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Could Mastoiditis Cause Hearing Loss
5yo perf eardrum mild hearing loss that is getting worse. Failed tympanography. Why hearing getting worse? Worry about mastoiditis? Regular ent appts.
It happens/rare: Mastoiditis is rare today in children or adults that have access to medical care. When there is a recurrent middle ear issue there is often mild hearing loss due to the muck that accumulates in the middle ear and interferes with the ear bones ability to amplify hearing. Over time, it should improve & regular monitoring is your best way to assure that it does. ...Read more
Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more
No to hearing loss: Tmj disorders or temporomandibular disorders do not cause loss of hearing. It is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Light headedness is not an uncommon symptom in temporomandibular disorders. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. If hearing loss is sudden and constant, ent. ...Read more
What would cause my symptoms. I can't think of any changes to my environment or diet. Could it be a virus? I'm concerned about permanent hearing loss.
Hearing loss: I have no idea what you are talking about. But lets do 2nd opinion to figure it out. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections. There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx. ...Read more
No: It can cause some loss due to pressure imbalance behind the ear drum. Should be prescribed medications to relieve congestion. Presume that you have seen an ent. ...Read more
A good reference chart:
http://www. Asha. Org/public/hearing/noise/.
Sometimes: Recent studies suggest that the hearing loss associated with meningitis may progress or fluctuate for the short term before stabilizing - varying between 3 months and 4 years. Beyond this, one can attribute any additional gradual hearing loss to what one would expect as one ages. Hearing acuity will diminish for everyone was we "mature.". ...Read more
Myriad: Causes of conductive hearing loss include, but are not limited to: obstructive wax, hole in eardrum, tumor in ear canal, fluid behind the eardrum, stiffening of ear bones, growths in the middle ear. You should have your hearing tested and be examined for the best advice which will be specific to your personal situation. ...Read more
Can using headphones many hours every day cause any health problems? Like hearing loss or headache or something else?
Can someone screaming at you, after time and time again, cause hearing loss? I'm only fourteen and have been diagnosed with moderate 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
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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