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Is hearing loss/ringing in the ears typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Is hearing loss/ringing in the ears typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

No: Stickler syndrome, which has some features similar to those in marfan syndrome, is due to a different mutation. Stickler syndrome can be associated with hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by defects in a protein called fibrillin that, along with collagen, provides most of the structural support of our tissues. Individuals with Marfan's are often tall, lanky, have long arm spans, and are hyperflexible. The most serious complication of Marfan's is caused by defects in the wall of the aorta, the large blood vessel that leaves the heart and supplies the ...Read more


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What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?

50 % have it.: 50% of treacher collins patients have hearing loss. Usually due to malformations of the external ear or ear canal. Can be improved with reconstructive surgery. See a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Mom diag with siadh and has hearing loss. Shes 85. Both my sis and I have hearing loss. I have hematuria as well. Could we all have alport syndrome?

Mom diag with siadh and has hearing loss. Shes 85. Both my sis and I have hearing loss. I have hematuria as well. Could we all have alport syndrome?

Alport's?: The is answer is you may have alport's syndrome (a). You will need to have a hearing and eye examination, urine analysis, renal ultrasound, possibly genetic testing and a skin and kidney biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. For more information, go to this link: https://www.Alportsyndrome.Org/what-is-alport-syndrome/alport-syndrome-diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more

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What are some names for hearing loss?

What are some names for hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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What might lead to this hearing loss?

What might lead to this hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Yes: You could have a temporary decrease in your hearing related to congestion with increased ear pressure - or fluid in your ears. ...Read more

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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

Depends on the type: Hearing loss can occur from mechanical or nerve problems. A wax impaction, fluid in the middle ear or severe pressure changes in the middle ear can all cause sudden hearing change. Viral inflammation of the hearing nerve or blocked vessels supplying the nerves of hearing can also cause a sudden change in acuity. You should see a doctor and get a hearing test. In nerve changes, time is important. ...Read more

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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