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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)

Loss of hearing of from 10- 100 decibels can occur depending on the nature of the problem. Some have progressive loss esp elderly. I hope ...Read more


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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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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 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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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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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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I went to a concert last night that was really loud. I felt deaf for a while but got better. Today i'm still feeling slightly deaf, is this permanent?

I went to a concert last night that was really loud. I felt deaf for a while but got better. Today i'm still feeling slightly deaf, is this permanent?

Acoustic trauma: Exposure to loud noise can damage hearing. What you are experiencing now is most probably not permanent. But do be cautious in the future and use some form of hearing protection if you go to another loud concert. ...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