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Doctor insights on: Genotypes Of Hereditary Deafness

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Is tinnitus hereditary? What about deafness?

Is tinnitus hereditary? What about deafness?

Can be: There are several inheritable syndromes of both tinnitus and deafness. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

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


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How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal ?

How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal
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Genetics: The hearing deficit in hereditary hearing impairment (hhi) may be present at birth (congenital), progressive from birth, or it may develop when the child is older. Approximately 80 percent of cases of hhi are inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, 15 percent are autosomal dominant, 2 percent are x-linked (mainly recessive), and 1 percent are mitochondrial. ...Read more

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Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness) ?

Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss  which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness) ?

Scam: Leeches have been used experimentally for skin ulcers, but the crazy stuff that's being endorsed by celebrities nowadays (putting them on acupuncture points, using them with castor oil massages, and so forth) is just silly. They'll target hereditary hearing loss because you may be desperate, real science has little to offer, and wishful thinking makes people say it seems to be working. Good luck. ...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 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 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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Are there different kinds of deafness?

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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Is there a cure for deafness?

On occasion: Some causes of deafness are reversible, but an otolaryngologist can help. Yet, if not possible, one could consider the possibility of a cochlear implant. ...Read more

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Is presbycusis total deafness?

Presbycusis deaf?: Presbycusis is due to the normal ageing process. It is nomal to lose a little hearing as we age. It doesnt cause deafness. Deafness would require other problems like infection, trauma, etc. ...Read more