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Dr. Gutti Rao
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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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Hi what medecine is good for hearing loss?

Hi what medecine is good for hearing loss?

Depends: This is a difficult question to answer. Some hearing loss is due to damage to the inner ear and there is no good medical treatment. Other hearing loss is due to obstruction of the ear canal, damage to the eardrum or middle ear and there can be medical or surgical treatments for this. You need to see an ENT doctor and have an exam and hearing test. There may be some help for you. ...Read more

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Does renerve plus tablet useful for sensineural hearing loss?? What are the uses of this medicine?? Help please Doctor...

Does renerve plus tablet useful for sensineural hearing loss?? What are the uses of this medicine?? Help please Doctor...

No proof: As a dietary supplement, there is no proof of benefit/effectiveness, much less safety. When it comes to hearing loss, go see your Family Doc. ...Read more

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I am 21 and I was having my medicine for acidity (omozor-dm) which caused dizziness and sudden 35db hearing loss in right ear, is it reversible or not?

I am 21 and I was having my medicine for acidity (omozor-dm) which caused dizziness and sudden 35db hearing loss in right ear, is it reversible or not?

See ENT: I am not familiar with the medication named, but am unaware of any side effects of acid-reducing medications causing sudden hearing loss and dizziness. This likely represents a separate condition, possibly labyrinthitis, and should be worked up by your local ear nose and throat doctor if it hasn't already. ...Read more

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Infection- ear canal. Prescribed NeomycinPolymyxinDex. Been taking properly for 4 days; hearing got worse. True that this drug can cause hearing loss?

Infection- ear canal. Prescribed NeomycinPolymyxinDex. Been taking properly for 4 days; hearing got worse. True that this drug can cause hearing loss?

Unlikely: No, it's unlikely that this drug will cause hearing loss. If you had a hole in the ear drum then the solution (not the suspension) could cause some issues but that's incredibly rare. The decreased hearing is likely from the buildup of pus and wax in the ear canal. You can do a gentle irrigation to get some of that out. ...Read more

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What can cause my 7 year old girl to have hearing loss she had it in left ear dr gave her medicine its getting better but now her right ear has it?

What can cause my 7 year old girl to have hearing loss she had it in left ear dr gave her medicine its getting better but now her right ear has it?

Likely otitis media: Otitis media is a condition typically characterized by the buildup of fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear space. This condition is quite common in children, with decreasing incidence as eustachian tube function improves with increasing age. If your child had a cold, it's quite possible for her to have one ear affected followed by the other. See ENT if symptoms persist or recur. ...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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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of hearing loss?

What are signs of hearing loss?

Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Can hearing loss change with age?

Can hearing loss change with age?

Yes: Naturally one loses some hearing with the aging process. ...Read more

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How could you fake a hearing loss?

How could you fake a hearing loss?

Malingering: Faking medical symptoms for some sort of gain is known as malingering. Most doctors would not want to support that effort. ...Read more

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Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

No: As annoying as it might be, I have not heard or read hearing loss that resulted from barking of a dog. ...Read more

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What is noise induced hearing loss?

What is noise induced hearing loss?

Like it sounds: Hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, assessed by both intensity and duration of exposure, is defined as noise induced. It may be noise in a workplace, military service, recreational, etc. In some cases, it may not be permanent. ...Read more

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How to cope with total hearing loss?

Coclear implant: If both ears are severely deafened, a cochlear implant can restore your hearing. If one ear is totally lost and the contra lateral ear is within normal limits, a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) can also be considered. ...Read more

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How can I cure partial hearing loss?

How can I cure partial hearing loss?

Hearing loss: First we need to find out what is the cause of this loss of hearing. Some are curable such as wax, fur uncle, osteomas, ear drum perforations etc. Some like sensorineural hearing loss cannot be cured but can be helped. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hearing loss?

Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden hearing loss?

What would cause sudden hearing loss?

May be simple: May be related to something as simple as ear wax impact ion. See your doctor. ...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?

