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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Overview)

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.


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How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

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 more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
852 doctors shared insights

Hearing Loss (Overview)

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.


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What do you mean by conductive hearing loss?

What do you mean by conductive hearing loss?

Bone loss: Sound from the air is transmitted through a mechanical system (ear drum, ear bones) into a fluid system of the inner ear that then activates a neural system (electrical). The electrical system is what is responsible for neural hearing. The ear drum and ear bones provide the conductive hearing. Damage to the ear drum or ear bones (ossicles) leads to conductive hearing loss. ...Read more

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Hearing loss (Tip)

Try to be patient with your spouse with hearing loss—they would rather hear well, too. ...See more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
Yearly
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Can kanamycin be used to treat hearing loss?

Can kanamycin be used to treat hearing loss?

No,it can CAUSE loss: Kanamycin is in the class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. All are potentially ototoxic, some affect hearing more than the balance and others the opposite. These medications would never be used to treat hearing loss. ...Read more

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Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more

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Hearing loss (Tip)

When speaking to hard of hearing people lower the pitch of your voice instead of raising its volume. ...See more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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Does anyone know if there is a vitamin or herb to take for treating hearing loss?

Does anyone know if there is a vitamin or herb to take for treating hearing loss?

Vitamins herbs: Antioxidant vitamins a, c, e have some benefit. Others a- lipoid acid, coq 10 may also have some benefit. Not sure about their consistent benefits in hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is there an effective stem cell treatment for my hearing loss?

Is there an effective stem cell treatment for my hearing loss?

Experimental: Work is stll being done in this field. At this time, there is no effective stem cell treatment for hearing loss. ...Read more

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Hearing loss (Tip)

I cannot hear you. Putting my hearing aids in. Tell me again please. ...See more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
once
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Can you suggest exercises to cure hearing-loss?

Can you suggest exercises to cure hearing-loss?

No: Hearing loss is either the result of wax (ear canal), middle ear disease (conductive hearing loss, usually medically or surgically correctable) and inner ear disease. I know of no exercises that will alter any of the causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss must be diagnosed by an ENT specialist and correctly treated. ...Read more

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Hearing loss (Tip)

So many expensive hearing aids just sitting in their cases, not being used. ...See more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
Once
Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
Once
Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
Once
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How can you prevent age related hearing loss?

How can you prevent age related hearing loss?

Ear protection: Most hearing loss can be prevented by hearing ear plugs when exposed to loud noises or keeping the volume down while listening to music while wearing headphones. If you cannot carry on a conversation while listening to your earphones, the noise is too loud. Your ears will thank you later. ...Read more

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How can I reverse hearing loss when I am young (22 years old)?

How can I reverse hearing loss when I am young (22 years old)?

May Not Be Able: Depending on the cause, you may not be able to reverse any hearing loss. You may only be able to protect what you have left. See your doctor to determine the cause of the loss. If it can be treated, they will start treatment. If it cannot be fixed, then learn how to protect what you have left. ...Read more

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Hearing loss (Tip)

Wearing hearing aids when you have high tone loss can help prevent loss of speech understanding. ...See more

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I got ear surgery 2 years back nw im using homoeopathy tablets for permanant cure there is hearing loss can we regain it do we have permanant cure for?

Depends: You have not specified what type of ear surgery you had. That will help us to determine whether you can regain hearing. Not sure homeopathy can help, may be worth trying. ...Read more

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