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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)

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 could cause deafness?

What could cause deafness?

3 major causes: Deafness is a result of irreversible damage to the ear. Most common is damage from loud noises. Excessive noise will kill ear cells. Next is infection of the inner ear. Viruses, especially cmv, and forms of meningitis kill off ear cells. Tumors of the ear nerve (acoustic neuromas) cause progressive deafness. Rare genetic conditions can result in deafness. ...Read more

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Does huntingtons cause deafness?

Does huntingtons cause deafness?

Clarfication: Huntington's does not include deafness but hutchinson's triad includes deafness. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause you to become deaf?

Can tinnitus cause you to become deaf?

No: The origin of tinnitus is in the central auditory pathways of the brain. As such it does not lead to deafness. However, most people with loud tinnitus can notice some hearing loss because the brain producing noise will mask the environmental sound from being perceived. Particularly if the tinnitus is loud. ...Read more

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What is the cause of deafness in rock musicians?

What is the cause of deafness in rock musicians?

Nerve damage: Excessive exposure to loud sound damages the nerve endings in the ear that register hearing. The sound waves set off a fluid wave that stimulates cells in the inner ear. If this sound wave is too forceful and repetitive, damage will occur. This will cause permanent hearing loss. The high frequencies are most commonly affected. Other loud noises include guns, machinery, drilling, etc. ...Read more

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"bluetooth headphones cause deafness" is this true?

"bluetooth headphones cause deafness" is this true?

Not the headphones: Using the headphones at very high volume might cause noise induced hearing loss, though. Volumes produced by the headphones that produce a ringing in the ears after the noise is over can produce permanent hearing loss, as well as exposures to other sources of noise (lawnmowers, jet engines, loud concerts, etc.) noises are additive, non-occluding headphones while being exposed to noise, for example. ...Read more

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Could goiter cause half deaf? If not, what could cause it?

Could goiter cause half deaf? If not, what could cause it?

Not usually: Sensorineural deafness and underactive thyroid (including goiter) may be associated with a genetic disorder called, pendred syndrome. Goiter by itself doesn't affect hearing. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

What is ototoxicity? Can certain medications cause deafness?

Ototoxicity: Toxicity to ear structures (Auditory nerves, Cochlea, or Vestibular system). Some causes are Antibiotics such as Gentamycin, Diuretics such as Lasix, (furosemide) Cancer treatments such as Cisplatin, Heavy metals, Lead, Mercury, high dose Aspirin, etc. ...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