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Does Tmj Cause Hearing Loss
Depends: One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections.There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts electrical activity. If the electrical activity is intense or prolonged... It can damage the neural mechanisms of the inner ear. It is similar to any nerve damage that can happen with any other nerve of the body if it is injured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Hearing poss, mem no: Severe mastoiditis or cholesteatoma formation can significantly damage hearing because it can destroy the ear drum or damage the three small ear bones in the middle ear. It will not affect memory. True mastoiditis is fairly uncommon. It is often mentioned in radiology reports but these can be misleading and lead to unnecessary worry. Go see a good ENT surgeon to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Not likely: I agree with dr. Ali that is not likely that anxiety would cause permanent tinnitus. However, tinnitus can be very painful emotionally, and the anxiety resulting from experiencing tinnitus can increase its intensity. If the tinnitus is severe, start with your primary care physician to clarify issues regarding medications as dr. Ally states, however you may need to see and otologist for definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No to hearing loss: Tmj disorders or temporomandibular disorders do not cause loss of hearing. It is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Light headedness is not an uncommon symptom in temporomandibular disorders. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. If hearing loss is sudden and constant, ent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Irritation of nerves: An infection in the region of the inner ear can lead to inflammation and irritation of the nerves that are associated with hearing. Furthermore, infection in the region of the temporal bone/mastoid bone can lead to fluid collections that "mute" the hearing as the action of hearing apparatus (a series of delicate bones) is dampened. ...Read more
Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it helps : Weight loss (for overweight/obese) individuals is recommended and generally effective in reducing intracranial pressure. If the symptoms are mild with no evidence of visual impairment, this may be enough for the headache. However, if there is evidence of visual impairment (by a specialist's evaluation), a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor is needed. In severe cases, surgical options are considered. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many different things that cause tinnitus. I recommend you see an otolaryngologist for a full evaluation. Be prepared with your medical ; surgical history and write down ahead of time all the medications (even herbals ; vitamins) that you're taking. Plan to discuss when your problem started and the quality of the tinnitus (high-pitched? Rushing sound? Continuous? Rhythmic? Etc...). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe / Likely not: Every drug can have side effects, and they can vary between people. Spiriva is not really known to cause hearing loss, all of all patients reporting any type of adverse effects, only 0.12% had decreased hearing, of which all happened within 1 month of use. http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/spiriva/decreased+hearing see an ENT for an evaluation and hearing testing if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?
Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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