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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 do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

By having an exam: An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or finding a way to reverse or slow these loss processes. Quality of life is very valuable and unnecessary decreases are tragic. Find out it there's reason to make improvements. Best! ...Read more

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Progressive hearing loss, constant pain in the ears and doctors don't have a clue. What to do next?

Progressive hearing loss, constant pain in the ears and doctors don't have a clue. What to do next?

Hearing loss: Not sure whether you have seen an ENT surgeon. If you have such symptoms, you may have menier's syndrome, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma - these need to be ruled out. See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Progressive hearing loss after ear infection. How can I prevent this?

Progressive hearing loss after ear infection. How can I prevent this?

Ear tubes: Patients who have an effusion or "fluid" present behind the ear drum for more than 90 days may have permanent damage to the hearing mechanism. For this reason patients who have fluid deep to the ear drum are often given ear tubes. This is a five minute office procedure for adult patients. Topical anesthetic is place on the ear drum, a microscopic cut placed, and a tube inserted in the incision. ...Read more

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How can hearing loss due to age be treated?

How can hearing loss due to age be treated?

Deafness: Anti-aging therapy e.g. Optimum healthy diet, treat nutritional and supplement deficiencies, treat vitamin deficiencies, do not smoke, avoid excess alcohol, avoid recreational drugs, moderate exercise. Lead an optimal healthy lifestyle. Treat any illness. See your physician regularly. ...Read more

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How can you prevent age related hearing loss?

How can you prevent age related hearing loss?

Ear protection: Most hearing loss can be prevented by hearing ear plugs when exposed to loud noises or keeping the volume down while listening to music while wearing headphones. If you cannot carry on a conversation while listening to your earphones, the noise is too loud. Your ears will thank you later. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss with age supposed to be different than vision impairment?

Is hearing loss with age supposed to be different than vision impairment?

May be: Not all elderly either become visually impaired and hearing impaired. It is hard to say which one occurs first. Visual impairment may be more prevalent than hearing loss, i presume. ...Read more

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
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Progressive Hearing Loss (Definition)

Progressive hearing loss is a symptom in which a person's hearing from one or both ears gets worse as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the ...Read more