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What can be done to prevent occupational hearing loss?

What can be done to prevent occupational hearing loss?

Hearing protection: Hearing protection: http://www.Osha.Gov/sltc/noisehearingconservation/index.Html.

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

Loss of hearing of from 10- 100 decibels can occur depending on the nature of the problem. Some have progressive loss esp elderly. I hope ...Read more


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What could cause someone to suddenly go deaf?

What could cause someone to suddenly go deaf?

Most often wax: Fortunately, the most often reason is wax. People have a near complete blockage and can hear ok, when it becomes complete they feel "deaf." if not wax it can be middle ear fluid and rarely a viral illness that truly causes deafness. The key is is to see an ENT doctor right away as viral sudden deafness needs to be treated within 72 hours to have the best chance of recovery. ...Read more

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What causes someone to go deaf?

What causes someone to go deaf?

SEVERAL MECHANISMS: These days, loud noises from rock concerts, head phones, loud music in the home. But as we age, our hearing does deteriorate, and we loss high frequencies first. There are also episodes of trauma, Meniere's and other diseases which can eventuate in deafness. ...Read more

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Which diseases can cause you to go deaf early in life?

Which diseases can cause you to go deaf early in life?

Several: There are several ear diseases that can result in profound deafness. These include viral infections of the inner ear; very severe middle ear infections that traverse the windows leading to inner ear infection; sudden sensori-neural hearing loss; autoimmune inner ear disease; meningitis. These may all occur within the first decade of life. ...Read more

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Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Which non-communicable diseases could cause someone to go deaf?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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Could partial deafness cause your other senses to become heightened?

Yes: The younger the onset of deafness the more heightened the other senses can become. This is a normal and natural process. It is hard to teach someone to do this, but it is usually a natural process that will just take place as the patient attempts to become more normal. ...Read more

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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What causes deafness?

What causes deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...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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What could cause suddenly deaf except pendred?

What could cause suddenly deaf except pendred?

Many possibilities: Hearing loss of pendred syndrom is usually present from birth. Causes for sudden hearing loss are vascular, viral and inflammatory. The patient needs a stat audio and appt with ENT specialist for eval and treatment to see if the hearing can be saved. ...Read more