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Is tinnitus hereditary? What about deafness?

Is tinnitus hereditary? What about deafness?

Can be: There are several inheritable syndromes of both tinnitus and deafness. ...Read more

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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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How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal ?

How does a person inherit hereditary deafness is it dominant or recessive genectic or chromosomal
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Genetics: The hearing deficit in hereditary hearing impairment (hhi) may be present at birth (congenital), progressive from birth, or it may develop when the child is older.

Approximately 80 percent of cases of hhi are inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, 15 percent are autosomal dominant, 2 percent are x-linked (mainly recessive), and 1 percent are mitochondrial. ...Read more

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Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness)?

Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness)?

Scam: Leeches have been used experimentally for skin ulcers, but the crazy stuff that's being endorsed by celebrities nowadays (putting them on acupuncture points, using them with castor oil massages, and so forth) is just silly. They'll target hereditary hearing loss because you may be desperate, real science has little to offer, and wishful thinking makes people say it seems to be working. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does deafness affect a person's life?

How does deafness affect a person's life?

Deafness: Hello. You pose a very interesting question. The best way to answer your question is to try to describe sensory loss. Imagine being blind. It would be a devastating occurrence however like a deaf person, you would adjust and acclimate. Fortunately there are surgical procedures now that can help restore hearing. Such as cochlear implants. This gives hope to those with hearing loss. ...Read more

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How does being deaf affect your social life?

How does being deaf affect your social life?

Many ways: It depends alot on the individual. Hearing loss of any degree can be very isolating. Hearing aids can help hearing loss and sometimes cochlear implants can give hearing to the deaf. In either case, it is difficult to understand others on the phone and in noisy environments, making communication more difficult. Early identification and treatment of deafness/hearing loss helps improve outcomes. ...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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All my life I always had ear problems. Now I use a q tip. And went deaf. What can I do?

All my life I always had ear problems. Now I use a q tip. And went deaf. What can I do?

Ear Wax: When using a qtip you are packing the ear wax just like the soldiers did when packing their muskets with powder! You likely just have ear wax packed in your ear totally blocking the ear canal and hearing. See your pcp and get him to remove the wax safely. Probably like magic your hearing is back. A drop of olive oil in each ear at night will prevent another build up of wax. No qtips please. ...Read more

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What are 6 ways a bionic ear (cochlear implant) can improve a deaf persons quality of life?

What are 6 ways a bionic ear (cochlear implant) can improve a deaf persons quality of life?

Why 6 ways?: A cochlear implant is a device that is most often implanted when a person has bilateral profound or complete hearing loss. The quality of life that will be improved with a successful outcome, is that you will hear and understand language. It is not bionic, but a magnetic device connected to the inner ear via a wire. Sound energy will convert the inner ear via the wire to electrical impulses. ...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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What happens if someone becomes deaf (not born), would their speech become impeded?

What happens if someone becomes deaf (not born), would their speech become impeded?

Depends: Depends on the timing of the hearing loss
if prelingual (before learning to speak) then speech may be difficult to learn ...Read more

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What can cause someone to be blind, deaf and paraplegic?

What can cause someone to be blind, deaf and paraplegic?

Nerve damage: Extensive damage that can be as a result of trauma, accident, military explosives, minefields, gunshot injuries, or a result of congenital defects or diseases. ...Read more

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What happens if someone screams really loudly into your ears? Can I go deaf?

Loud noises: Hello, excessive loud noises like that of a human scream could cause a noise induced sensory neural hearing loss. It would be rare for you to go completely deaf from this solo event but the hearing loss you may have sustained may not recover. And actually seed a slow deterioration of your hearing. See your ENT and avoid anymore loud noises without protection. ...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 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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Any over-the-counter help for someone with hearing loss & deafness?

Need an evaluation: Hearing loss and deafness is such a serious problem that recommending something over the counter without a good history or exam is not wise. Could it be wax? Sure, but I've seen many cases thought to be wax that were more serious. Please see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...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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Can you go deaf from loud music?

Can you go deaf from loud music?

Not completely: Loud music may cause permanent high frequency hearing loss but almost never produces total deafness. Your question begs the following answer. Many young people are developing permanent high frequency hearing losses because of rock concerts, ear phone music if the volume is too high. A good idea is "turn it to the left" which means turn the volume down. More young people are losing hearing. ...Read more

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Can I become deaf from this cold?

Can I become deaf from this cold?

No: A respiratory tract infection (ie common cold) can cause a temporary reduction in your hearing but you should not suffer a permanent loss from it. ...Read more

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What makes someone to be deaf?

What makes someone to be deaf?

Many causes: Many causes. Most common causes in adults would be ear wax, trauma, aging and loud noises (acute or cumulative.
See ENT doc for exam/opinion. ...Read more