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Doctor insights on: What Are Symptoms Of Baby Deafness

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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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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What are symptoms of deafness?

What are symptoms of deafness?

Deafness: Deafness is a disabilty due to partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears. ...Read more

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If the father of a baby is partially deaf, what are the chances of his baby being deaf?

If the father of a baby is partially deaf, what are the chances of his baby being deaf?

Depends: It depends a lot on the type of deafness that the father has. Some deafness is hereditary sometimes dominant sometimes recessive. I would strongly recommend that you discussed this with the child's pediatrician and they can recommend a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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What causes a baby to be born deaf but look normal?

What causes a baby to be born deaf but look normal?

What?: There is absolutely no reason why a deaf child should look any different than a non deaf child. ...Read more

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Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

Can a forceps delivery cause deafness in a baby?

No: Deafness has never been a reported complication of a forceps delivery. Short-term complications can include lacerations, hemorrhage(intracranial, retinal, subgaleal), facial nerve damage and fractures. ...Read more

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read more

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My mom and dad are both deaf what are the chances my baby might be born deaf to?

My mom and dad are both deaf what are the chances my baby might be born deaf to?

Depends: The cause of deafness matters. Is this part of a syndromic issue? Were they born deaf? Do they have the same cause? Each parent would require a workup to answer this. Best option is to make sure your child is screened early and may need a DPOAE OR ABR test early on depending ...Read more

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My mom and dad were both born deaf what are the chances my baby will be born deaf to?

My mom and dad were both born deaf what are the chances my baby will be born deaf to?

Depends: There are many different types of conditions that cause DeafnessSchedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes int Genetics aka a Geneticist. They can review you and and the fathers history, run appropriate tests and come up with a plan. ...Read more