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Causes of infant hearing loss?

Causes of infant hearing loss?

Causes of prelingual: hearing loss: : (1) > 50% genetic, 50% of these from mutations of GJB2 genes that code for connexin proteins, carried by 1:33 people. Babies who inherit it from both parents have deafness. (2) syndromes, inherited or new mutations (3) intrauterine infections, mainly cytomegalovirus (3) postnatal infections, mainly bacterial meningitis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1434/?report=reader. ...Read more

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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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What leads to infant hearing loss?

What leads to infant hearing loss?

Infant hearing: An infant may have a hearing deficit due to a number of conditions. These include abnormal development of the ear drum or canal, abnormal brain development and nervous system, infections such as meningitis. In most states a hearing test is conducted prior to discharge of an infant after birth. Prmg (peds md) can review records at 858 259 9689, at no personal cost only billed to insurance w/card. ...Read more

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What are child's symptoms of mild hearing loss?

What are child's symptoms of mild hearing loss?

Hearing loss in kids: Symptoms of hearing loss in children is highly dependant on their age. Infants with hearing loss may not startle at loud sounds, turn their head to mother's voice or not make coo sounds. Older children may have delayed speech development, seem to be ignoring you, perform poorly in school or have behavioral problems. ...Read more

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My child was diagnosed with hearing loss. What do I do next?

My child was diagnosed with hearing loss.  What do I do next?

See an ENT: There are many causes of hearing loss. See http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php an ENT specialist is the best physician to diagnose hearing loss and explain the treatment options. ...Read more

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Can hearing loss in a child cause him to have behavorial problems?

Can hearing loss in a child cause him to have behavorial problems?

Absolutely!: Imagine not understanding or comprehending the world around you and everyone expecting you to understand. Kids become frustrated and may act out. Children who are affected by hearing loss need great support and a team of people that will help them untangle the gibberish they hear. Ent, otologists, speech therapists etc. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my child was diagnosed with profound hearing loss, what do I do?

Should i be concerned if my child was diagnosed with profound hearing loss, what do I do?

Absolutely: Profound hearing loss means inability to hear all but the loudest sounds and inability to discriminate sounds. In other words, can't hear, can't understand and can't learn to speak. Your child needs an otologic evaluation and recommendation for hearing restoration, including hearing aids, bone aids or cochlear implants.. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

How do I know if my baby has hearing loss?

Hearing test: If your baby was born in south carolina a hearing test was done before they left the hospital. You should be able to tell if your baby turns towards noises or is startled by a loud noise. If not, talk to your doctor about having their hearing retested. ...Read more

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Hearing loss in a young child, how to help her?

Hearing loss in a young child, how to help her?

Get hearing test: Make sure you have a good hearing test. Then see an ENT to see if anything can be done. Depending on the loss, may need hearing aids or other devices. ...Read more

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How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

Hearing loss: Hearing is the most important sensory function necessary for speech development. If an infant cannot hear, he/she likely may become a deaf mute. It is important the baby needs full otological evaluation to correct the hearing loss. The earlier the detection the better for the baby. ...Read more

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What is otosclerosis-conductive hearing loss in child?

What is otosclerosis-conductive hearing loss in child?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is where the third ear bone or stapes becomes fixed, unable to vibrate and transmit sound energy to the inner ear. More common in adults though it can be found in children. ...Read more

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If a baby has mild hearing loss, should he be tested for HSV 2?

If a baby has mild hearing loss, should he be tested for HSV 2?

Probably not: Hearing defect in infant is more often associated with CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection or craniofacial deformity. ...Read more

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I have a little hearing loss, I am trying to conceive, what can I do to keep my hearing from worsening? And not passing it my baby?

I have  a little hearing loss, I am trying to conceive, what can I do to keep my hearing from worsening? And not passing it my baby?

Transmitting hearing: loss to a baby can occur with HCMV and other "torch infections" (you have to have the infection yourself though) Autosomal dominant congenital hearing loss is transmitted to all offspring (but may have variable expression). Recessive inheritance requires both parents have the gene. There are over 300 causes for inherited deafness. I suggest you see a specialist who can determine your type. ...Read more

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Can a child have hearing loss but not HSV 2 from a mother that has HSV 2?

Can a child have hearing loss but not HSV 2 from a mother that has HSV 2?

Yes: If the mother's hsv is inactive, she may never pass it to her baby.Some viral shedding is possible and may infect a baby in the first weeks, but most don't. Mild hearing loss could be transient fluid buildup in the middle ears. It can be a genetic issue or another virus called cmv. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. My child has complained of suddenly hearing loss, some time he could not understand word.dr advise hearing aid after test . Please help me.

Hi doctor. My child has complained of suddenly hearing loss, some time he could not understand word.dr advise hearing aid after test . Please help me.

Sudden hearing loss: sudden hearing loss is a abrupt loss of hearing of 30 decibels or more over at least 3 frequencies on the hearing test. Acute hearing loss can be treated with steroids or observed. Some hearing comes back even without treatment. If the doctor recommended a hearing aid, I am assuming his hearing loss is older that one month. 1 month seems to be the golden window for treatment. ...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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Can a baby have hearing loss at birth from a mother with cmv. But not have CMV himself?

Can a baby have hearing loss at birth from a mother with cmv. But not have CMV himself?

No: The damage to hearing is caused by active invasion of the tissues by CMV germs when the mother has it for the first time during pregnancy.A large portion of the adult population both male & female tests positive for prior CMV infection, once they have had they are immune & don't pass it or any damage to their infants. ...Read more

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If a child has some hearing loss would they still be able to hear a whisper close to their ear? Almost 3 yr old

If a child has some hearing loss would they still be able to hear a whisper close to their ear? Almost 3 yr old

Hearing : Hearing loss can manifest in many ways. The loss may be partial, covering certain frequency ranges, or it can involve only one ear. The hearing loss can involve a problem with the structures in the ear or can involve the nervous system. The only way to determine the presence of a hearing loss and to characterize it is to be examined by a ENT physician and have a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?

Transmission of an : active HSV 2 infection during vaginal delivery leads to neonatal herpes encephalitis, not isolated mild hearing loss. Last case I saw was in 1976, thank God. Stop beating yourself up. There are over 200 genetic causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Chronic middle ear fluid can cause conductive hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss impacts academics. Ask child's doctors what, why, how & what to do ...Read more

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My child who is 3 months has a moderate cleft palate. Surgery at 10 months. Can cleft palate lead to deafness? I know it can cause hearing loss

My child who is 3 months has a moderate cleft palate. Surgery at 10 months. Can cleft palate lead to deafness? I know it can cause hearing loss

Relax: Part of the defect in clefts is an altered position of the muscles that pull up on the palate & effect the drainage of fluid from the middle ear into the throat.Poor drainage can lead to retained fluid & temporary reduced hearing & ear infections. Tubes are commonly put in cleft kids even before they have ear infections.With regular monitoring your kids hearing will be preserved. ...Read more

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