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What are the main causes of hearing loss?

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 more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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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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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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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

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

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Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

Myriad: Most often is due to wax in the ear canal. Also, due to fluid build up behind ear drum or ear infection. Aging process and noise exposure will also produce this. ...Read more

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Are there any causes of hearing loss after swimming?

Are there any causes of hearing loss after swimming?

Hearing loss: Hl after swimming can only be due to water entering the ear canal or external otitis or wax. In both cases the hearing loss is temporary. In diving you may have serious injuries such as barotrauma. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hearing loss in left ear without any physical reason?

What are the causes of hearing loss in left ear without any physical reason?

See below: The most common cause is eustacian tube dysfunction. This is where the tube becomes blokcked by swelling or fluid. ...Read more

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Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

No: As annoying as it might be, I have not heard or read hearing loss that resulted from barking of a dog. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden hearing loss?

What would cause sudden hearing loss?

May be simple: May be related to something as simple as ear wax impact ion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

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 more

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Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

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 more

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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

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 more

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What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

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 more

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What are some diseases that cause hearing loss?

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 more

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Is it true that mastubation causes hearing loss?

No: If everybody who masturbated had hearing loss the world would be deaf. There is absolutely no truth to your concern. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a cold causes hearing loss?

It's possible.: It can. If there is congestion clogging off the eustacian tubes and fluid builds behind the tympanic membrane it could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Can going to concerts cause permanent hearing loss?

Can going to concerts cause permanent hearing loss?

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 more

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What could cause sudden hearing loss in a young adult?

What could cause sudden hearing loss in a young adult?

Hearing loss: Hearing loss can be due to wax, otomycosis, otitis media etc. Rarer causes are sudden exposure to loud noises such as gun/ bomb explosions. ...Read more

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What kind of damage is the cause for most hearing loss?

Loud noises : Rock concerts, sporting events, working around jet engines, use of headphones at high volume. Looks like this is likely the most frequent cause of early high frequency sensory-neural hearing loss. Age, smoking, alcohol all add to the burden. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause injury-related hearing loss?

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 more

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