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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Occasional hearing loss possible?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Occasional hearing loss possible?

Yes: Occ hearing loss can occur when you have wax build up or a perforated ear drum and when you have a common cold. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect ...Read more


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Causes of mild hearing loss in newborn?

Causes of mild hearing loss in newborn?

Hearing loss: There may be debris in the baby's ears after the birthing process. The child should be retested at 4-6 weeks of age. ...Read more

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Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus.. But i'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?

Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus.. But i'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?

Neuroma: Yes. But they are quite uncommon, occurring between 1 and 3 people per 100, 000 in the general population. Also less likely if the hearing loss and tinnitus are in both ears. ...Read more

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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more

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Muffled feeling in left ear suddenly with some hearing loss. Is this permanent?

Muffled feeling in left ear suddenly with some hearing loss. Is this permanent?

Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason? Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read more

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Common cause for sudden drastic blurring of vision in both eyes, onset of dizziness with nausea, headaches, ringing ear in a 62 yo diabetic male?

Common cause for sudden drastic blurring of vision in both eyes, onset of dizziness with nausea, headaches, ringing ear in a 62 yo diabetic male?

Acute stroke: B"sd serious buisness. First thing to think about is a brainstem stroke with is a minutes count emergency. Other possiblity would be labyrinthitis, which can be very symptomatic with vertigo, nausea and vomiting. Would the presume that the patient is already under emergency care and IS getting better ...Read more

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read more

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Severe ear pain day 6 post-tonsillectomy 4 past 2 days. Also noticing mild hearing loss. Is hearing loss common after tonsillectomy?

Severe ear pain day 6 post-tonsillectomy 4 past 2 days. Also noticing mild hearing loss. Is hearing loss common after tonsillectomy?

Very normal: Ear pain after tonsillectomy is totally normal. Usually peaks between days 3-6 after surgery. Hearing loss is probably related to swollen eustachian tube also normal. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more

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Is occasional tinnitus concerning?

Is occasional tinnitus concerning?

Tinnitus: As long as it does not bother you too much, I am not worried. If it becomes constant and/or one-sided, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Child suffers sudden short of hearing in one ear after a cold?

Child suffers sudden short of hearing in one ear after a cold?

Very common: This is because fluid has likely built up in that middle ear area and it's like trying to hear underwater. First, be patient - these almost always clear on their own. If old enough, have child chew gum, "pop" ears like you do on a plane, eat gummy bears. If pain develops, then need to see doc, otherwise try to wait it out a bit over next couple of weeks and see if hearing returns. ...Read more

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Had ear infections continuously for past 8months,atm random onset of severe nausea,partial loss of hearing in one ear,dizzy,shaking,ear feels full?

Had ear infections continuously for past 8months,atm random onset of severe nausea,partial loss of hearing in one ear,dizzy,shaking,ear feels full?

May be Meniere's: What you describe sounds like it may be Meniere's disease. Patients with Menieres' typically have periods of ear fullness and hearing loss in one ear, tinnitus, and bouts of vertigo and nausea which may last several hours. You should have this evaluated by an ENT MD. In the meantime, limit your dietary sodium as this frequently contributes to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read more

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Why aren't deaf people allowed to join the military?

Medical standards: Being unable to hear can be a matter of life and death in some environments. ...Read more

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What causes deafness?

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What causes deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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What could cause deafness?

What could cause deafness?

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

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of deafness?

What are symptoms of deafness?

Deafness: Deafness is a disabilty due to partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears. ...Read more

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How does one cope with deafness?

How does one cope with deafness?

Surround yourself...: with kindness: "KIndness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read." Mark Twain ...Read more

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How can one cure sudden deafness?

How can one cure sudden deafness?

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 more

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Are there different kinds of deafness?

Yes: Conductive hearing loss is loss in the ear canal, eardrum, or middle ear bones; sensorineural loss is loss in the inner ear or auditory nerve; both can be present in mixed loss. ...Read more

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How does deafness affect a person's life?

How does deafness affect a person's life?

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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Can you give a deaf person your hearing ?

Can you give a deaf person your hearing ?

Unfortunately no: Unlike donating a kidney to help someone, you cannot donate your hearing to a deaf person. ...Read more

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Can two deaf people have hearing children?

Can two deaf people have hearing children?

Usually they have : Yes. Most deaf parents have hearing children but there are records of hereditary deafness. These are multigenerational deaf families that marry other deaf mates. Deafness in this kind of situation may occur. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deafness in boomers?

What are the causes of deafness in boomers?

Hearing loss: The most likely cause is loud noise exposure. Either work related or socially (walkman, studio 54 etc...). We also live in a more noise polluted environment and our ears are essentially over worked. ...Read more

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From what ilness will you go blind and deaf?

From what ilness will you go blind and deaf?

Usher's syndrome: There are traumatic and infectious diseases that can cause deafness and blindness simultaneously. Usher's syndrome is an inherited condition with a combination of retinitis pigmentosa and deafness both of which develop over time. ...Read more

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What could cause suddenly deaf except pendred?

What could cause suddenly deaf except pendred?

Many possibilities: Hearing loss of pendred syndrom is usually present from birth. Causes for sudden hearing loss are vascular, viral and inflammatory. The patient needs a stat audio and appt with ENT specialist for eval and treatment to see if the hearing can be saved. ...Read more

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From which sickness will you go blind and deaf?

From which sickness will you go blind and deaf?

Several: The most notable is Usher's syndrome which is inherited and causes both conditions. Some viral illnesses like measles can do this and some uncommon strokes can also do this. ...Read more

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Will two deaf people have a deaf or hearing child?

Will two deaf people have a deaf or hearing child?

Best answer: People become deaf for variety of reasons. Definitely no impact if it was caused by accident. Even if both are deaf for the same genetic reason , you could still have a hearing child.93% of deaf children are born into hearing families;only 7%are born into deaf families. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is deafness or partial deafness?

What kind of condition is deafness or partial deafness?

Lack of hearing: Deafness is the term applied to the total or partial inability to perceive sound. ...Read more

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Can tone deaf people be treated and cured..? If yes, how..?

Can tone deaf people be treated and cured..? If yes, how..?

Take music lessons: Education would be the key. Learn to play an instrument and learn to read music. In some cases i'm sure there could be a type of dyslexia or true inability to hear or understand the differences in pitch, but in many cases the problems can be significantly improved. ...Read more