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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more

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Is visual/spatial impairment characteristic of asperger's?

Is visual/spatial impairment characteristic of asperger's?

Not uncommon: Sensory processing issues commonly occur in the autism spectrum disorders, so much so the these problems are now included in the criteria for diagnosis. Visual/ spatial problems can be a form of a sensory processing issue. Get a good evaluation and see an occupational therapist trained in sensory processing conditions. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of hearing aid if a hearing impairment along with dementia?

What is the purpose of hearing aid if a hearing impairment along with dementia?

A dementia patient: Still needs to be able to hear the world around them. We navigate through this world based on the evidence of our senses. Imagine you were not able to hear. How would people be able to assist you. How would you know if someone was warning you of danger. How would someone be able to tell you the date and time? One of the mainstays of working with patients is to keep them involved in today. ...Read more

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What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

What is social profile of person with hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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What is the severity of condition of hearing impairment?

What is the severity of condition of hearing impairment?

It varies: Severity of hearing deficit may vary depending on the condition. Worst of all elderly sustain nerve damage which may result in severe hearing loss resulting in stressful social life. ...Read more

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What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "actual" cognitive impairment (i.e., intellectual deficits). ...Read more

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What type of hearing impairment is age related?

What type of hearing impairment is age related?

Age related hearing: Age related hearing loss is called presbycusis, is slow loss of hearing which happens as people get older.It is most difficult to hear high frequency sounds. ...Read more

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read more

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About early identification of dementia?

About early identification of dementia?

First, it's necessar: To keep an eye on risk factors, like hypertension, alcohol intake, etc. Then regular examinations of memory function. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cortical vision impairments?

What are the symptoms of cortical vision impairments?

Visual field loss: Dysfunction in the cortex either disrupts the visual pathways, blocking that portion of the visual signal--or there can be dysfunction of the actual visual processing portion (occipital lobe). In both cases chunks of vision will be lost . Other cortical problems may disrupt pattern recognition, facial recognition or other higher degree visual interpretation. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sign of dementia?

Is hearing voices a sign of dementia?

Not neccessarily: Hearing voices or auditory hallucinations can be a sign of many ailments(psychotic depression, bipolar, schizophrenia); medical-- brain tumors, epilepsy or any other seizure disorders, brain tumors, deliriums, strokes, and dementia. If hearing voices is a new and unexpected sx, please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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How does memory impairment affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language?

How does memory impairment affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language?

Many ways: Comprehension of verbal language requires that the left temporal language areas are intact. Declarative memory that is not autobiographical or emotional charged requires an intact left temporal lobe (hippocampus and related structures. Language output requires intact left frontal lobe structures. Some memory systems are heavily invested in frontal lone circuitry. I could go on with more space ...Read more

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Is the hearing loss pill helpful for treatment of snhl due to presbycosis?

Is the hearing loss pill helpful for treatment of snhl due to presbycosis?

What pill?: I am pretty up to date on all things going on with ear nose and throat. I know nothing of a "hearing loss pill". If you have information about such a thing i'd be interested in reading about it. As i know however no such thing exists. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis or dementia?

Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis or dementia?

See below: Auditory hallucination or hearing voices is a sign of psychosis that accompany mental illness, e.g. Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar. A person might have a psychotic reaction to some of the medication as well. Dementia might be accompanied by psychosis. If this is a new sx, or if you've already experienced that, but this sx is bothersome, please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

Auditory processing: With this disorder, one is able to hear sound, but once it gets to the brain, it is not interpreted correctly. This disorder is very uncommon. In this disorder the ears are just fine. It is a problem within the brain. It requies specialized therapy for treatment. ...Read more

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Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

See below: It is not a major symptom, but it represents the earliest signs and symptoms of alzheimer's. Loss of smell can be also related to chronic sinusitis and agingl. So please have a geriatrcian to have a full assessment. ...Read more