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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Overview)

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 an ear specialist (otologist).


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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
816 doctors shared insights

Hearing Loss (Overview)

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 an ear specialist (otologist).


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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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Living with Hearing Loss (Tip)

Living with Hearing Loss

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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Living with Hearing Loss (Tip)

Living with Hearing Loss

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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