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Could a 16 year of get deaf from spinal meningitis?

Could a 16 year of get deaf from spinal meningitis?

Possibly: This would be a rare complication of spinal meningitis. However the spinal meninges connect to the brain and therefore meningitis may effect the cranial nerves. ...Read more

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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How can meningitis affect deaf people with cochlear implants?

How can  meningitis affect deaf people with cochlear implants?

Depends: Shouldn't affect the device but they may choose to temporarily remove it to get rid of the infection. ...Read more

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Does hearing loss caused by meningitis continues with the progress of life......

Does hearing loss caused by meningitis continues with the progress of life......

Sometimes: Recent studies suggest that the hearing loss associated with meningitis may progress or fluctuate for the short term before stabilizing - varying between 3 months and 4 years. Beyond this, one can attribute any additional gradual hearing loss to what one would expect as one ages. Hearing acuity will diminish for everyone was we "mature.". ...Read more

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Why can spinal meningitis cause hearing loss?

Why can spinal meningitis cause hearing loss?

Cochlea damage: Sensorineural hearing loss develops during the earliest stages of meningitis. Permanent deafness is rare but 10% of patients have rapidly reversible cochlear dysfunction. This may progress to permanent deafness if not treated promptly. The cochlea is identified as the site of the lesion in both the permanent sensorineural and reversible impairments. ...Read more

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I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child. Doesn't Meningitis cause hearing loss?

I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child.  Doesn't  Meningitis cause hearing loss?

Meningitis : Yes, bacterial meningitis is the most common cause of deafness in children. Viral meningitis usually has no long term effects, except certain viruses such as for example mumps that can cause meningitis/encephalitis and deafness ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis. It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear. Looking for suppliment?

I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis.    It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear.   Looking for suppliment?

Faster recovery: I would recommend to see someone skilled to optimize your recovery. If your primary care does not help, look for functional medicine practitioner in your area . Good luck and speedy recovery. Homeopathy might be also of help. ...Read more

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What is meningitis caused by?

What is meningitis caused by?

Many things: Meningitis can be caused by multiple types of infections, such as viruses, bacteria, etc. if you think you have meningitis, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more