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Can hearing impairment and/or sensitivity occur in eds?

Can hearing impairment and/or sensitivity occur in eds?

Very rare.: I have looked and read though several reviews, and find no mention of auditory problems. I would think it might be possible through increased laxity of the ear drums, but in the two reviews i read, no mention of this in elhers-danlos. ...Read more

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Mahek Shah Dr. Shah
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Hearing impairment from earphone?

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Hearing impairment from earphone?

Possible: It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too loud. And be sure to take a break from the headphones every now and then. ...Read more

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I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more

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Dizziness, clogged ear and hearing impairment?

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Dizziness, clogged ear  and hearing impairment?

Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause these symptoms. Middle ear clogging can cause similar symptoms but the treatment differs. ...Read more

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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more

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Is ringing in the ears a hearing impairment ?

Is ringing in the ears  a hearing impairment ?

Not exactly.....: Ringing in the ears can be an indicator of hearing loss/impairment. The recommendation is to get a head and neck (ENT) and hearing evaluation. Pattern and type of hearing loss may lead to the discovery of serious but potentially treatable disorders, such as otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, as well as chronic otitis media. ...Read more

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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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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 more

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Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden ear changes: Hello, this is a case for your local ENT specialist. He/she will review your MRI scan. If the MRI was of your brain, a detailed exam of the temporal bones may be needed as well as a audiogram. ...Read more

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read more

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Is failing eye sight & hearing impairment hereditary?

Is failing eye sight & hearing impairment hereditary?

Rare combination: There is a rare inherited condition termed usher's syndrome in which the retinal degenerates (retinitis pigmentosa) and there is an associated nerve deafness. Quite tragic but uncommon. Of course old folks might lose some vision and hearing from independent events and rubella can also do this but these are not hereditary. ...Read more

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Is age related a slight hearing impairment?

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Is age related a slight hearing impairment?

Difference: Sensorineural deafness-divided into low and high frequency loss. This type of deafness is due to cochlear or auditory nerve impairment. High frequency loss typically occurs in elderly, where speech intelligibility is impaired. Most of the low frequency hearing loss can be corrected with hearing aid but high frequency is difficult to treat, may need cochlear transplant etc. ...Read more

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What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss associated with opiate use?

Yes: There is evidence to suggest that abuse of narcotics like hydrocodone, oxydodone, and recreational drug use with heroin can cause temporary and permanent loss of hearing. ...Read more

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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more

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How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

Auditory processing: With this disorder, one is able to hear sound, but once it gets to the brain, it is not interpreted correctly. This disorder is very uncommon. In this disorder the ears are just fine. It is a problem within the brain. It requies specialized therapy for treatment. ...Read more

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Can hearing impairment and/or sensitivity occur in eds?

Very rare.: I have looked and read though several reviews, and find no mention of auditory problems. I would think it might be possible through increased laxity of the ear drums, but in the two reviews i read, no mention of this in elhers-danlos. ...Read more

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How is living with a hearing impairment?

How is living with a hearing impairment?

We navigate: Through this world based on the evidence of our senses. Imagine you were not able to hear. How would people be able to assist you. How would you know if someone was warning you of danger. How would someone be able to tell you the date and time? One of the mainstays of working with patients is to keep them involved in the world around them and in today. ...Read more

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Hearing impairment research going to help boomers?

Which one?: There are many researchers working on a variety of causes of hearing loss, including age-related loss. It remains to be seen, if any of these research paths yield an easily administered and efficacious way to improve hearing loss. ...Read more

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What leads to hearing impairment when you are older?

What leads to hearing impairment when you are older?

Hearing loss: When you are older it does not necessarily mean you have hearing problem. But age related hearing loss is called presbyacusis resulting in sensorineural loss. May need an hearing aid. ...Read more

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Will lots of teenagers suffer from hearing impairment?

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Will lots of teenagers suffer from hearing impairment?

Hearing loss: If you're asking because this group tends to listen to their ipods and iphones at higher volume than many other groups & attends concerts with high-decibel music, then yes, good possibility. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hearing impairment with tinnitus?

Is there a cure for hearing impairment with tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is quite frequently a symptom of hearing loss and it can be corrected by use of hearing aids. ...Read more

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Reason for hearing impairment at birth and is it cureable?

Reason for hearing impairment at birth and is it cureable?

Hearig loss at birth: Congenital causes of hearing loss are hereditary hearing loss, which can be autosomal dominant, recessive or xlinked.Other causes are intrauterine infections with rubella, CMV virus, herpes simplex.Maternal diabetes, prematurity, toxemia of pregnancy.Lack of oxygen. All these except the heriditary cause are preventable, there is no cure but it may be corrected by cochlear implants thes edays. ...Read more

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If a kids has total hearing impairment since birth can he speak?

If a kids has total hearing impairment since birth  can he speak?

Deafness at birth: No unfortunately not, as speech is developed by hearing sounds. ...Read more

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What is a hearing impairment?

Loss of frequencies: A hearing impairment involves a spectrum of perceptive loss of auditory acuity in a certain frequency range, usually presenting as a sensory neural high frequency hearing loss (SNHFHL) ...Read more

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How to fix hearing impairment in child?

How to fix hearing impairment in child?

HEARING LOSS: Consult ENT for inner ear problems. He knows when to recommend hearing aid. ...Read more

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Is age related a slight hearing impairment?

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Difference: Sensorineural deafness-divided into low and high frequency loss. This type of deafness is due to cochlear or auditory nerve impairment. High frequency loss typically occurs in elderly, where speech intelligibility is impaired. Most of the low frequency hearing loss can be corrected with hearing aid but high frequency is difficult to treat, may need cochlear transplant etc. ...Read more

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What type of hearing impairment is age related?

What type of hearing impairment is age related?

Age related hearing: Age related hearing loss is called presbycusis, is slow loss of hearing which happens as people get older.It is most difficult to hear high frequency sounds. ...Read more

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What is the severity of condition of hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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Hearing impairment from earphone?

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Possible: It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too loud. And be sure to take a break from the headphones every now and then. ...Read more

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What is on horizon for curing hearing impairment?

What is on horizon for curing hearing impairment?

Cure for hearing los: Nothing substatial, except better hearing aid and cochlear implants.But scientists have successfully produced functional auditory hair cellsin the cochlea of the mouseinner ear.The breakthrough suggests that a new therapy may be developed in the future to successfully treat hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is my hearing impairment going to affect my dreams?

Should not: Hearing loss does not typically affect dreams. What affects your ability to remember dreams is your sleep quality. If your sleep is disrupted or shortened you may find that you are not dreaming or not remembering your dreams. ...Read more

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If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem with using newer aid technology?

If you have hearing impairment, what is the biggest problem with using newer aid technology?

Depends: Some examples: if hearing deficit due to wax- get it removed, hearing will improve if due to fluid behind the ear drum-then ear tubes and medicines if due to burst ear drum- tympanoplasty/myringoplasty/ hearing aid if due to a nerve damage, probably hearing aid. ...Read more