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Dr. Norman Harris
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Hearing Problems In Children (Overview)

Hearing problems in kids can have 2 main categories of causes. There can be a problem with the ears and difficulty hearing, or there can be brain problems where you can't process or understand what you hear. Either can be considered hearing problems and both need thorough evaluation to figure out what's going on...


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What can cause intermittent hearing problems?

What can cause intermittent hearing problems?

3 things: There are three entities that quickly come to mind when only intermittent hearing loss are considered. 1.) impacted wax in the ear canal, 2.) middle ear fluid that comes and goes, and 3.) an entity called cochlear hydrops, an early form of Meniere's disease before vertigo and tinnitus occurs. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Harris
8 Doctors shared insights

Hearing Problems In Children (Overview)

Hearing problems in kids can have 2 main categories of causes. There can be a problem with the ears and difficulty hearing, or there can be brain problems where you can't process or understand what you hear. Either can be considered hearing problems and both need thorough evaluation to figure out what's going on...


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Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?

Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?

Transmission of an: Active HSV 2 infection during vaginal delivery leads to neonatal herpes encephalitis, not isolated mild hearing loss. Last case I saw was in 1976, thank God. Stop beating yourself up. There are over 200 genetic causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Chronic middle ear fluid can cause conductive hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss impacts academics. Ask child's doctors what, why, how & what to do ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter has leukodystrophy. She has hearing problems. Is there any therapy, medicine or treatment?

My 3 yr old daughter has leukodystrophy. She has hearing problems. Is there any therapy, medicine or treatment?

Genetics: There are several different leukodystrophies. Some have treatment options. Not knowing which she has, I would recommend you discuss this with the subspecialist who takes care of your daughter. Please see this website: http://www. Leukofoundation. Com/faq. Html. ...Read more

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Hearing problems from ear wax excess? How to rid wax at home?

Hearing problems from ear wax excess? How to rid wax at home?

Hydrogen peroxide: At home, never use q-tips. Try using hydrogen peroxide 3% (a dropper full) 4 times a day for a week. If that does not help, see an ENT doctor for proper irrigation particularly if you have impacted wax. ...Read more

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Since I was 5 I have had hearing problems. Now I'm 23 can't hardly hear feels like blockage. Ears hurt, and can't sit through fireworks. Please help!?

Since I was 5 I have had hearing problems. Now I'm 23 can't hardly hear feels like blockage. Ears hurt, and can't sit through fireworks. Please help!?

Need full evaluation: A person with hearing problems since age 5 years will have had evaluations by her pediatrician or primary care doctor, been referred to an audiologist for complete testing, and been seen by an ENT doctor to find out if there is any correctable disorder causing the hearing problems. If these things have not been done, she should write down her story and take it to her primary care doctor to start. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hearing problems in children?

What is the definition or description of: Hearing problems in children?

Can't hear right: Hearing problems in kids can have 2 main categories of causes. There can be a problem with the ears and difficulty hearing, or there can be brain problems where you can't process or understand what you hear. Either can be considered hearing problems and both need thorough evaluation to figure out what's going on... ...Read more

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Ndrit is almost 5y and can say only 100 words. He uses both hands same. Not diagnosed with autism. Mentally and physically is ok without hearing problems. Plays with children and is very friendly. Why isn't he talking yet?

Ndrit is almost 5y and can say only 100 words. He uses both hands same. Not diagnosed with autism. Mentally and physically is ok without hearing problems. Plays with children and is very friendly. Why isn't he talking yet?

Hard to say: This is something that a developmental pediatrician and/or a speech and language specialist should evaluate. In the US this is routinely done as part of the "Chile Find" program operated by public schools for kids as young as 3. ...Read more

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What can I do for hearing problems?

What can I do for hearing problems?

See ENT doctor: Hearing loss can be caused by many different things. See ENT doctor and have hearing test by audiologist to determine cause? Which will dictate treatment. ...Read more

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I would like help with my hearing problems?

I would like help with my hearing problems?

