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How does being deaf affect your social life?

How does being deaf affect your social life?

Many ways: It depends alot on the individual. Hearing loss of any degree can be very isolating. Hearing aids can help hearing loss and sometimes cochlear implants can give hearing to the deaf. In either case, it is difficult to understand others on the phone and in noisy environments, making communication more difficult. Early identification and treatment of deafness/hearing loss helps improve outcomes. ...Read more

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How does having a humourous personality affect your life expectancy?

Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending your own life. I personally prefer to spend time with humerous people! ...Read more

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How does someone's financial situation have the potential to affect their overall mental health?

How does someone's financial situation have the potential to affect their overall mental health?

Stress, Depression..: Self-Esteem...In today's culture so much rides on our financial ability-our own self image, how other's see us, our ability to make ends meet, keep our homes and our lifestyles. The truth is, without money to pay the bills, the physical and mental stress can take an enormous toll, causing anxiety, depression and even lowered immunity to physical ailments.Best measure of wealth:relationships ...Read more

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How does being a police officer affect your emotional and mental health?

Police officers are: exposed to traumatic events on a frequent basis. It is important for them to have opportunuies to process all these traumas. Police departments are aware of this but often do not do enough to help their staff work through these events. ...Read more

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How does social support affect your immunity?

How does social support affect your immunity?

Prevents suppression: Social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment. This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases. ...Read more

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How will my spouse who is now disabled affect our relationship?

How will my spouse who is now disabled affect our relationship?

Depends: Disablility add new issues to any relationship. It will depend on your attitude and their attitude. If you are both in a good, strong and stable marriage, you will find that same bond will continue to see your through. There will be stresses, mis-understandings, demands, and pressures that are new. Talk often, be open, ask questions, seek help continue to care deeply for each other. Vows? ...Read more

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How do social relationships affect your health?

How do social relationships affect your health?

Social relationships: If healthy, social relationships can help you feel safe, loved, and secure. This can be a good foundation for other things you want to do. Unhealthy relationships -- like bullying, abusive, emotional conflict, lying, etc -- can cause upset and disruption of your mood. Your sensitivities can affect your responses to this. It may be healthier to end some relationships than keep them. ...Read more

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How does marriage affect your emotional development?

How does marriage affect your emotional development?

As long as married: Throughout the course of a marriage, or any significant relationship, the emotional development of the individuals is effected. It can be altered for the better or for the worse. Much is dependent on the patterns of communication, role expectations, and rigidity versus flexibility. If you need help, seek guidance from a therapist. ...Read more

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How does feeling sad affect your physical health and social health?

How does feeling sad affect your physical health and social health?

Sad is an emotion: we feel after loss of someone or something meaningful. It's normal to feel sad when a friend has cancer or your old pet dies. No health issue here. Persistent sadness with loss of energy, appetite and motivation along with pessimistic thoughts may indicate depression, a very treatable illness, or other condition. If you're missing work, feel very unhappy or have suicidal thoughts, see a doctor! ...Read more

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How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

Can be fatal.: Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas. See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more

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How does being in prison affect someone's mental health?

How does being in prison affect someone's mental health?

Prison: Prison tends to aggravate mental health conditions, and make them worse. The only thing prison really does is re-traumatize prisoners and make them in to angrier, more resourceful criminals. ...Read more

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How will being diagnosed with megalomania affect my daily life?

Well?: Keep me posted. I'm a board certified psychiatrist. I'm interested in knowing more about how the diagnosis was made. ...Read more

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How does mental health affect your attitude in some instances?

How does mental health affect your attitude in some instances?

many ways: It depends on what's meant by "attitude, " but some common mental health symptoms associated with anxiety (e.g. Worry, irrational fears) and depression (e.g. Hopelessness, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness) can imbue someone's attitude towards life engagements with a negative hue, leading to a tendency to withdraw and/ or perceive other people and certain situations with degrees of negativity. ...Read more

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How does discrimination and stigma affect people with mental illness?

How does discrimination and stigma affect people with mental illness?

It hurts . . .: . . . And it adds additional burden to their lives. It's much the same as it affects the rest of us. For all of us, life is challenging enough without the additional burdens of stigma and discrimination. ...Read more

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How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

How does someone's cultural background affect the likelihood that they will attend health counseling sessions?

Each family imparts: hundreds of basic assumptions about life that follow us throughout life, usually automatically, for better or worse. A healthy, open to experience and growth basic assumption prompts growth-inducing experiences, including health counseling sessions, among zillions of other activities. Cultures are the collected values of the societal units (families) that compose them. ...Read more

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How does junk food affect your social life?

How does junk food affect your social life?

Variable: Depending on your social group and its eating habits, junk food can have variable effects on your social life. If the people around you have no concern for their health, they may not value eating other types of foods and you might be "different" if you were eating more mindfully than others. Junk food can also make you gain weight, which can have other social painful effects such as isolation. ...Read more

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How can positive relationships affect someone's social and physical health?

How can positive relationships affect someone's social and physical health?

For the better: Positive relations and outlook may improve a person's health. It certainly improves a person's well being and has no negative consequences. ...Read more

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How can negative relationships affect someone's social and physical health?

How can negative relationships affect someone's social and physical health?

Get away if you can: During your life, you will meet people who, whatever their intentions, will make it more difficult for you to do the worthwhile things that you want to do. You should not have to accept bullying, ridicule, or even a relationship where there's more criticism than real affection. Physical health effects are hard to quantitate but not escaping will ruin your effectiveness in most areas. ...Read more

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How can malaria affect the sufferer socially?

