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Does Deafness Cause Delay
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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