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What to do if I have some thorough questions about deaf and mute people?

What to do if I have some thorough questions about deaf and mute people?

Information: I would recommend visiting a Hearing and Speech Center and gather as much information as you can to understand the problems of the totally deaf person. Also contact the Department of Speech and Hearing Department or Audiology Department of a local University to gather similar information. ...Read more

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Why aren't deaf people allowed to join the military?

Medical standards: Being unable to hear can be a matter of life and death in some environments. ...Read more

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What causes deafness?

What causes deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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What could cause deafness?

What could cause deafness?

3 major causes: Deafness is a result of irreversible damage to the ear. Most common is damage from loud noises. Excessive noise will kill ear cells. Next is infection of the inner ear. Viruses, especially cmv, and forms of meningitis kill off ear cells. Tumors of the ear nerve (acoustic neuromas) cause progressive deafness. Rare genetic conditions can result in deafness. ...Read more

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of deafness?

What are symptoms of deafness?

Deafness: Deafness is a disabilty due to partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears. ...Read more

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How does one cope with deafness?

How does one cope with deafness?

Surround yourself...: with kindness: "KIndness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read." Mark Twain ...Read more

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How can one cure sudden deafness?

How can one cure sudden deafness?

Emergently, if at al: Sudden loss of hearing is considered a medical emergency. If the hearing loss is nerve hearing loss, and not due to fluid behind the ear drum, the most common treatment is high dose steroids, usually orally, if this fails, we will frequently inject steroids through a numbed ear drum. If the hearing loss is severe this might not have much effect. Fluid behind ear drum needs time, or a tube. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of deafness?

Yes: Conductive hearing loss is loss in the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear bones; sensorineural loss is loss in the inner ear or auditory nerve; both can be present in mixed loss. ...Read more

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How does deafness affect a person's life?

How does deafness affect a person's life?

Deafness: Hello. You pose a very interesting question. The best way to answer your question is to try to describe sensory loss. Imagine being blind. It would be a devastating occurrence however like a deaf person, you would adjust and acclimate. Fortunately there are surgical procedures now that can help restore hearing. Such as cochlear implants. This gives hope to those with hearing loss. ...Read more