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Is Hereditary Deafness Dominant Or Recessive
How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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