and developmental delay?

What is “asymptomatic cmv” imMy 6wk old has profound hearing loss and suspected cmv. Will she also have learning disabilities and developmental delay?

Type of presentation: Only 10% of infants born with CMV have features evident at birth (symptomatic). These include small size, small head, jaundice, large livers,blotchy blue rash, infection of their retinas & calcium deposits in their brain. These have been infected in the first half of pregnancy. The "asymptomatic", infected later, have variable outcomes, but may just have progressive hearing problems. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hearing loss?

Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more

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What are some names for hearing loss?

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What are some names for 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 might lead to this hearing loss?

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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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Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Yes: You could have a temporary decrease in your hearing related to congestion with increased ear pressure - or fluid in your ears. ...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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What are the main causes of hearing loss?

Too numerous: The major causes of hearing loss in childhood are genetic, infection, and trauma. In adults, the major causes are age, noise, head injury, genetics, various antibiotics and also impacted wax. A total list of causes of hearing loss would be too large to mention in this limited space. But I think these are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Hi what medecine is good for hearing loss?

Depends: This is a difficult question to answer. Some hearing loss is due to damage to the inner ear and there is no good medical treatment. Other hearing loss is due to obstruction of the ear canal, damage to the eardrum or middle ear and there can be medical or surgical treatments for this. You need to see an ENT doctor and have an exam and hearing test. There may be some help for you. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss something to be scared about?

Treatable: Most hearing loss is treatable in one way or another. First you need to know what is the cause and if there is a chance it can improve on its own. Is it allergies or infection or something with the cochlea or hearing nerve? You need to see an ENT to discuss the options for treatment. From medicine to hearing aids to certain surgeries even to cochlear implantation, treatment is available. ...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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Is it true that mastubation causes hearing loss?

Is it true that mastubation causes hearing loss?

No: If everybody who masturbated had hearing loss the world would be deaf. There is absolutely no truth to your concern. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a cold causes hearing loss?

It's possible.: It can. If there is congestion clogging off the eustacian tubes and fluid builds behind the tympanic membrane it could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hearing loss?|

Is there a cure for hearing loss?|

Yes and no: There is no magic pill that will cure hearing loss (hl). Classic hl is due to aging and hearing aids can help us cope. If the hl is due to chronic infections or other diseases, then surgery might be helpful. If you have absolutely poor to no hearing, an ENT can surgically place a cochlear implant in your inner ear to help you hear. In some, steroids have been used with some success. ...Read more

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What exactly is peripheral hearing loss?

In the ear: Peripheral means not in the brain. Peripheral hearing loss is hearing loss caused by damage to the ear or nerve conducting the hearing to the brain. ...Read more

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

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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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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of hearing loss in infants?

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0.1-0.3 %: The most accurate estimates from universal neonatal screening programs place the rate of bilateral hearing loss (greater than 35 db) at 1.4 to 3 per 1000 live births. In more than half of them the deafness is inherited. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten hearing loss from being a singer?

Hearing loss: This is not a likely cause. You should have a through evaluation of your hearing by a specialist to determine the cause of your hearing loss. You must attempt to limit any further loss. ...Read more

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