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What Are The Main Causes Of Hearing Loss
Too numerous: The major causes of hearing loss in childhood are genetic, infection, and trauma. In adults, the major causes are age, noise, head injury, genetics, various antibiotics and also impacted wax. A total list of causes of hearing loss would be too large to mention in this limited space. But I think these are the most common causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more
See below: The most common cause is eustacian tube dysfunction. This is where the tube becomes blokcked by swelling or fluid. ...Read more
Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts electrical activity. If the electrical activity is intense or prolonged... It can damage the neural mechanisms of the inner ear. It is similar to any nerve damage that can happen with any other nerve of the body if it is injured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Common innocuous causes are wax, ear fluid/infection, etc. Relatively emergent causes would be either viral or ischemic (loss of blood flow to inner ear). Unfortunately, it is difficult to distinguish for the patient what the cause of their loss may be, so the prudent thing to do is see an ENT immediately if your primary md doesn't seen an obvious cause. Early treatment may improve recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the type: Hearing loss can occur from mechanical or nerve problems. A wax impaction, fluid in the middle ear or severe pressure changes in the middle ear can all cause sudden hearing change. Viral inflammation of the hearing nerve or blocked vessels supplying the nerves of hearing can also cause a sudden change in acuity. You should see a doctor and get a hearing test. In nerve changes, time is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Temporary hearing loss can be from various causes. E.G. A plugging of the outer ear canal with ear wax can occasionally cause hearing loss. Loud noises and explosions can cause temporay loss and also with firing guns etc. Clogging of the middle ear and eustachen tubes also can give temporary hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many to name: There are three different types of hearing loss- sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The causes of these losses may be congenital, inherited, or acquired. The best way to determine the cause of hearing loss would be to see your local ear, nose and throat doctor and have a hearing test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess volume damage: Certain frequencies in the hearing range can and have been damaged by use of ear buds. Earphones, and attending concerts where the noise is too high (measured in decibels) and too prolonged. This is why people,who work in high noise areas wear ear covers and sound deadeners to prevent this injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of injury?: Hearing loss can occur after head trauma because the bones can become dislocated, fluid/blood may be in the middle ear, or the actual hearing nerve can be disrupted. You should see an ENT and bring any scans you had of your head at the time of the injury. This will help her/him to evaluate the reason for your hearing loss. Expect the doctor to order a hearing test, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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