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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How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts electrical activity. If the electrical activity is intense or prolonged... It can damage the neural mechanisms of the inner ear. It is similar to any nerve damage that can happen with any other nerve of the body if it is injured. ...Read more

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Is an 80- percent hearing loss severe?

Is an 80- percent hearing loss severe?

Absolutely: I would consider that any hearing loss greater then 60% is severe. ...Read more

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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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Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

Many possibilities: Common innocuous causes are wax, ear fluid/infection, etc. Relatively emergent causes would be either viral or ischemic (loss of blood flow to inner ear). Unfortunately, it is difficult to distinguish for the patient what the cause of their loss may be, so the prudent thing to do is see an ENT immediately if your primary md doesn't seen an obvious cause. Early treatment may improve recovery. ...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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What can be causing hearing loss&vision?

Ophthalmology Exam: You need a complete eye exam from an ophthalmologist / neurophthalmologist in your area. ...Read more

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How do I cope with complete hearing loss?

How do I cope with complete hearing loss?

Depends: If your hearing loss is sudden and recent you need to see an ear doctor immediately. If the loss has been developing gradually, then an evaluation to determine the type and cause should be undertaken. Then, depending on the form of loss and severity you might benefit from hearing aids, a cochlear implant or other interventions to regain sound perception. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of hearing loss?

Too numerous: The major causes of hearing loss in childhood are genetic, infection, and trauma. In adults, the major causes are age, noise, head injury, genetics, various antibiotics and also impacted wax. A total list of causes of hearing loss would be too large to mention in this limited space. But I think these are the most common causes. ...Read more

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How severe is an 80 percent hearing loss?

Quite severe: Nerve deafness or conductive deafness with a 80% loss of hearing is quit severe. ...Read more

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What age does hearing loss usually start?

What age does hearing loss usually start?

Hearing loss: There is no such thing as hearing loss starting at a certain age. Even elderly may not have any loss of hearing. ...Read more

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Could you lose balance from hearing loss?

Could you lose balance from hearing loss?

No: Hearing loss is the result of either disorders of the middle ear or the inner ear. The balance mechanism is different. Although balance disorders can be associated with a hearing loss such as Meniere's disease, the hearing loss does not directly cause the balance disorder. The cochlea (hearing organ) and the vestibule (organ of balance) are2 separate anatomical organs. ...Read more

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What is the term for hearing loss from age?

Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis. Most adults over 60 have some hearing loss. The severity and progression of hearing loss depends primarily on lifetime noise exposure and genetic traits. ...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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What are the risk factors for Hearing loss?

Many: Risk factors for hearing loss include aging, genetics (family history), noise exposure, infections, some drugs (medications), and some illnesses. ...Read more

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Is it easy to communicate with hearing loss?

Is it easy to communicate with hearing loss?

It takes effort: Provided that you don't want to use a hearing aid, there are options. 1. Face the person and talk while eliminating any background or competing noise. 2. Learn to read lips to help "fill in the blanks." 3. Most phones have volume controls and you can turn these up. 4. Use personal earphones when watching tv. 5. Electronic stores sell cheap alternatives to hearing aids. ...Read more

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How can fainting be related to hearing loss?

Fainting: If cerebral blood flow drops the brain functions begin to drop off, hearing is one of them. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to cure hearing-loss?

Are there any exercises to cure hearing-loss?

None, that: I am aware of from an orthopedic/ sports medicine point of view. However, I would make an appointment w/ an ENT physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some exercises to cure hearing-loss?

No such thing: If you have hearing loss, seek out assistance of otolaryngologist and clarify causation, as at your age, there may be reversibility, such as ear wax blocking external auditory canal. ...Read more

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Why can hearing loss never be fully restored?

Actually, it can be: In some cases, full restoration of hearing is possible, but you are right in that it often can not be "fully" restored. If the nerves that carry sound from the ear to the brain are damaged, we do not have the ability to fix that, although progress is being made on new technologies, including cochlear transplants. If it is damage to the little bones in the ear, hearing can be greatly improved. ...Read more