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Is it normal to have super-sensitive hearing after brain aneurysm clipping operation?

Is it normal to have super-sensitive hearing after brain aneurysm clipping operation?

Depends: The facial nerve is complex and has many branches. One brach goes to those little bones in your ears that dampen sound. If this branch was accidentally damaged during surgery, may be the cause of your problem? All depends on how they did the surgery. ...Read more

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How can hearing be damaged?

How can hearing be damaged?

Noise: Although some lose hearing from inherited problems or local disease, the most common cause of hearing lose in younger people is exposure to noise. People at especial risk are rock musicians, foundry workers, riveters, and servicemen on flight decks of aircraft carriers. Older folks can get loss from what is called presbyacusis, the loss of hearing of the elderly. ...Read more

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When does baby start hearing ?

When does baby start hearing ?

Babies hear at birth: Babies can hear at birth. A baby can hear even before he is born, but the sounds are dampened because he is inside his mother and surrounded by amniotic fluid. Hearing tests can be done on newborns before discharge from the hospital. ...Read more

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Could hearing change at age 14?

Could hearing change at age 14?

Yes: Repetitive loud noise without hearing protection, trauma or infections could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read more

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How can I improve hearing levels ?

How can I improve hearing levels ?

Clean ears or aids: Occasionally getting the wax out of the ears will improve hearing, but otherwise hearing aids may be needed. ...Read more

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Are online hearing tests reliable?

Are online hearing tests reliable?

Not entirely.: It is a good way to screen for hearing loss. There are several factors that an online test cannot help with, such as the nature of your hearing loss, whether it is from the outer ear, middle ear or inner ear. A visit with an audiologist would be more informative. ...Read more

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Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more