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How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal ?

How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal
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Genetics: The hearing deficit in hereditary hearing impairment (hhi) may be present at birth (congenital), progressive from birth, or it may develop when the child is older. Approximately 80 percent of cases of hhi are inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, 15 percent are autosomal dominant, 2 percent are x-linked (mainly recessive), and 1 percent are mitochondrial. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more


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Is tinnitus hereditary? What about deafness?

Is tinnitus hereditary? What about deafness?

Can be: There are several inheritable syndromes of both tinnitus and deafness. ...Read more

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Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness) ?

Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss  which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness) ?

Scam: Leeches have been used experimentally for skin ulcers, but the crazy stuff that's being endorsed by celebrities nowadays (putting them on acupuncture points, using them with castor oil massages, and so forth) is just silly. They'll target hereditary hearing loss because you may be desperate, real science has little to offer, and wishful thinking makes people say it seems to be working. Good luck. ...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 medicines can make you go deaf?

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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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

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What happens if someone becomes deaf (not born), would their speech become impeded?

What happens if someone becomes deaf (not born), would their speech become impeded?

Depends: depends on the timing of the hearing loss if prelingual (before learning to speak) then speech may be difficult to learn ...Read more

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What causes deafness?

What causes deafness?

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

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What could cause deafness?

What could cause deafness?

3 major causes: Deafness is a result of irreversible damage to the ear. Most common is damage from loud noises. Excessive noise will kill ear cells. Next is infection of the inner ear. Viruses, especially cmv, and forms of meningitis kill off ear cells. Tumors of the ear nerve (acoustic neuromas) cause progressive deafness. Rare genetic conditions can result in deafness. ...Read more

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

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

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What are symptoms of deafness?

What are symptoms of deafness?

Deafness: Deafness is a disabilty due to partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears. ...Read more

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How does one cope with deafness?

Surround yourself...: with kindness: "KIndness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read." Mark Twain ...Read more

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How can one cure sudden deafness?

How can one cure sudden deafness?

Emergently, if at al: Sudden loss of hearing is considered a medical emergency. If the hearing loss is nerve hearing loss, and not due to fluid behind the ear drum, the most common treatment is high dose steroids, usually orally, if this fails, we will frequently inject steroids through a numbed ear drum. If the hearing loss is severe this might not have much effect. Fluid behind ear drum needs time, or a tube. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of deafness?

Yes: Conductive hearing loss is loss in the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear bones; sensorineural loss is loss in the inner ear or auditory nerve; both can be present in mixed loss. ...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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Can you give a deaf person your hearing ?

Can you give a deaf person your hearing ?

Unfortunately no: Unlike donating a kidney to help someone, you cannot donate your hearing to a deaf person. ...Read more