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Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more


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Does delayed echolalia have anything to do with hearing loss?

Does delayed echolalia have anything to do with hearing loss?

Not known: Delayed echolalia is repetition of words after a time delay, common in autism. Not heard of being associated with hearing loss. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any evidence that delayed onset noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus can manifest itself years after severe noise exposure?

Help! need to know if there's any evidence that delayed onset noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus can manifest itself years after severe noise exposure?

Yes: Noise induced hearing loss is cumulative. It may not be noticeable until you get beyond a certain threshold. Or, you could be getting an overlap between noise induced hearing loss and age associated hearing loss (presbycusis). See an ENT doc to sort things out. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to suddenly go deaf?

What could cause someone to suddenly go deaf?

Most often wax: Fortunately, the most often reason is wax. People have a near complete blockage and can hear ok, when it becomes complete they feel "deaf." if not wax it can be middle ear fluid and rarely a viral illness that truly causes deafness. The key is is to see an ENT doctor right away as viral sudden deafness needs to be treated within 72 hours to have the best chance of recovery. ...Read more

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Does huntingtons cause deafness?

Does huntingtons cause deafness?

Clarfication: Huntington's does not include deafness but hutchinson's triad includes deafness. ...Read more

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Could goiter cause half deaf? If not, what could cause it?

Could goiter cause half deaf? If not, what could cause it?

Not usually: Sensorineural deafness and underactive thyroid (including goiter) may be associated with a genetic disorder called, pendred syndrome. Goiter by itself doesn't affect hearing. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause deafness?

Can viagra (sildenafil) cause deafness?

Yes: If it is listed on insert, then its possible, but is medical equivalent of being hit by lightning, very rare. ...Read more

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Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

No: Deafness has never been a reported complication of a forceps delivery. Short-term complications can include lacerations, hemorrhage(intracranial, retinal, subgaleal), facial nerve damage and fractures. ...Read more

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Is it true that goiter can cause deafness? How come?

Is it true that goiter can cause deafness? How come?

Not a likely cause: There are forms of hearing loss that can have associated thyroid abnormalities, pendred's syndrome is an example, however a goiter is not a cause for hearing loss. A goiter is caused by alterations in the way the thyroid gland is functioning. Changes in the bodies immune system and vitamin d metabolism could effect both the thyroid and hearing, but the thyroid gland is not source of hearing loss. ...Read more

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What actually is multiple sclerosis? Can it cause deaf?

What actually is multiple sclerosis? Can it cause deaf?

Immunologic disorder: Ms is an immunologic disorder most commonly occurring in young adults. It is more common in northern latitudes, less common towards the equator. The immune system attacks the insulating covering of nerves, reducing transmission speed and"short circuiting" the flow of information. Uncommonly it affects the auditory nerve producing hearing loss. I have never seen deafness as a result, it's possible. ...Read more

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Could an already deaf person(due to nerve problem) still hear tinnitus (due to different cause)?

Could an already deaf person(due to nerve problem) still hear tinnitus (due to different cause)?

Yes: First tinnitus is usually a result of some form of hearing loss or dysfunction. So if you have hearing loss then you are at risk for experiencing tinnitus. It is a result of the loss of signals from the ear to the area of the brain responsible for receiving auditory input. These cells then become hyperactive and start picking up false signal/noise (tinnitus) due to loss of this input. ...Read more

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Could tumour precisely in eyebrow cause deafness?

Could tumour precisely in eyebrow cause deafness?

Probably not: A lesion of the eyebrow should not lead to deafness, unless there are other tumors involving the auditory nerve or the ear canal. ...Read more

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Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

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 could cause suddenly deaf except pendred?

What could cause suddenly deaf except pendred?

Many possibilities: Hearing loss of pendred syndrom is usually present from birth. Causes for sudden hearing loss are vascular, viral and inflammatory. The patient needs a stat audio and appt with ENT specialist for eval and treatment to see if the hearing can be saved. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause you to become deaf?

No: The origin of tinnitus is in the central auditory pathways of the brain. As such it does not lead to deafness. However, most people with loud tinnitus can notice some hearing loss because the brain producing noise will mask the environmental sound from being perceived. Particularly if the tinnitus is loud. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blind/deafness?

What can cause temporary blind/deafness?

Temporary: These are two unrelated entities, the list of each is too long to list in a forum such as this. If you are experiencing either of these see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the cause of deafness in rock musicians?

What is the cause of deafness in rock musicians?

Nerve damage: Excessive exposure to loud sound damages the nerve endings in the ear that register hearing. The sound waves set off a fluid wave that stimulates cells in the inner ear. If this sound wave is too forceful and repetitive, damage will occur. This will cause permanent hearing loss. The high frequencies are most commonly affected. Other loud noises include guns, machinery, drilling, etc. ...Read more

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"bluetooth headphones cause deafness" is this true?

Not the headphones: Using the headphones at very high volume might cause noise induced hearing loss, though. Volumes produced by the headphones that produce a ringing in the ears after the noise is over can produce permanent hearing loss, as well as exposures to other sources of noise (lawnmowers, jet engines, loud concerts, etc.) noises are additive, non-occluding headphones while being exposed to noise, for example. ...Read more