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What exactly is peripheral hearing loss?

What exactly is peripheral hearing loss?

In the ear: Peripheral means not in the brain. Peripheral hearing loss is hearing loss caused by damage to the ear or nerve conducting the hearing to the brain. ...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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What exactly is the relationship between rhinitis & hearing loss?

What exactly is the relationship between rhinitis & hearing loss?

Eustachian tube dysf: Rhinitis can be associated with eustachian tube dysfunction which can cause fluid collection in your inner ear and middle ear infections. Untreated middle ear infections might cause hearing loss by destroying the tinny bones in the middle ear that conduct sounds. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hearing loss?

What are the tests for Hearing loss?

Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...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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What are some names for hearing loss?

What are some names for hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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What might lead to this hearing loss?

What might lead to this hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Yes: You could have a temporary decrease in your hearing related to congestion with increased ear pressure - or fluid in your ears. ...Read more

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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 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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Hi what medecine is good for hearing loss?

Depends: This is a difficult question to answer. Some hearing loss is due to damage to the inner ear and there is no good medical treatment. Other hearing loss is due to obstruction of the ear canal, damage to the eardrum or middle ear and there can be medical or surgical treatments for this. You need to see an ENT doctor and have an exam and hearing test. There may be some help for you. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss something to be scared about?

Is hearing loss something to be scared about?

Treatable: Most hearing loss is treatable in one way or another. First you need to know what is the cause and if there is a chance it can improve on its own. Is it allergies or infection or something with the cochlea or hearing nerve? You need to see an ENT to discuss the options for treatment. From medicine to hearing aids to certain surgeries even to cochlear implantation, treatment is available. ...Read more

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What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

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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Is it true that mastubation causes hearing loss?

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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Is hearing loss preventable?

Is hearing loss preventable?

Absolutley!: Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable. However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)... ...Read more

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Occasional hearing loss possible?

Yes: Occ hearing loss can occur when you have wax build up or a perforated ear drum and when you have a common cold. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hearing loss?|

Is there a cure for hearing loss?|

Yes and no: There is no magic pill that will cure hearing loss (hl). Classic hl is due to aging and hearing aids can help us cope. If the hl is due to chronic infections or other diseases, then surgery might be helpful. If you have absolutely poor to no hearing, an ENT can surgically place a cochlear implant in your inner ear to help you hear. In some, steroids have been used with some success. ...Read more

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Can thalassemia cause hearing loss?

Maybe if excess iron: Thalassemia carriers (thalassemia trait) probably have the same chance of hearing problems as non-thalassemia persons have. However, thalassemia patients with severe anemia who need regular blood transfusions will get iron overload. Iron overload may cause some hearing loss. The treatment for iron overload is chelation therapy, which can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can thalassemia lead to hearing loss?

Maybe if excess iron: Thalassemia carriers (thalassemia trait) probably have the same chance of hearing problems as non-thalassemia persons have. However, thalassemia patients with severe anemia who need regular blood transfusions will get iron overload. Iron overload may cause some hearing loss. The treatment for iron overload is chelation therapy, which can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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