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Can aminoglycoside cause hearing loss in adults?

Can aminoglycoside cause hearing loss in adults?

Yes: Aminoglycosides are antibiotics that are usually given through an IV for serious infections. These medications may be life saving but carry the potential for toxic effects to the inner ear. This can result in hearing loss or balance difficulty. Monitoring the blood level of the drugs can help reduce these risks but does not completely eliminate them. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

Loss of hearing of from 10- 100 decibels can occur depending on the nature of the problem. Some have progressive loss esp elderly. I hope ...Read more


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What could cause sudden hearing loss in a young adult?

What could cause sudden hearing loss in a young adult?

Hearing loss: Hearing loss can be due to wax, otomycosis, otitis media etc. Rarer causes are sudden exposure to loud noises such as gun/ bomb explosions. ...Read more

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Can hearing loss cause depression in a young adult?

Can hearing loss cause depression in a young adult?

Yes: Hearing loss not only means that it is difficult to hear but also that many social interactions become much more complicated. A common result of hearing loss is difficulty maintaining good relations with other people and resulting depression. ...Read more

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Does genetic play a role hearing loss susceptibility to aminoglycosides in children or adults?

Does genetic play a role hearing loss susceptibility to aminoglycosides in children or adults?

Genetic hearing loss: Yes, a genetic mutation in mitochondrial RNA has been shown to predispose individuals to hearing and balance problems when they receive amino glycoside antibiotics. This can happen even at low doses typically acknowledged to minimize the risk of toxicity. At high doses, however, amino glycosides can exhibit toxicity in the ear even in individuals without this mutation. ...Read more

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Ent ? Chronic ear infections for 30 yrs had 2 sets of tubes as a child. Noticing hearing loss right side. Do they have adult tubes?

Ent ?  Chronic ear infections for 30 yrs had 2 sets of tubes as a child. Noticing hearing loss right side. Do they have adult tubes?

Yes, but...: ...They are very unusual. Other interventions are more likely. A cholesteatoma arising from old scars could be t he reason for your hearing loss, so you should consult an ENT asap. ...Read more

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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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What is the term for hearing loss from age?

What is the term for hearing loss from age?

Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis. Most adults over 60 have some hearing loss. The severity and progression of hearing loss depends primarily on lifetime noise exposure and genetic traits. ...Read more

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How do I cope with complete hearing loss?

How do I cope with complete hearing loss?

Depends: If your hearing loss is sudden and recent you need to see an ear doctor immediately. If the loss has been developing gradually, then an evaluation to determine the type and cause should be undertaken. Then, depending on the form of loss and severity you might benefit from hearing aids, a cochlear implant or other interventions to regain sound perception. ...Read more

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What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Temporary hearing loss can be from various causes. E.G. A plugging of the outer ear canal with ear wax can occasionally cause hearing loss. Loud noises and explosions can cause temporay loss and also with firing guns etc. Clogging of the middle ear and eustachen tubes also can give temporary hearing loss. ...Read more

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