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Is hearing loss genetic?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Some types of hearing loss are inherited but others are caused by infection, trauma or exposure to loud noises.
An ear specialist or otolaryngologist can help sort out the cause of hearing difficulty.

In brief: Sometimes

Some types of hearing loss are inherited but others are caused by infection, trauma or exposure to loud noises.
An ear specialist or otolaryngologist can help sort out the cause of hearing difficulty.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some types

Elderly hearing loss is not hereditary.
Early hearing loss, before age 50, may be hereditary. There are other causes of hearing loss in younger people, starting from congenital hearing loss at birth due to vertically transmitted infections, to noise-induced hearing loss, to infection-related hearing loss. Genetic hearing loss is either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive, in children.

In brief: Some types

Elderly hearing loss is not hereditary.
Early hearing loss, before age 50, may be hereditary. There are other causes of hearing loss in younger people, starting from congenital hearing loss at birth due to vertically transmitted infections, to noise-induced hearing loss, to infection-related hearing loss. Genetic hearing loss is either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive, in children.
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
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