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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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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

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 ...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 to handle hearing loss?

How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of hearing loss ?

What are signs of hearing loss ?

Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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