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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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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


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How can I improve my sensorineural hearing loss naturally?

How can I improve my sensorineural hearing loss naturally?

Unfortunately cannot: You may not be able to improve hearing without a hearing aid. But you can do somethings. Try listening in a quiter background. Ask people to talk to you slowly but not loudly. These help you to hear better. ...Read more

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How do I improve my severe/profound sensorineural hearing loss naturally without the use of a hearing device?

No options: As the nerves in the inner ear are damaged and don't regenerate in mammals I am not aware of any herbal or nutritional treatment options. I assume that potentially treatable causes such as cochlear hydrops or autoimmune inner ear disease don't exist. Need to manage the loss and amplification is only option. Cochlear implants usually reserved for those who aren't benefitted with aids. ...Read more

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Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss since 2002. Has been non progressive however my comprehension has been effected badly over the years . Plz help?

Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss since 2002. Has been non progressive however my comprehension has been effected badly over the years . Plz help?

Can't do much: If you are having problems with discrimination of words, that means you are developing neural degeneration of the cochlear nerve. You may have auto-immune sensori-neural hearing loss. Sometimes, oral or intra-tympanic steroids may halt the process and sometimes improve it. See an otologist. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old was just diagnosed of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. What's the chance that this is progressive? Will it get worse? How to stop

My 4 yr old was just diagnosed of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss.  What's the chance that this is progressive? Will it get worse? How to stop

Depends:: The prognosis is better in patients who present early and young and who have mild hearing loss and to be worse in those with vertigo. After onset of disease, the patient should consult a physician as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Then, predicting good prognosis in younger patients with mild hearing loss and no vestibular symptoms is possible. Etiology dictates treatment options! ...Read more

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Is Cinnarizine effective for vertigo related to sensorineural hearing loss? If not, then is there anything that is?

Is Cinnarizine effective for vertigo related to sensorineural hearing loss? If not, then is there anything that is?

Maybe.: Cinnarizine is not used in the United States or Canada and so many of us are not familiar with it, or what it can do. However, since it helps vertigo from many causes, it may help with this one. Try it and see. You will know if it works or doesn't. If your doc suggested it, then it is worth trying. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnarizine ...Read more

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My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db.Left ear is 20db-80db.Any suggestion to cure?

My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db.Left ear is 20db-80db.Any suggestion to cure?

Consider hearing aid: Your numbers and description aren't quite right. I'm guessing there was a type a tympanogram, meaning no fluid and no conductive hearing loss. I'm guessing the there was an srt of 20 db in each ear, and an understanding score of 100% in the right ear and 80% on the left. The left ear needs further evaluation, recheck in 6 months. If having trouble hearing aids would be the best treatment. ...Read more