How can malaria affect the sufferer socially?

Malaria: If one is experiencing severe Malarial symptoms they are too ill to engage in social intercours. ...Read more

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How does being deaf affect your social life?

Many ways: It depends alot on the individual. Hearing loss of any degree can be very isolating. Hearing aids can help hearing loss and sometimes cochlear implants can give hearing to the deaf. In either case, it is difficult to understand others on the phone and in noisy environments, making communication more difficult. Early identification and treatment of deafness/hearing loss helps improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Which diseases can cause you to go deaf early in life?

Which diseases can cause you to go deaf early in life?

Several: There are several ear diseases that can result in profound deafness. These include viral infections of the inner ear; very severe middle ear infections that traverse the windows leading to inner ear infection; sudden sensori-neural hearing loss; autoimmune inner ear disease; meningitis. These may all occur within the first decade of life. ...Read more

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How does deafness affect a person's life?

How does deafness affect a person's life?

Deafness: Hello. You pose a very interesting question. The best way to answer your question is to try to describe sensory loss. Imagine being blind. It would be a devastating occurrence however like a deaf person, you would adjust and acclimate. Fortunately there are surgical procedures now that can help restore hearing. Such as cochlear implants. This gives hope to those with hearing loss. ...Read more

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All my life I always had ear problems.Now I use a q tip .And went deaf. What can I do?

All my life I always had ear problems.Now I use a q tip .And went deaf. What can I do?

Ear Wax: When using a qtip you are packing the ear wax just like the soldiers did when packing their muskets with powder! you likely just have ear wax packed in your ear totally blocking the ear canal and hearing. See your pcp and get him to remove the wax safely. Probably like magic your hearing is back. A drop of olive oil in each ear at night will prevent another build up of wax. No qtips please. ...Read more

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What are 6 ways a bionic ear (cochlear implant) can improve a deaf persons quality of life?

What are 6 ways a bionic ear (cochlear implant) can improve a deaf persons quality of life?

Why 6 ways?: A cochlear implant is a device that is most often implanted when a person has bilateral profound or complete hearing loss. The quality of life that will be improved with a successful outcome, is that you will hear and understand language. It is not bionic, but a magnetic device connected to the inner ear via a wire. Sound energy will convert the inner ear via the wire to electrical impulses. ...Read more

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Why aren't deaf people allowed to join the military?

Medical standards: Being unable to hear can be a matter of life and death in some environments. ...Read more

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You name Mayra deaf yes ok ?

Question?: Please restate your question. I do not understand what you are asking. ...Read more

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What causes someone to go deaf?

What causes someone to go deaf?

SEVERAL MECHANISMS: These days, loud noises from rock concerts, head phones, loud music in the home. But as we age, our hearing does deteriorate, and we loss high frequencies first. There are also episodes of trauma, Meniere's and other diseases which can eventuate in deafness. ...Read more

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Can you go deaf from loud music?

Can you go deaf from loud music?

Not completely: Loud music may cause permanent high frequency hearing loss but almost never produces total deafness. Your question begs the following answer. Many young people are developing permanent high frequency hearing losses because of rock concerts, ear phone music if the volume is too high. A good idea is "turn it to the left" which means turn the volume down. More young people are losing hearing. ...Read more

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Can i become deaf from this cold?

Can i become deaf from this cold?

No: A respiratory tract infection (ie common cold) can cause a temporary reduction in your hearing but you should not suffer a permanent loss from it. ...Read more

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What makes makes someone to be deaf?

What makes makes someone to be deaf?

Many causes: Many causes. Most common causes in adults would be ear wax, trauma, aging and loud noises (acute or cumulative. See ENT doc for exam/opinion. ...Read more

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What medicines can make you go deaf?

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What medicines can make you go deaf?

Med's causing deaf: Some Chemotherapy drugs & Gentamicin antibiotic, very high doses of Aspirin, loop diuretics, anti malarial drugs ...Read more

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Is it possible to go deaf at a random time?

Is it possible to go deaf at a random time?

Yes: An autoimmune disorder can cause deafness although this is a rare cause. Certain medications have also caused deafness through toxicity. These situations show more rapid onset deafness rather than the more common gradually developing hearing loss which may be genetic or degenerative. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to suddenly go deaf?

What could cause someone to suddenly go deaf?

Most often wax: Fortunately, the most often reason is wax. People have a near complete blockage and can hear ok, when it becomes complete they feel "deaf." if not wax it can be middle ear fluid and rarely a viral illness that truly causes deafness. The key is is to see an ENT doctor right away as viral sudden deafness needs to be treated within 72 hours to have the best chance of recovery. ...Read more

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How can I feel from being ignored as a deaf person?

How can I feel from being ignored as a deaf person?

Deafness: This is a very painful situation and reqires help usually with a competant psychologist to help you feel better. Also support groups are helpful. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to be born deaf but look normal?

What causes a baby to be born deaf but look normal?

What?: There is absolutely no reason why a deaf child should look any different than a non deaf child. ...Read more

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How long after going deaf will your speech be affected?

It varies: If you become totally deaf your articulation of different sounds will eventually change as you will not be able to monitor yourself. If you are young when you become deaf these changes will be more rapid than if you are older. ...Read more

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If a child is born completely deaf, how much will he develop?

If a child is born completely deaf, how much will he develop?

Depends on type: There are alot of genetic causes and environmental causes of deafness, most will only affect the hearing which can be overcome with proper schooling and teaching, every child is now tested at birth so early intervention gives better outcomes now. ...Read more

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Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more