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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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