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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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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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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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Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?

Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?

No: high frequency hearing loss may be secondary to noise, inefection, or inherited. Hearing loss in one ear should be evaluated by an ENT doctor to determine cause ...Read more

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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more

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Whats risk of complications from ear tubes in child?

Whats risk of complications from ear tubes in child?

Ear tubes: Complications from ear tube placement are rare....However one occasiionally see non-healing of the ear drum after the tube falls which may then require patching. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of hearing loss in a toddler?

What are the warning signs of hearing loss in a toddler?

Language delay: If the child does not speak as many words as appropriate for age, hearing should be assessed. Also is the responsiveness to the parents' voice. ...Read more

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What's the risk of hearing loss and or facial paralysis after mastoid surgery?

What's the risk of hearing loss and or facial paralysis after mastoid surgery?

Mastoid surgery: Mastoid surgery itself may not affect hearing. But there is a small risk of facial paralysis, a complication. ...Read more

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Does operating small aircraft all of the time lead to permanent hearing loss?

Maybe: High frequency noises (machines, gunfire, etc) can lead to acute and long term hearing loss and tinnitus. Always use hearing protection. Simple foam ones you get at the drug store can help or you can get custom ones made if you are around loud noises a lot. ...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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Will a hearing aid help with the loss of hearing in one ear due to meniere's?

Will a hearing aid help with the loss of hearing in one ear due to meniere's?

Possibly: Hearing loss with meniere's disease is usually fluctuating, meaning it can come and go. A trial of a hearing aid is worthwhile to see if it will help. There is a 30 day trial period where ever you choose to go for a fitting. ...Read more

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Will ear surgery reclaim some of the hearing loss resulting from osteogenesis imperfecta?

Will ear surgery reclaim some of the hearing loss resulting from osteogenesis imperfecta?

Yes: Depends on the pathology and what type of surgical intervention necessary. ...Read more

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Can loss of one important long term memory with full recovery of the same upon pointing out the loss in a healthy elderly lady be due to ministroke?

Can loss of one important long term memory with full recovery of the same upon pointing out the loss in a healthy elderly lady be due to ministroke?

Unlikely: Mini stroke can affect memory but requires many not one. A form of dementia called multi infarction dementia. Remember the brain is the fabric of our persona. If enough events occur can alter us per mantle. If you are worried suggest seeing physician diagnostic studies can be performed. Key is prevention ...Read more

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Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

Association: Conditions associated with premature births are associated with hearing loss. As such, children who have a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit are at greater risk to have hearing loss. This can be associated with jaundice or perinatal infections. ...Read more

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Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

4Kg in 3 months: Not pleasant but should be less of an issue as you continue to respond to the chemotherapy. If you have not yet discussed this with your doctor you should do so now. If you have a consult with another doctor would be OK. ...Read more

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Mother and father are healthy but have four children ,with inner ear neural severe hearing loss since their birthday, what is the cause ?

Mother and father are healthy but have four children ,with inner ear neural severe hearing loss since their birthday, what is the cause ?

Familial: Genetic, both parents may be carriers of the gene, but perfectly healthy. Children getting the same gene from both parents may be affected. Please consult with a genetic specialist ...Read more

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Psychology: Is the loss of a significant other through cancer kind of the same feeling as a loss through divorce?

Psychology: Is the loss of a significant other through cancer kind of the same feeling as a loss through divorce?

Many of the feelings: of loss and grief work are similar. Death, however, has some different aspects. The impact of divorce will B different based on whether U initiated the divorce or Ur partner did. For the initiator, there may be more relief and less mourning the loss. The person that U R losing is also still alive and U may have 2 continue seeing them, if there are children. When a loved one dies the loss is final ...Read more

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What problems may increase the risk of dehydration in children?

What problems may increase the risk of dehydration in children?

Lack of water: The risk of dehydration goes up with exposure to hot and dry conditions which enhance perspiration to keep the body cool. This leads to water loss. Exercise does the same thing. Any set of circumstances with sweat increases the risk of dehydration. The general rule is that if you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated! so supply your children with free access to water. ...Read more