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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

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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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