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Is there a "normal' progression of Cookie Bite hearing loss? Diagnosed age 34, Mild-moderate. Realistic to think profound is in my future?

Is there a "normal' progression of Cookie Bite hearing loss? Diagnosed age 34, Mild-moderate. Realistic to think profound is in my future?

Cookie bite: hearing loss can occur in a whole host of inherited conditions. More needs to be known about your specific case to predict the future. I suggest you consult with a specialist and have some genetic testing done. ...Read more

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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75% vestibular weakness in right ear with cookie bite hearing loss. Vertigo 3 times in last 2 years. Docs don't think meniere's. Now what?

75% vestibular weakness in right ear with cookie bite hearing loss. Vertigo 3 times in last 2 years. Docs don't think meniere's. Now what?

Vestibular neuritis: A 75% weakness in an ear indicates an injury to the balance mechanism sometimes associated with a viral infection, so-called, vestibular neuritis. Are you having vertigo? Cookie-bite hearing loss may be unrelated and is usually genetic or congenital. Meniere's disease is characterized by fluctuating sensori-neural hearing loss, episodic vertigo and roaring tinnitus. If asymptomatic, no rec. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

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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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of hearing loss ?

What are signs of hearing loss ?

Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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How could you fake a hearing loss?

How could you fake a hearing loss?

Malingering: Faking medical symptoms for some sort of gain is known as malingering. Most doctors would not want to support that effort. ...Read more