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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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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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What leads to infant hearing loss?

What leads to infant hearing loss?

Infant hearing: An infant may have a hearing deficit due to a number of conditions. These include abnormal development of the ear drum or canal, abnormal brain development and nervous system, infections such as meningitis. In most states a hearing test is conducted prior to discharge of an infant after birth. Prmg (peds md) can review records at 858 259 9689, at no personal cost only billed to insurance w/card. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of hearing loss in infants?

What is the incidence of hearing loss in infants?

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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How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

Hearing test: If your baby was born in south carolina a hearing test was done before they left the hospital. You should be able to tell if your baby turns towards noises or is startled by a loud noise. If not, talk to your doctor about having their hearing retested. ...Read more

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If a baby has mild hearing loss, should he be tested for HSV 2?

If a baby has mild hearing loss, should he be tested for HSV 2?

Probably not: Hearing defect in infant is more often associated with CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection or craniofacial deformity. ...Read more

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I have a little hearing loss, I am trying to conceive, what can I do to keep my hearing from worsening? And not passing it my baby?

I have  a little hearing loss, I am trying to conceive, what can I do to keep my hearing from worsening? And not passing it my baby?

Transmitting hearing: loss to a baby can occur with HCMV and other "torch infections" (you have to have the infection yourself though) Autosomal dominant congenital hearing loss is transmitted to all offspring (but may have variable expression). Recessive inheritance requires both parents have the gene. There are over 300 causes for inherited deafness. I suggest you see a specialist who can determine your type. ...Read more

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How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

Hearing loss: Hearing is the most important sensory function necessary for speech development. If an infant cannot hear, he/she likely may become a deaf mute. It is important the baby needs full otological evaluation to correct the hearing loss. The earlier the detection the better for the baby. ...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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I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child. Doesn't Meningitis cause hearing loss?

I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child.  Doesn't  Meningitis cause hearing loss?

Meningitis : Yes, bacterial meningitis is the most common cause of deafness in children. Viral meningitis usually has no long term effects, except certain viruses such as for example mumps that can cause meningitis/encephalitis and deafness ...Read more

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Hearing loss. Irrigation, olive oil & ear drops all failed. Any ideas doc? It's reoccurring, found out the other day I suffered /w bad ears as a baby.

Hearing loss. Irrigation, olive oil & ear drops all failed. Any ideas doc? It's reoccurring, found out the other day I suffered /w bad ears as a baby.

See ENT: You most likely have a cerumen impaction (earwax build-up). Even though you tried some outpatient therapies for ear wax build-up it is still most likely. I would see ENT though so they can assess the cause of the hearing loss. If you don't have a cerumen impaction then there can be a more significant cause of your hearing loss. Not sure what "suffered with bad ears as a baby" means. ...Read more

Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an illness caused by infection with the cytomegalovirus. The virus can infect a wide range of organs, including the eyes, the digestive tract, ...Read more