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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

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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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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