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Cytomegalovirus 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Hearing defect in infant is more often associated with CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection or craniofacial deformity. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child. Doesn't Meningitis cause hearing loss?
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
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