Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may be temporary or may result in partial or total deafness. Hearing loss may refer to inability to hear certain sounds, pitches, or to tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears), or loss of hearing ability. Causes of reversible hearing loss include ear infections (e.g. middle ear infection) ...

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Hearing impairments can range from mild to profound. Some people are able to hear certain frequencies but not others; others find it difficult to distinguish between different sound levels or to work out where the sound is coming from. ...Source: Queensland Health1 ...

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Causes

Hearing loss can result from many different causes: ear infections, ear wax build-up, respiratory infections, adenoid disorders, physical ear canal blockages, ear canal skin infections, chronic hearing loss disorders and many other causes. Types of Hearing Loss: The various ...

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Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of Hearing Loss: Loud noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Noise from lawn mowers, snow blowers, or loud music can damage the inner ear, resulting in permanent hearing loss. Loud noise also contributes to ...2

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Diagnosis of Hearing Loss

10 Ways to Identify Hearing Loss: If you are 18 to 64 years old, the following questions will help you determine if you need to have your hearing evaluated by a health professional. Answer YES or NO.

  1. Does a hearing problem ...
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Causes List for Hearing Loss

Possible causes of Hearing Loss (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

Is it hearing loss? Deafness? Tinnitus? Consider the particular symptoms and whether any of these other symptoms may be a more complete description of the symptoms:

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Types

The categories of hearing loss include:

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Clinical Features of Hearing Loss

Signs of Hearing Loss: Some people have a hearing problem without realizing it. You should see your doctor if you:

  • Have trouble hearing over the telephone
  • Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking
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Treatments for Hearing Loss

Hearing problems that are ignored or untreated can get worse. If you have a hearing problem, see your doctor. Hearing aids, special training, certain medicines, and surgery are some of the treatments that can help. ...Source: NIA (NIH)5 ...

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Prevention of Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented by lowering the volume, moving away from the noise, or wearing hearing protectors, such as earplugs or earmuffs. ...Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)6 ...

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References

  1. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 10/ 107/ 356/ hearing-loss
  2. Source: NIA (NIH): nia.nih.gov/ health/ hearing-loss-common-problem-older-adults
  3. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring15/ articles/ spring15pg13.html
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NIA (NIH): nia.nih.gov/ health/ hearing-loss-common-problem-older-adults
  6. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring15/ articles/ spring15pg8.html

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