See a specialist: Without more specific information about the nature of your problem, it's hard to make recommendations. I suggest you see an ENT doctor and have a hearing test and have your ears examined. Then, specific recommendations can be made ...Read more

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What can cause intermittent hearing problems?

3 things: There are three entities that quickly come to mind when only intermittent hearing loss are considered. 1.) impacted wax in the ear canal, 2.) middle ear fluid that comes and goes, and 3.) an entity called cochlear hydrops, an early form of Meniere's disease before vertigo and tinnitus occurs. ...Read more

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What substitute for hearing problems is the best?

What substitute for hearing problems is the best?

Depends on type: If it is conductive then could be from fluid or immobile hearing bones or perforated drum so surgery could help. If nerve loss then hearing aid. ...Read more

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At what age do people start having hearing problems?

At what age do people start having hearing problems?

When do they start: If you are in a rock band or work around load noices they can start when you are young. Generally around middle age. ...Read more

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Hearing problems, does anyone have any what are good home remediesthat would help?

Hearing problems, does anyone have any what are good home remediesthat would help?

Get a diagnosis: Before seeking home remedies, you need to know what kind of hearing problem you have. There is almost no chance of any vitamin or home concoction helping with mot kinds. Please seen an ENT and get a hearing test so that you can get some sound advice which will be tailored to your specific case. ...Read more

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How you screen for hearing problems?

Hearing test: The only reliable way to screen for hearing loss is to get a hearing test (auidiogram). Your primary care doctor may be able to do this. You can also see an audiologist or an ent. ...Read more

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Hearing problems. At what age do I need aids?

Hearing problems. At what age do I need aids?

Any age: Many people have difficulty hearing as they age, but if hearing aids can help you hear, you're never too young to get them. ...Read more

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Do people with hearing problems usually end up feeling loneliness at later in life?

Do people with hearing problems usually end up feeling loneliness at later in life?

Not necessarily: It is depressing losing one of your special senses such as hearing. Elderly are prone to feel lonely due to lack of support from thierry loved ones, or loss of spouse. But if they have a hearing aid, and good support from family members, they should do well. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for doctors to be unsure whether or not a child has hearing problems?

Can it be possible for doctors to be unsure whether or not a child has hearing problems?

Yes: Depending on the age of your child, there are different causes of hearing loss and different tests that can be done. A standard hearing test may not pick up all types of hearing problems. An ENT specialist, specifically an otologist could be of assistance. ...Read more

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Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

No: Never say never, but ear wax impaction does not cause permanent hearing loss - only temporary loss until the wax is removed. ...Read more

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Could you teeth cause hearing problems?

No: But tooth infection or TMJ problems can, . ...Read more

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Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

Complications: Hearing problems can be associated with adenotonsillectomy. Infection can set in causing matoiditis or periostis. Perforated tm can happen or irritation to the facial or auditory nerve. Visual problems this practitioner is not familiar with. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems?

Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems?

Maybe: It is possible that valerian root could help, because it has a weak valium-type compound. However, herbal supplements are virtually unregulated, so it's always a crap shoot as to exactly how much of the various compounds are in a given pill. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on aspirin; how likely is he likely to have permanent hearing problems?

My friend overdosed on aspirin; how likely is he likely to have permanent hearing problems?

Depends: Depends on how much Aspirin was taken. If the dose of Aspirin was not extremely large, hearing should recover. ...Read more

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I have hearing problems & severe headache after lumbar puncture 3 days ago, what to do?

I have hearing problems & severe headache after lumbar puncture 3 days ago, what to do?

Contact: Contact the doctor that did the lumbar puncture and ask about analgesics or a blood patch. If you have symptoms other than a headache ask to be seen today or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Hearing problems & severe headache after lumbar puncture 3 days ago, should I be concerned?

Hearing problems & severe headache after lumbar puncture 3 days ago, should I be concerned?

Lumbar puncture: A severe headache after a lumbar puncture is not uncommon and in most cases resolves on its own. If the headache persists more than a week you will need to see the person who did it for further evaluation. Hearing issues after a lumbar puncture are not at all a common problem, if it persists you might need to see a hearing specialist. ...Read more