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Doctor insights on: Progressive Hearing Loss

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
19 doctors shared insights

Progressive Hearing Loss (Overview)

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 cause of the problem.


Dr. Nader Kalantar
19 doctors shared insights

Progressive Hearing Loss (Overview)

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 cause of the problem.


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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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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
Yearly
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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
Once
Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
827 doctors shared insights

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