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What Causes Occupational Deafness
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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